Reflection on Personal Effects of Three Novels

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Why are books so important? Some may say their educational other’s may say for there entertainment. Well I personally believe that books are important because their our guides/sages that will help us determine our path in life. Books represent knowledge, and imagination, and feelings and hopes and fears of the people who write them. Even if they are badly written, you can still learn from books. Some of the books that I remember that that affected me were Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Mythology by Edith Hamilton and Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. First I’ll talk about the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five unmarried daughters. They live in the estate of Longbourn in Hertfordshire, a rural district about thirty miles from London. The family is not rich. Their property is ‘entailed’ to pass to the nearest male heir in the family, in this case to Mr. Collins. I love this book because not only because of the drama that unfolds but the story behind this story. I’m talking about the author Jane Austen a remarkable who had little to no formal education when growing up as a kid.and was only taught by her father and older brothers. She was one of eight children of a clergyman and grew up in a close-knit family. She did not went to college, but gained knowledge by reading books. When she was a teenager she started writing books. She had eloquent writing and a witty sense of humor that caught my attention. She made think about how fortunate I am having an education and having great opportunities in life. While back then all women can worry about is finding wealthy suitors to marry at such a young age. Mythology by Edith Hamilton is a book which retells stories of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology drawn from a variety sources. My favorite story in the book was Atalanta the only women aboard who sailed with Jason on his quest for the golden fleece. This led the way for the return trip with the witch Medea of Colchis on the ship. Atalanta is also the hunter who first pierced the Calydonian Boar. Atalanta is best known, however, for losing a race because she kept stopping to pick up golden apples.
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