Character Analysis: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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ABOUT AUTHOR Richard David Bach , an American writer was born in the year 1936 in Oak Park , lllinois . He is the son of Roland and Ruth Helen . He has numerous work of fiction and nonfiction - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), lllusions (1977) and Out Of My Mind (1999). It was said that most of his books have been semi-autobiographical , using real or adapted events from his life to exemplify his philosophy . Bach 's philosophy is that our external physical limits and morality are just appearance. Bach is well-known for his love of flying;in fact, his books are linked to air flight and flying in a metaphorical context. Bach 's life is very much connected to the literary text , Jonathan Livingston Seagull. As mentioned earlier , his books have been semi-autobiographical because of the use of real or adapted events from his life. CHARACTERS 1) JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL (JON) This character first appears as a freethinking young gull , not content with filling his belly with scarp fish. He wants to experience the freedom of flight enjoyed by other bird species . Opposed by everyone , including his own family, this character experiments, often disastrously, until he figures out the dynamic of flight and practices its techniques to perfection . Hoping to

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