Jonathan Livingston Seagull Summary

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BOOK REVIEW JONATHAN LIVINSTON SEAGULL BY RICHARD BACH “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” is written by Richard Bach, who is an author and a pilot. From an early childhood Richard had an interest in aeroplanes and flying, and started taking photographs of aeroplanes. Soon, he developed this interest into passion and now is a former US Air Force pilot and the author of three books on the mystiques of flying. Over the past decade, Richard has edited over a thousand magazines on flying and written various stories and articles. This is a fable about an arduous search for perfection in a seagull, Jonathan. A rare seagull belonging to the breakfast flock colony. This seagull aspires to fly and understand more about flying. The story begins with Jonathan, who is a normal seagull according to the flock, flying place to place in search of food with one and only aim in life to eat food and survive. But Jonathan had a different perspective towards life, unlike other seagull his only desire was to fly, fly so high and hard that he masters the art of flying. Day and night Jonathan used to spend hours and hours practicing on his speed, his turns and his techniques. One day, after breaking seagull flying record, he tells everyone about his experience of flying freely and how he enjoyed that moment. He said “Who is more responsible than a gull that finds and follows a meaning, a higher purpose for life? For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live —

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