Saturday, April 8, 2017

Independent Study

I hope y'all enjoyed your independent study books. I honestly couldn't put mine down, I enjoyed it so much. I spent all my time backstage during the play reading it. The thing I liked most about it was that the world the novel takes place in is just as interesting as the plot itself. The characters were all likable, and there were several twists that I just didn't see coming; it was very suspenseful at points. This is honestly the best book I have ever read. I hope y'all had a similar experience.

5 comments:

Julia Scofield said...

I thoroughly enjoyed my novel, but I found t somewhat difficult to read. My novel, a passage to India was about an Indian man who is falsely accused of raping an Englishwoman. I found the behavior of the English towards that man infuriating and it sometimes made it difficult to read.

Rickeia Coleman said...

I enjoyed my novel because it was an enjoyable easy-read. I read Fahrenheit 451 an it was about a dystopian future where everyone wants books to be burned in favor of technology. It's interesting to see how we could model the book into our own lives because how many times do u actually see people reading vs using a cellphone or some other technology. I think it was a nice social commentary about the extremes of what could happen if we continue on the path we are going down.

Dylan Bryan said...

I really enjoyed my novel, and found many similar themes to Beloved and Things Fall Apart. Invisible Man is another novel dealing with race relations in the U.S. The big theme is how stereotypes have disillusioned each races' viewpoint, and how the inability to see an individual for who they are has driven the negative relationship even further. These ideas are prevalent in both Beloved and Things Fall Apart. In Things Fall Apart, besides Mr. Brown, do not try to understand the Igbo culture, and instead write them off as savages and a "primitive race," In Beloved, Sethe points out that she was too nasty to be equal to the whites, but not too nasty to cook their food and care for them when sick. It is the basis of what the whites envision the blacks as that has driven such a terrible treatment of them. If whites had been more accepting and willing to understand their minor differences, things could have been different. Invisible Man is another great novel along with Beloved and Things Fall Apart, outlining the terrible effects of the inability to accept different races.

Savannah Watermeier said...

My novel was meh. I read Jane Eyre. It is about a girl growing up in England in strict environments. I found it kind of boring and stingy. Maybe that was the point. She grew up in boring environments and that's what the book reflects. It does get interesting when Mr. Rochester is introduced. The story of their love is fairytale-like.

Bailey Taylor said...

I also enjoyed my book because of how interesting it was. the stream of consciousness was a little confusing, but also made it very interesting. I liked being able to see into her mind and what she was really thinking. it also was relevant because it was about the pressures of society and fitting in.