September 1, 2015
“No doubt your sword is indeed a beautiful thing. It is a tribute to whoever forged it in bygone ages. There are very few such swords as this one left in the world, but remember, it is only a sword, Matthias! It contains no secret spell, nor holds within its blade any magical power. This sword is made for only one purpose to kill. It will only be as good or evil as the one who wields it.” (Brian Jacques, Redwall). While there is twenty-two books in this series, the difference is that unlike a normal book series which is in order the Redwall series has no order they can be in the past, present or the future. The first theme will be about good vs evil then the next theme …show more content…
One that will be talked about is that one must be cautious. In some of the books the younger growing character will be told to be patent or cautious when dealing with a problem. Now going to the idea how the problems in the books can relate to real life problems. One that is a popular one is Blaggut a rat that was a boatswain on the ship Pearl Queen (Brian Jacques, the bellmaker). Now the problem is he followed his captain a rat called Slipp, now Slipp was a bad creature that at the end of the book he killed one of the members in Redwall Abbey, Blaggut being more of a kinder creature even though he is a rat which are usually bad in the books, when faced with his captain killing someone he decided to not follow his captain but to kill his captain as revenge. Then he went back to Redwall Abbey to face his actions instead of running away from them. Now finally the moral story behind the books is that to never give up on your friends that it is better to make a friend than an enemy and that having honor is better than having no …show more content…
Brian Jacques first started in a very different way than you would think an author would start. He first realized he was good at writing was when he was in elementary school, while enrolled there, an experience marked his potential as a writer. After he had been assigned to write an essay about the unusual characteristics of animals, Jacques wrote about a bird that cleaned the teeth of a crocodile. Brian’s teacher refused to believe that a boy his age could write as well as he did. Brian refused to say that he had copied the story, he was called a liar. It was only after writing that paper he realized that he had a talent for writing. Now going on to the next main point of why Brian Jacques actually became an author, well to be honest he actually had wrote his first book when he was a truck driver for children attending the royal school for the blind in Liverpool, England. But he had no more intention than that, but a friend of his sent his book to publishers without telling Brian, which led to a contract for the first five books Brian wrote. Now the final main point is why he wrote his books the why he did. Well when he was a truck driver he would spend time reading to children at the blind school. But he did not like the way children’s literature was like, he thought it needed more so he wrote the stories. In his books he has a very descriptive
He needs the sword to defeat Cluny, and at the time Asmodeus has it. To show this in chapter 2 it says, “...because the Adder has something that belongs to our Abby.” When Matthias says this he is describing the sword Asmodeus stole. In order to finish his journey and expedition he has to retrieve the sword. Another example
Soon his conception of courage becomes even more depleted. However, by the end of the novel we see a significant change
Imagine owning half of an entire NFL football team. Well this is what it is like to be Jack Molloy in Red Zone. I’m reading Red Zone by Mike Lupica, and I’m on page 212. In Red Zone, Jack Molloy just led the New York Hawks to a Super Bowl. Even though they didn’t win, offers are coming in from everywhere to purchase the team.
He realized how important reading can be and how much he could discover through a book. There was more to life than giant TVs, fire, and gossip. He had an eye opener after responding to an emotional call where an older woman did not want to part from her beloved books. This caused him to think of what was so important in these books that this woman was willing to die with them. So, he decided to go against every law he had been raised with.
The theme of this book is that the right thing to do is not always rewarding for you, but the punishment is not always worse than the sheer guilt of doing something wrong. There are multiple characters in the book that can relate to this theme, “Only it wasn’t home. It was a building I didn’t recognize, with a family that was a group of strangers. My room wasn’t my room, and my bed wasn't my bed, because I wasn't me. I was someone else, a stranger who my parents didn’t know.
Take eight troubled teenagers and one instructor and put them in the woods together for nine weeks and there’s bound to be a lot of drama and trouble. When those eight teenagers decide to go it alone and ditch their instructor, the drama and conflict just doubles. This book is called Downriver by the author Will Hobbs. In the novel downriver jesse experiences many types of conflict such as person vs person person vs nature and person vs self. Person vs person conflict is when jesse calls her dad but the problem is when jesse calls her dad Jesse feels like she should apologize for her behaviour and would like to say something
Have you ever been scared? A type of fear that is life threatening? This is the type of fear many soldiers felt in the Vietnam war. Including the squad members that were in Tim O'Brien's novel ¨ The Things They Carried.¨ The theme of Tim O'Brien's book is that soldiers are stuck with the fear of not only dying but of being seen as weak by Family,friends and fellow squad members. The members of the team often noticed that the war wasn't always physical but a mental war in a lot of different ways.
Character Analysis When thinking of families most of the time its people you grew up with, and the culture you grew around. The story " A Pair of Tickets" () draws on what family and culture do to family 's and more importantly one person. June grows up in America where the culture to her is more familiar than that of her Chinese parents. While growing up she thought countless of times that the ways of her mother where strange and embarrassing, and at time she didn’t think of herself as truly to her heritage. Throughout the story June goes through different stages of grief, and finding herself when she truly thought she wasn’t a part of a culture.
He arrives to work and see's Pino, his coworker, and son of Sal, give him a dirty look and said, " you are late". Pino is a racist person who does not like black people and does not get along with Mookie. In contrast, Vito is a nice and respectful individual who is friends with Mookie. It is with these four individuals that Sal's pizzeria had become so well known in New York. Sal is a person who likes to help everyone and is a well-rounded individual.
Imagine your home being burnt before your eyes, your family unjustly slaughtered, witnessing innocent people shot without reason, imagine being behind the trigger. Experiencing traumatic events such as these will negatively affect anyone’s character. Ishmael Beah, a child in Sierra Leone, experienced just that. In A Long Way
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that
The novel Day After Day by Carlo Lucarelli is the followup to his previously successful novel Almost Blue. The story was published in Italy in the year 2000 with the title Un giorno dopo l’altro. Later on, the story was published in Great Britain in 2004 by the Harvill Press. Day After Day and Almost Blue share the same type of psychological tension, gracefully drawn characters and thrilling story that make these novels popular. Day After Day starts off at a somewhat slow pace, but becomes incredibly exciting and action packed as you progress throughout the story.
During the novel the reader can notice that there are copious different lessons the characters learned. The principle theme in the novel is that love and forgiveness are essential aspects in a family. The ending of the book seemed quite sudden and leaves you asking a great deal of questions. What happens