Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It’s not a particularly long book, nor is it a particularly high reading level, meaning anyone could read it. The Great Gatsby is also a thematically complex book, meaning someone can always find at least one meaningful idea that relates to their life. It comments on everything from the death of the American dream to the downfall of ambition. I, personally, find Gatsby’s perception of the world enlightening.
Although no movie based on a book is fully satisfactory, it is always amusing to watch the storyline in a different light. Jenn Doll, from The Atlantic, explains that “Because a criticism of how it should have been -- and almost always plays out better in our minds -- is in some ways part of the fun of seeing the movie made from a book we love” (Doll). It is an exciting experience to anticipate what we know already in our minds, to be projected into the real world. Overall, the book is a thrilling read, the movie is a thrilling visual, but nothing would ever beat the books complexity of feelings and
For example the text says, “ Mr. Bueller asked if anyone knew French. Victor raised his hand, wanting to impress Teresa.” This further demonstrates that he has a conviction and is determined to get Teresa to notice him. This also illustrates that Victor will not give up on his dream of having Teresa as his girl. Also, Victor tries to scowl after learning that Michael, Victor’s friend, read a magazine showing that models would stand, one arm around a beautiful woman, and scowl. Once he tries this out, he acquires an odd look from a girl passing by, “He scowled and let his upper lip quiver.” His teeth show along with the ferocity of his soul.
Also this book was easy to understand and did not take too long to read. At the end of the novel Gene explains that Finny was different because of his lack of fear. I liked this ending because it is interesting to read about a teenager that has no fear. For the text to text, text to self and text to world connections are all kind of similar in this book. For text to self the connections made with the book would be friendship issues, pain and loss, because we mostly all have friendships that are love and hate.
This has nothing to do with the last page we ended on and it frustrated me throughout the book that this happened continuously. Overall,“The Hot Zone” is a very good book and I would recommend others to read it. I loved the detail that Richard Preston put into the book and how he made his point across very clearly about Ebola. He is a very good write and I am glad that I got a chance to read this book because it taught me about Ebola and other viruses as well. This is a very good novel and I am looking forward to seeing more of his writing or maybe even looking at others that he has already
It takes Phil’s female producer Rita, to help him realize the importance of others. He thought it would be a great plan to pretend to be Rita’s ideal perfect man so that he can seduce her. But every time he tries it always fail and end with him being slapped. When he tells her everything that’s been happening to him for the last past same day, she decides to stay with him and I believe at that moment he realizes his self-worth. Rita grew closer to him because of who he was and not who he pretends to be.
Holden goes in to the bathroom while stradlater is shaving he asked him about girls and how he’s going to take Jane Gallagher out that he’s attracted too. Stradlater, is being uninterested in what Holden is saying. Holden really worries about that Stradlater will make sexual advances toward Jane Gallagher. Ackley tries to bully Holden and stradlater is more like his bud mainly since it’s his roommate. He’s a 16-year-old kid that speaks his mind.
In the beginning of the novel, Nick seems more like an observer than a main character. At the beginning of the first chapter, Nick tells the reader "I 'm inclined to reserve all judgements, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores." He claims that he is a tolerant and non-judgemental person and that attracts many people 's attention, and thus he has had interesting but also uninteresting conversations with men. Later in the chapter he says, "Reserving judgement is a matter of infinite hope". Because of Nick 's personality, people tell him things, however he tries not to judge to quickly, trying to get to know a person 's true character before judging.
He is not a hero because he is shallow. He fell in love with Memo because of the way she looked and not for who she really is. He did not like Iris at first because she is bigger than what he usually goes for, but he started to like her because of how she acts and her personality. Since Roy is 34 and started playing baseball at that age, he is just reconnecting with his youth because at age 18 he got shot and his youth was basically taken away from him. That is why he thinks Memo is good for him because she is young and Iris is not because she already has a grandchild.
What can I do to appease my endless boredom? I would always ask myself this question and always get the same answer ‘Nothing’. The only thing that has been able to alleviate even a fraction of my boredom was reading light novels. I found it quite interesting which is saying something from someone who can never feel excitement. I had become quite a fan of the fantasy like worlds that would be described but reality could never allow such a thing.