Post by Istawen Aeros on Apr 13, 2004 15:09:13 GMT -5
This forum will be used to discuss different books. When one discusses books, one looks at several aspects of the book:
Themes: In every book there are themes -- common messages that are continually re-surfacing in the book.
Characters: characters can be very intriguing to analyze. Just note things about them, their little quirks, etc. Are they brave, cowards, etc. In some books, such as Last of the Mohicans , there is a certain character that seems like a wimp. But some people, like myself, consider that character to be noble and brave. Good debate right there.
Plot and climax -- Not nearly as interesting as characters and themes, but it does have its place. Sometimes there is disagreement about what exactly is the climax.
So why even bother figuring these things out about a book? You learn it better, you understand the story better. Naturally, some books will be easier to do than others. Books are like friends. When you really get to know them (hence analyzing), they become your "bosom friends" (to quote Anne of Green Gables), than just mere acquaintances.
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