reading log #6
Ponyboy Michael Curtis is A 14-year-old who is the main character in The Outsiders. His parents have been killed in an automobile accident, and he lives with his two brothers. He is important because he is the narrator. Ponyboy is the youngest in the group, and by far the most creative and in touch with his surrounding and feelings. Hes the peace maker, always trying to not get into trouble and trying to settle things. Ponyboy is a Dynamic character. He is because he changed from being shy and awkward to tough and more of a social person. I think Ponyboy is Dynamic because in the very beginning he loned everything out and through out the book he starts changing his feelings and he becomes tougher and brave. according to chaper 1. "Ponyboy had a really bad attitude with Dally." In the begginging ponyboy and Dally didnt get along or agree with eachother. According to chapter 5 the author stated, "Ponyboy started to be more be nicer to Dally he noticed Dally wasn’t being mean to him he was just trying to be a big brother and look out for him."
Reading log #6
I made a connection with the gate icon "multiple perspectives''. According to chapter 3 the author stated, " Then it was in his hand, and he looked at it carefully, but it was the same apple. Unchanged. The same size and shape: a perfect sphere. The same nondescript shade, about the same shade as his own tunic. To simply put it, Jonas observes the apple after it first appears to change in a brief and inexplicable manner during a game of catch with his friend Asher. Its shape does not allow for imperfections and the irregularities of individual apples, an ethic that is evident in the structure of the community and in the values taught to the community's children. Jonas describes the apple's shade as nondescript, throwing an apparently innocent description of the apple's perfection into doubt with an incongruous detail. Everyone knows that apples can differ in vibrant colors and could never be described as “nondescript”.This aspect of the description foreshadows Jonas's ability to see color and in my perspective apples are all different kinds of shapes and colors and taste.
Reading log #5
The Community in "The Giver" likewise erased the memory of the people before the Sameness was imposed. The memories was assigned and entrusted to the Receiver of Memories by the Elders. The Receiver of Memories is occasionally consulted by the Elders whenever an important decision has to be made.By the age of 12, everyone in the society is given his assignment in the community a rite called the Ceremony of Twelve and as luck would have it, Jonas was assigned as the new Receiver of Memory. The main conflict of the novel "The Giver" occurs when Jonas' new assignment in the Community as the Receiver of Memories causes him to question the restrictions imposed on the society by the Elders who controls everything. This problem affect the elders because they don't want anyone else to have knowledge of the world that used to be. Jonas and the receiver are the only ones that know and he wants to show this to fonia because he thinks he has feelings for her. But he can’t show this to her it's against the rules. This started to affect him by not following the rules, “The next morning, for the first time, Jonas did not take his pill. Something within him, something that had grown there through the memories, told him to throw the pill away.” (16.77) This is external conflict because it's the elders that put the rules in place.
Reading Log #4- The Giver
Jonas is one of the main character in “The Giver." Three words describe his character: intelligent, determined and passionate. These traits are rare in the community that he lives, they make him perfect for the role of Receiver. Jonas’s ability to see color for short flashes of time set him apart from his peers, and he is mildly concerned with these differences in the beginning of the book. He also wishes that he could feel closer to other people, and he cares about his friends and family – a concept that is foreign to many in his society. The Giver is the ultimate teacher. He is patient, calm and wise, and he is able to deal with the strong feelings of others. He is very strong emotionally, evidenced by his ability to absorb all of the community’s memories and emotions and go on living. Because he is so nurturing, he feels ready to help the entire community absorb the memories when Jonas escapes to Elsewhere. Jonas is a dynamic character because overtime his way of thinking changes. Mostly after he is chosen to be the next Giver.
Reading Log #3-Out of my Mind
Melody participates in the qualifying exam to be part of the trivia competition and once again surprises everyone when she makes the team. Melody then helps the team win the qualifying competition to win a trip to Washington, D.C. for the national competition. However, on the day the group is to fly to Washington, Melody learns her flight has been canceled due to weather, but the rest of the team has made an earlier flight without her. She is devastated and filled with anger "How could they do this to me? Why didn’t they call me? Why didn’t they tell me about breakfast?"Her team got the early flight because they went to breakfast and didn't invite her. This scene takes place at the airport. This scene is important because she feels bad about her disability, they didn't invite her because she would "slow" her team down. This scene creates conflict. Why would Sharon draper put this scene in the book? Why couldn't she end this scene with a happy ever after for the sick kid?
reading log#2- Out of my mind
The main conflict of this book is that The kids began to get upset that Melody because she got all the attention at the Trivia team contest because she was "special". "She musta cheated!"Claire added loudly."She can’t even sit up by herself!" Claire replied, her voice petulant. All Melody wants is to be normal and if they didn't care about themselves so much they would have been happy for her. The trivia team was so jealous that they left without Melody. This was an internal conflict because Melody was completely heartbroken, not only did her team let her down but her only friend rose did. Claire finally stammers,"We figured you’d slow us down because you have to be fed and stuff." She didn't accept the pity trophy the team gave to her instead she just laughed because it was a small plastic trophy nothing more. In the end Melody forgave them and she came out stronger, she thought to herself maybe I am not so different after all.
Reading log #1 - Out of my mind
The book, "Out of my mind" written by Sharon Draper, is one of my favorite book of all time. The main character is 12 year old Melody Brooks. She has cerebral pasly, but she is a genius with a photographic memory. The thing that annoys me the most is she cant talk or walk, basically nothing that a normal 12 year old can do. She is the main character because this book is about her going to fifth grade and all the downfalls that come along with that. Another important character is Mrs. V and Rose, her only friend. Mrs. V, is her neighbor that pushes Melody to not give up and she teaches Melody, kind of like her personal coach. Rose befriends Melody and treats her like a normal person and that makes feel good. Throughout the book her character is dynamic. This can be proven on chapter 10 page 88, "It was driving me crazy that I couldn't tell him about a stupid Big Mac". Also on chapter 25 page 191, " I realized I have never, ever said any words directly to my parents. So I push a couple of buttons, and the machine speaks the words I've never been able to say, "I love you". At first she couldn't communicate or talk she then she gets a device that allows her to talk. She is filled with excitement like a weight is lifted up and she can talk.
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