Love is essential to overcoming adversity and it is the ability to cause change in yourself and others. In the book, Matched by Ally Condie, Cassia has to learn to be able to have independence and accept that she needs to break away from her society’s choices. This helps give her the confidence she needs to be with the person that she loves because she has begun to realize that she deserves to choose and that everyone else does too. Ultimately, Condie teaches us that love causes and solves problems, but those problems are the ones that you want to choose.
1. Cass Mastern’s story, though at first seemingly unnecessary and random, shares many elements and themes with Jack’s life. The story of Jack Burden and Cass Mastern are alike in that they involve the cycle of betrayal, guilt, and the burden of responsibility. Cass Mastern commits the ultimate betrayal- he sleeps with his best friend’s wife. Duncan Trice, who was “passionately and single-mindedly devoted to his wife”, commits suicide upon finding out of the affair with a “lead slug nearly the size of a man’s thumb in his chest” (Warren 4.237-243).
In the book Matched by Ally Condie, the main character Cassia faces problems that help to define how she deals with it later on and how she tries to figure it out. For example, Cassia’s society has certain rules, that if you don’t do them right you would be cited. Which means it would be put as a record of the things you have done bad. According to Condie when Cassia’s grandfather died, and they had a opportunity to have a tissue sample from him. Cassia’s father had to keep the sample for the officials to examine later. The sample would be able to bring the grandfather back if there was nothing wrong with him. Later on, Cassia’s father loses the sample and he calls the officials to come over and search for it. The officials look around the
Cass McBride, one of the most popular girls in school who desires homecoming queen, has been unsuspectingly captured by a boy who threatens to take revenge on her, Kyle Kirby wants revenge from Cass for causing his brother David Kirby suicide, he had suffered an insurmountable rejection when he asks Cass out for a date. Kyle plans to carry out his revenge through long periods of torture by burying Cass alive. When Cass wakes up to finds herself conscious she is overcome with fear when she feels as though she is trapped in a dark and enclosed space. She becomes highly emotional, trying to find methods of staying calm during her buried state of doom, but then time again it would soon come back to her that she would not be able to handle the situation that she is currently in. Possibilities of rescue are highly low, Detectives Ben gray and the others are unable to find any clues after interviewing any possible suspects in the past 24 hours.
She has changed so much through the book. She has changed from being so strong to being very trustworthy and soft. You can observe her changes through her actions, relationships, and problems. She is such a lovable character. I would love to have her in my life.
For instance, Cathy Ames was one of the character who standed out in the novel, which made the audience aware of who she was and is a big comparison to other characters throughout the book. Adam told Charles that him and Cathy got married. Which makes Cathy leave to the bedroom and closing the door. Charles say negative things about Cathy “She’s no damn good, I tell you.
During the middle of the story she began to have a change of heart. She started to hang out with her aunt more and realized it takes a lot of effort. During this time of self discovery she noticed small details about her friends and family. But by the end of the book she starts to see things from others views to give her insight to how others might see things.
She is with him everyday at hiking class and he is teaching her to write in cursive so they are growing closer. I think that Cassia has feelings for Ky that are stronger than her feelings for Xander. Another reason I think this is because Cassia found out it wasn’t a mistake that she saw Ky’s face on her microcard. When she was talking with Ky he said that the officials accidently gave him a match even though he wasn’t supposed to have one.
It showed that the pressure of always being perfect and beautiful was hard on her. I also liked that most students can relate to being pressured to be something they’re not. I disliked that I felt the length of the book on multiple occasions. I identified with Paige because I have also been pressured to be someone I don’t want to be. In the story, Paige is pressured to be perfect and make no mistakes and this often happens in real life.
Finally, the real reason is to find her self-knowledge or how she can rely on herself. Foster shows that this novel satisfies the five literary elements and the setup of “someone going somewhere and doing something, especially if the going and the doing wasn’t his idea in the first place” (Foster 6). Throughout first chapter, Foster claimed that a quest consist five elements, but he soon says “Always’ and ‘never’ are not words that have much meaning in literary study” (Foster
Other than this and the bravery and courage it took to get through the suitors. She didn’t do that much. She's a hero, but arguably and opinionatedly, she's a background character who had to do what she had to do. A person once said “there is no main character, just many characters doing what they have to, to survive.” (Unknown.)
The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
That's what allows her to be accepted in the end. She ends up being accepted for who she is which is a pretty universal want for a lot of different people. “ (Ward, 2002, 95) Like in Hercules and Tarzan, obviously the main theme is finding the true self. However, in order to be accepted by the society, the protagonist must go through some changes, of course, to reach the acctualization.
Reading books was a soul-searching experience for her because reading books brought joy to her, she dedicated her time to read books and she made reading books a part of who she was. She gave stated her memories of what a normal childhood which involved, lifting rocks in the creek, laying pennies on the tracks of the trolley and running to fetch them, etc. But at the end of the day, it was never any