Thursday, October 19, 2017 Reading Log #3 Topic choice# 2- conflict
Background: In the book ´´Game´´ the conflict starts when Jazz Dent found out his father is the world's most notorious serial killer. When Jazz told the police everything he knew about his father, his father got locked up but soon escaped and Jazz feels guilty because he was the one responsible for his dad's escape this the main conflict because if his dad is loose he will start killing again and innocent people are going to die and there is a possibility that Jazz can end up dying or get involved in a killing. Jazz is working with the police to resolve this conflict. This conflict could be considered external and situational because this physically affects people since they could lose their lives, however for Jazz it can be an internal or personal conflict since this involves capturing his dad and it can result in his dad dying and Jazz doesn't want that. ´´ Now that he she was silent and dead and still, he could no longer remember why he had killed her... she was one of what would be many´´ (4). ´´ Billy had no way of enforcing the favor he´d asked, after all. But Jazz had felt honor bound to do it... this would have proven that he was an uncaring, unfeeling sociopath like Dear Old Dad...´´ (22). I have not finished the boom yet so I don't know if this conflict is resolves
Monday, September 25, 2017 Reading Log #2, Topic choice#2- Conflict
The conflict starts when the main character Henry gets abducted by aliens or "sluggers" as he call them. The sluggers showed Henry the world was going end on January 29, 2016. The sluggers gave Henry a choice to save the world. Throughout the whole story (143 days) Henry is really thinking about which choice he would make, the destruction of the world or the salvation of the world. Henry really doesn't really want to save the world because he says that there is too much violence in the earth like racism. All this leads up to Henry's internal conflict. This is a problem because it affects the whole world and it's an important event but it is also the conflict because throughout story the Henry's internal conflict is always keeping him nervous and stressed out, "But if it wasn't a joke, if the choice was mine, then I held the fate of the world in my sweaty hands." (16). " Turn on the news; read some blogs. The world is a shit hole, and I have to consider whether it might be better to wipe the state clean and give civilization that evolves from the ashes of our bones a chance to get it right." (19). Since I have not finished the book yet I don't know if the conflict is resolved but I don't think the internal conflict will ever be resolved.
Monday, September 11, 2017 Reading Log #1, Topic choice #1- Characters
In the book titled, " we are the ants" by Shaun David Hutchinson, the main character is a boy named Henry Denton. His personality is stressed out because he is always complaining about his life and how he tells himself that his life is never going to change. In the book, it states that his parents were always fighting and one day his dad left. Maybe this is one of the reasons he is stressed out, in page 1-2 it states, "Think about the absurdity of life. When you break down the little things we do every day to their component pieces, you begin to understand how ridiculous they are." I have not read much of the book but to what I have read the character seems to be static because when he got abducted by the "sluggers" or aliens they told him that the world was going to end on January 29, 2016, and they gave him the chance to save the world but instead he decided not to, page 5,"... But the real joke isn't that the sluggers revealed to me the date of Earth's demise: it's that they offered the choice to prevent it ... I'll begin with the night the sluggers told me the world was going toast, and when I'm finished, we can wait for the end together.