Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The author of any type of novel will have to use the feeling of empathy for their novel. Sometimes giving more detail will make the reader more interested in your novel. For example the book "Breadwinner" has a lot of empathy in it. The sad thing is that Parvana has to go through hard times especially the part where she has to make the decision to become a boy to make the right amount of money for her family to live off of. Anyhow it also depends on how much effort is put in to the writing.
Take the breadwinner for example. It has lots of empathy writing in it. one thing I felt empathy for in the book was when she thought she saw her father in the market but it was actually something else. I actually did that once. there is a lot of description in the book that the author is telling you that Afghanistan is a very scary place.this passage reminds me when, I was in the grocery store and I couldn't find my mom, but then I thought I found her so I went running to some random person, and wrapped my arms around her, I think, my memory is faint from when I was three years old. there's lots of description in this part of the story.
There is another book with such a sorrowful moment.The book was called "Parvana's Journey" yes, it is the second book of the breadwinner. Anyhow the part of the book that made me feel empathy was at the beginning. I don't mean to spoiled the book, but her father dies and I felt empathy because I know what it feels like to lose someone who is dear to you. When I first heard this, I instantly felt empathy for Parvana. The same author, and with the same type of feeling of empathy.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
After all the Activity's were finished we ate lunch, after we had a drum circle. A drum circle is a thing were everyone comes,and well, plays the drums. No not the drums in the rock and roll music, the drum that is made in Africa, the single drum. Well anyhow, we were playing, and the leader who was leading us, was so energetic, that he was bouncing off the walls when we all did something together. Also he was getting us into the grove and everything, although my friend Hayley and I, didn't like the drum circle very much, it was just another thing in our daily lives. Nothing spacial. Also at the end of the drum circle the people did this one song in the drums, and it was kind of cool, because I wasn't really listening, because of the fact that my Hayley and I were deciding if we should be bus Buddy's or not.when we were done talking about that, the drum circle was over and we all when to the bus, but then Emilie had to go to the washroom so I went too. Then when we got to the bus Hayley and I couldn't be bus buddy's, so we had to split up, Hayley in the front, and me in the back.
All together the trip was okay, the only good part about it was the bus ride there. My friends, Hayley,Emilie, Lyndsey and i were playing games like truth or dare, would you rather, and other games like that, but the most worst part, of the trip, was the part my friend Wilks and i got yelled at the back of the bus, on the way back to the school. I wanted to go talk to Hayley at the front of the bus, so I gradually made my way up to the front then when I got there, Andy, and Jordan started pulling my hair, and it was getting annoying, so I yelled "stop" to them. Then one of the teachers heard me, and there was only suppose to be two to a seat, but when I went up there, there were three in the seat so she asked me to go back to my seat, and she was watching me as I went to the very back, and it was so embarrassing. Then at the back I went in to Wilks' seat and there was Emilie, Wilks,and I on a seat. suddenly the same teacher comes back to us, and tells us to move to the other seat. and at that exact moment everyone went quiet in the bus and it was even more embarrassing for me. when we hit the speed bump at our school we knew we were back home, and I was so relieved.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I don't think this is a good expression to judge someone because lets say your a really nice person who went to the store for lets say some food. You would just go in your track pants and sweater, not in like some awesome dress that you would wear to like prom or something, but just your usual, a sweater and track pants, then someone comes along and looks at you and they whisper to their friend beside them and say, "hey, look at that person. They look like a slob, they must have been through a lot. " that's not describing someone at all. that's just what someone says, just by looking at them.well, those are only some of the reasons this expression is not a very good one.