Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Connections

Meeting #1


     In the book Thirteen Reasons Why, I found a connection between it and another book I read over the summer. In TRW Hannah tells how she fought with her friend and how she got a scar from her. She says "I see it every morning when I get ready for school. 'Goodmorning, Hannah,' it says. And every night when I get ready for bed. 'Sleep tight.'" In the book Fight Club which I read over the summer, the narrator tells how when he went to work the morning after his fight he got weird looks. Then he tells how he was proud, he liked the bruises because they made him feel good. The connection between these books is just simply how sometimes a scar or bruise can mean different things to different people but they always say something.

 It was a deep, powerful connection that we found to be very true. The reality is that sometimes we do show our scars to show a powerful message.

Meeting #2


     In the book I found the quote "... They are also very posed. Posed what an interesting way to sum up Courtney's tale. Because when your posed you know someone's watching. You put on your very best smile. You let your sweetest personality shine." This quote reminded me of one I heard in a show. The man had said " Pictures capture moments in time. When they're posed, they're not real. You know, I hate that whole, like, "gneen!" thing. That's why, at a party, you'll see me in the bushes with my camera." These two quotes coincide with each other, they both say that in a photo you can be posed and fake unlike in the moment when you can be real.

It was all unanimous people agreed that the quotes I found directly agreed with each other.

Meeting #3


     In the book Thirteen Reasons Why, there is a point in the book when the main character is talking about how if one thing had changed could Hannah still be alive? This reminded me of the theory where if a different decision is made everytime will there be a different outcome? For example if you were presented with two doors and you went through the first door. There you are presented with 3 buttons and you push the middle one. Then a light turns on. Now think how if you had made a different choice on the door could the outcome be different? Same with the buttons. This relates to the book because he was wondering if one thing had happened differently would she be alive?

We all agreed that if one thing had been different she might be alive. Everything is connected in someway, similar to the fact that one thing can change everything. 

Meeting #4


     In the final pages of the book clay realizes that he didn't see the signs of Hannah's suicide. He then begins to see the same pattern in another girl Skye. I made the connection of him learning from his mistakes to humanity itself. Humanity is all about evolution. The fact that Clay saw what went wrong and is trying to correct his flaws is like the human body when it corrects mistakes in its cells, or when people see that something went wrong in a situation and try to correct it. In itself clay was being human and it shows his humanity.

We all thought that this is kind of like learning from past mistakes. Clay was able to learn from Hannahs death to help someone else out. 


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