In Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Catherine experiences many influential moments that transition her from being a girl to a woman by learning to face reality instead of remaining caught up in the fantasy worlds that she reads about. At the beginning of the book, Catherine lists several fragments of readings that she has incorporated into her own life, one being “From Pope, she learnt to censure those who ‘bear about the mockery of woe’” (17). The strand of selected quotes from various poems and stories highlights how Catherine uses fictional stories to shape her own life. Because her life is uneventful, she lives vicariously through books lets her imagination run free with the stories in them. She creates her own reality with these works of fiction, which puts a barrier between her and actual reality.
My situation was in a way similar to the story of How Reading Changed My Life, by Anna Quindlen. In the story, the author gave a self-reflection on her passion and progression as a reader. She was a disconnected child that was seduced by books. She genuinely just loved reading books for the sake of doing it and she always enjoyed it. Reading books was a soul-searching experience for her because, she cared about reading books, reading books brought joy to her, she was dedicated to reading books and she made reading books a part of who she was.
It is more poem based and revolves around the author’s good and bad experiences and she puts those into beautiful words to be relatable to the reader. This book is called Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I admired her work so much because I can understand where she is coming from and if I ever start writing from my own personal experiences, she will be my inspiration for doing so. As a result of all my readings inside and outside of school, I got a taste of all genres and different authors. Although I have preferences for books, nothing went wasted and I have a great literary library retained in my head.
Throughout the novel, Keller only mentions that Sullivan is her teacher who was instructed to her from the Perkins Institute for the Blind. Very little information is given to the readers about Anne Sullivan; even though, she is also a main character next to Keller. Although readers may not know much about her, Keller mentions that Anne is her teacher; so acknowledging that Anne is a smart woman is easily derived. Plus, Sullivan stayed by Keller’s side throughout the entire story, even with all of Keller’s tantrums. Therefore, it can be recognized that Sullivan is a woman of much patience.
Mrs. Flowers is teaching Marguerite to approach books with critical thinking skills to enhance her own learning experience. She wants Marguerite to exercise, reading out loud and move out of her comfort zone despite her resistance to even converse with others. The benefits of children reading not only strengthen their intellect, but “The words of the story act as mirrors in which the children’s conflicts and feelings –fear, jealousy, aggressiveness, loneliness, and the need, the wish of being loved and accepted– are reflected while offering the child fictional alternatives and solutions” (Stockar, par. 35).
Another point is Amy says that her mother is not hard to understand, it 's that other people find it hard to comprehend her talking. People who do not know her mother well probably won 't give themselves time to connect with her mother 's English. As described by Amy from her personal view that her mother 's English was "perfectly clear, perfectly natural" (Tan, 2006, p. 21). Specific evidence that supports was the author stating, "Her language, as I hear it, is vivid, direct, full of observation and imagery." (Tan, 2006, p. 20).
As the book “Balzac” was about a love story the teenagers soon was influenced by it. The book “Balzac” made Luo and the Little Seamstress notice their feeling towards each other and they started to hang out together. The book “Balzac” also made the narrator notice his feeling toward the Little Seamstress and jealous Luo dating with Little Seamstress. Not only with love, but the book “Balzac” hugely affected the Little Seamstress. When the boys was thinking up a plan to get other western literature from Four-Eyes, the Little Seamstress gives Luo and the narrator advices.
One of these ideas is the notion that literature is personal and can affect different people differently. At the last page of the book , we learn how the books of Balzac have affected the Little Seamstress, Leo quotes “ She wants to go to the city, she mentioned Balzac.” and “She said she had learnt one thing from Balzac: that a woman’s beauty is a treasure beyond price”. One can see that the Little Seamstress has become aware of her beauty, increasing her self-worth and confidence. Here, Dai Sijie uses diction very well, namely the word treasure. Treasure implies something that is valuable but also something that needs to be excavated or dug up, harkening back to the pirate booty trope.
“The power of books, this marvellous invention of astute human intelligence…., unparralleled means of giving and receiving.”(p 33). These lines convey her love and passion for books and how they can help in dealing with every aspect of life. Another paradigm of her highly intellectual state of mind is her description of teachers and their importance. She creates a very fascinating image
She narrates the story from her perspective as a child. And then, she matches her story with a visual supplement that also evokes a children’s book. Marjane does not avoid subjects, but her use of words and images are simplified, thus, it can give a child to view the events more easily with view of a child. For instance, in the chapter “The Trip”, Satrapi uses her drawings to portray how women in her country had suffered if they didn’t wear the veil in the public. Other men insulted Marjane’s mother, just because her mom did not wear the veil.