My parents forced me to pick up the book, and before I knew it, I was enthralled with the story. Having never been a proficient reader, getting through the book by myself was difficult, but the need to understand the story had me rereading every page. Harry Potter contained no profound, life changing morals but it did capture the imagination and ignited my passion for reading. What I had once associated with boredom and saw as a chore, I now actively sought out more, to the point where reading replaced watching television as a favorite pastime. Afterwards, the first books I would read of my own violation all had compelling stories, like Harry Potter, and the more I read, the less intimidated I was of reading.
Wisdom is a very valued and respected trait in our society and is associated with the elderly. In both King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the protagonists were able to acquire wisdom after undergoing trials and tribulations. However, both these men began their quest as completely different people, polar opposites even. Morrie always emphasized the value of family and love, while King Lear saw these as trivial pursuits which at best can be used to elevate his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did not care too much for it and accepted it.
He hurt the people who loved him dearly. McCandless was also too impressionable by trying to be like the authors who wrote the books he read. If he had been more realistic and seen the outcomes of some of their lives, he might have not tried to copy them. He also failed to follow governmental rules and was rebellious. This showed how immature Chris was.
Huckleberry Finn: Strength vs. Weakness Some people consider the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain as a classic, while others perceive it as a weak and trivial novel. The strengths and weaknesses that are seen throughout this novel have brought up a huge controversy on whether it shows greatness or creates confusion for readers in the end. One strength that Mark Twain presents is the realistic actions and feelings of the young boy, Huck, and how he makes him a relatable character. A noticeable flaw in the book is the last 12 chapters, which are irrelevant to the rest of the story because they only act as distractions and take away from the main idea.
It is hard for me to pinpoint the exact moment that I fell in love with literature. For me, books have always been a constant support system, form of entertainment, and a motivational tool. I only vaguely remember a time in my life where books did not play a significant role in contributing to my life and developing my character. The characters in the books I read and wrote shaped me into who I am almost as much as my family and teachers did. It is because of them that I discovered not just my love of reading and writing, but also who I was a person.
Through the novel Great Expectations, it is seen that Pip’s personalities change. He seemed to be immature at the start but in the end he turned out much different and yet also the same. It seems to me that he changed because of those surrounding him and the influence they had on him. The most influential characters were Estella and the Magwitch. Pip at first was very uneducated and had not a clue of his social class or that there even was a social class, so he was content with what he had.
Margolin statically used case records and professional writings to support and clarify his ideas about the wrongdoings of social workers. However, I did feel that with the excerpts of the writings at times did explain and support his ideas, but then at times it would make the book choppy and hard to read. Furthermore, there were sections in his book where he would critique practice that social workers were involved in, but had no way to back or support his information. To me one of Margolin’s greatest weakness with the book was the tone he used which made him came off as being righteous and arrogant. His style of writing was slightly dull and stodgy and although he did have insightful concepts, I had trouble getting through the book, because he seems to make all social workers appear that they are all the same and have alternative motives.
For my ideal bookshelf I chose only a few of the wide variety of books I have read over the years. Some books and series that really had an impact on me was The Fault in Our Stars, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, and The Outsiders. These books all have dilemmas that they surmount, which makes the books even more interesting than they already are. Every book I have read has importance in my life, some greater than others. They all have great life lessons to use as I grow older.
He is not much of a father to Eric or Sheila ,although he does love them he is not very good at showing it. What he does now how to do however is run a business. Also he is very ignorant as I illustrated earlier, with his “predictions” which couldn’t have been more wrong. Mr Birling acted very authoritive with Inspector Goole and was completely taken aback when the Inspector didn’t treat him with the respect he thought he deserved. He is also ruthless, as it is proven when at least twice he offered the Inspector a bribe just to keep his mouth shut.
He “squandered the brains [God] gave [him] on foolish delusions.” (I, 37) Augustine considered his pursuit of worldly wisdom a futile effort at this point in his life because he did not fully understand the meaning behind what he was learning. “ I read and understood by myself all the books that I could find on the so-called liberal arts, for in those days I was a good-for-nothing and a slave to sordid ambitions. But what advantage did I gain from them? I read them with pleasure, but I did not kno... ... middle of paper ... ...p of faith.” He knew then that he had to leave part of his philosophical pursuits behind and commit himself fully to Christ. “For I felt that I was still the captive of my sins, and in my misery I kept crying ‘How long shall I go on saying, “tomorrow, tomorrow”?