Lead In: He was lazy and just believed what people told him, and did not think twice about how it could be wrong. Quote: “They’re saying that the Russians have done it. The Russians have poisoned the birds.” (Du Marier 9).
My favorite part of the book was that Hole in my life is a true story which makes the farfetched events plenty more exciting. I enjoyed the ending because he finally got what he wanted, to write. The ending gave a sense of fulfilment and it was very satisfying. My favorite part would be when he was in the drug industry, the entire time he was on edge, the story became very suspenseful and edgy. I would recommend this book to everyone, The book is exciting and a real page turner to say the least.
Jack London had been an American novelist and is known for works such as The Call of the Wild, which McCandless greatly admired. Chris McCandless had greatly admired Jack London, going as far as carving “Jack London is King” at what came to be the site of his death. The Jack London quote used in the epigraph describes a scene in the forest but uses bitter imagery- yet somehow still romanticises it. “Alex” was unable to ever see past the facade London had built- given that London had hardly ever spent time in the wild himself and most definitely nowhere near as intense as Alaska. This chapter had described how he had been found and this quote leads back to that because though Chris was intelligent, he did not understand that London had to make nature sound beautiful.
Another example is whenever the birds lead Brian to the berries. The thing that I imagined when that happened was that there was a flock of birds in a bush and when Brian came along the way he
People rarely hear or men dying in war but there are constantly deaths regarding suicide. It has become a common situation, “ I've never known any dead man killed in a war. Killed jumping off buildings, yes,” (Bradbury, 91). Suicide ties into the bigger problem that because of all the distractions they aren’t able to take a minute to actually find themselves and see that they are
To do so he wanted to go to Alaska before that he had to travel, work, and camp out a lot, so it was tough but he was up for the battle. When he made it to Alaska he was doing good and was finding happiness until things started getting rough. He started losing a lot of weight because of the animals were not coming out as often. When he turned to plants and started eating it, he did not realize he was killing himself. Right before he died, he said “happiness is better When shared” McCandless.
Right away I’m interested in this character and his motives. Page 4-5 we learn about one of Alex’s rides Jim Gallien. He was a hunter and fisher he knew a little about the Alaskan bush. He was concerned for Alex who we find out wants to stay for months. I thought it was funny when he talked about people listening to glamorous magazines that talk up life away from society.
Courageous Boo In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are several courageous character, but Boo Radley definitely has the most. Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that empowers a person to face difficulty, danger, and pain without fear. (dictionary.com) Boo is a mysterious character in To Kill a Mockingbird. He rarely comes out of his house and when he does we usually don’t realize he is there. So when he does come out of his house he is being courageous.
Some of the best conversations I’ve ever had took place sitting in a duck blind, waiting for the ducks to fly overhead. Under the blind, the distractions and contraptions of everyday life are stripped away, leaving human interaction as the only thing left. Here, heart to heart conversations come easily. I recall one time when my Uncle Joe and I went hunting. We had our eyes to the sky and brought our duck calls
The bird calls could be improvised by the birds themselves. It could be an arbitrary animal communication for birds and also the vocal system of some mammals and birds (Hockett,
This means that instead of regional variations the genetic composition of these quail is extremely similar throughout its range with very little nucleotide diversity. This is believed to either be from the lack of overall genetic research of these quail throughout their extensive range, or that their dispersal is more complicated than commonly believed (15). The current assumption is that bobwhite quail are generally sedentary due to their poor flight capabilities and large size, with home ranges of around 16ha (4), but there have been documented dispersals of individuals over 100km (15). Another proposed explanation for this is the popularity of releasing captive birds. The number of bobwhite quail released each year in unknown because private landowners do not have to officially report them.
His lack of supplies and attempt at facing something so difficult is very similar to Chris McCandless’s journey into the wild. John faced the difficult task, started the journey, and “he was not seen again; it is assumed he broke through a thin snow bridge and plummeted to his death...” 80. Although he wasn’t the brightest of them all, his death was simply an accident, like McCandless. John Waterman helps Krakauer develop his story giving a similarity of how Chris had led his path and how he ultimately died. Although neither of them were the brightest, their deaths were simple mistakes.
If Lil never told Doug about the library, he won’t of been able to learn to draw, nor see things in depth. After drawing a few times, he was able to see things and imagine them in real life, “I looked back at the eye of the dying gull, who knew that everything was ruined forever because that’s how it always is.” (118). Because of this he able to relate pictures of birds to people or events that occur in his life. Through his drawings, he was able to see things in depth and was able to find the good in life with Lil being
I ask myself is "The Mighty" moive better than Freak the mighty or the other way arouned? In my own opinion the boook is better than the moive. The book gives me more details than the moive. The moive has inappropriate language and the ook doesn't. The director added stuff and doesn't go in order.
The story Tenochtitlan and Popocatepetl and Ixtlacchuatl are interesting stories. They have contexts that are the same. Even contexts that are different. These stories share many things in common and not. From reading these two stories, I can tell the differences and the similarities pretty easily!