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September 26, 2022

 

What Is Life Without Risk

The book “Paper Towns” by John Green is a really interesting and captivating book with things people have or may have gone through in life. The book also adds a bit of mystery to it which keeps you hooked and still interested which you may not find often.

The First few chapters of “Paper Towns” by John Green might leave a reader feeling curious/hooked because so many things happen from the midnight trip to payback to sneaking into seaworld. It’s just very chaotic but not in a bad way. An example of this is on page 74.  “And before I could even say anything, the snake lashed out and bit her left ankle” This is so unexpected and crazy because they never expected this to happen to two kids who wanted to be adventurous and try something new and then this happened it’s just crazy.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Quentin on page 70 where it says: “Fine, but when SeaWorld, Incorporated, or whatever  sends a letter to Duke University  saying that miscreant Quentin Jacobsen broke into their facility at 4:30 in the morning….” This is typical of how this character acts in this book, so far. He often seems to be cautious and nt very adventurous. If you are the outgoing type of person you may not want to unless your goal is to break his shell.

After this part of the book, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of the book because you might want to know what happened after words and how things might change.  What’s probably going to happen next is after they get caught they leave on their way home and have some sort of conversation.


Amanda’s Thought About Tom and Laura

In scene three and four is about, Amanda screams at Tom that he can’t stay out late at night and still do a good day’s work. Tom reminds her how much he hates his job at the warehouse. When Amanda accuses Tom of doing something he is ashamed of every night and accuses him of lying about going every night to the movies, tom gets very angry at his mother and screamed at her. Fater Amanda cry and say she will never talk to Tom until he apologizes to her. The accident happened after that which destroy Laura’s beloved Glass Menageries. After that Tom apologizes to Amanda and everything gets normal, then Amanda tells Tom that she wants Laura to get married and have a dependent life.

The first part of this section of “ The Glass Menagerie” by Williams might leave a reader feeling inquisitive because of Tom and her mother. Because by the act of Tom’s personality, a mother can relate ( from her point of view) Tom with her husband, which is carelessness when it came to taking responsibility and do not have success in life. Amanda does want to see her son as hopeless and unsuccessful. However, it’s quite interesting that Tom does not want her mother to interfere in his life and control him. At the end of the day, Amand wants to see her daughter and son be happy in their life. An example of this is on the page, “AMANDA: I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on the sea, whichever way the wind blows you! But until that time you’ve got to look out for your sister. I don’t say me because I’m old and don’t matter – I say for your sister because she’s young and dependent. ” Amand is telling she would be more relife when they will find a good man for Laura who will take care of the rest of her life and pleased.

We learn interesting about one on the characters, Laura on paragraph 97 where it says, “Tom!-  It’s nearly seven.  Don’t make the mother nervous.  [He stares at her stupidly.  Beseechingly.]  Tom, speak to mother this morning.  Makeup with her, apologize, speak to her !”. It seems that Laura is a really nice daughter who cares for her mother and has a different personality than Tom. this is not typical of how she acts in this play, so far. Laura often seems to be a very shy girl, and more careful about her glass Menagerie. That she found her interest and she collects the smallest glass menagerie and always good take care of them.  And I think she found passion it. I think the reader would like to be Laura’s friend but she is very different then other people and has a superior personality. As a narrator, I learned a lot about her character so I will try to change her feeling of shyness in front of people. It would be quiet difficult in her case but it will be interesting.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because this paly has an interesting character like laura and the reader will like to know that if she finds a good man for her. I think in the next story we will able to know where does Tom goes every night.


Tracking Characters ~ The Glass Menagerie

After the mother continues having the objective to provide a gentleman caller for her daughter Laura, Amanda makes the impossible to become that supposed dream play true. She eventually argues with her son Tom making him pursue this goal as his responsibility, TOM attempts to confess the preoccupation of the mother to accomplish this passionated moment to her needs. Does Tom consider his mother’s proposal as to become part of the need of Laura? Is he really agree or connected to what has happened among Laura’s sentimental life to what his mother really wants?

The third chapter, section of “The Glass Menagerie” by Willian Tennessee might leave a reader feeling Interest and Joy because the connection to the real life is very relative to what happens when a mother is concerned about their children’s lives prior to life circumstances, regardless if they like it or not. In scenes 3&4 from the Glass Menagerie, we can observe throughout the entire narration the mother’s obsession in supplying Laura a gentleman caller for her to get married with. She forces Tom to serve himself as part of her plan so that he can help the mother, it includes discussions among themselves. An example of this is in lines 190, where Amanda says “I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on sea, whichever way the wind blows you! (Tennessee).” It means that she will not rest but will give up everything from herself to look for a gentleman that can improve her daughter’s economic status to be an independent women. In addition, she does not want her son TOM to hesitate until he accomplishes that objective.

We learn something interesting about one on the characters, Amanda on page where it says: “ After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations. It became an obsession.” This is typical of how this character acts in this play, so far she often seems to be determined over her aspirations and good desires for her family. As may be seen, she aims to providing her daughter the type of man most convenient for her future. It is why this play shows that having this objective in mind began to be part of her life more and more. In fact, recognizing the attitude of the mothers’ intentions in making changes in the life of her children makes me change my perspective in how annoying she could eventually be throughout the story with her son TOM, because at the end of the day, what she worries more is about the wellness of their children despite everything. I would like to be her friend because my mother just acts slightly that way, in terms of wanting the best for

my future when it comes to having a relationship. She does not want me to repeat the same life circumstances she had. It is why her personality brings me back to want to know more about Amanda.

For a more further part of this play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because it shares many commonalities to what parents usually want for their children .What is probably going to happen next is that at the end of the day, the gentleman caller will reject Laura and expectations may be a bit disappointing to what the mother was waiting for. However, there is a possibility that Amanda’s daughter may be able to have a a different life status to what she had, which can be tricky.


Tracking Characters

The third and four chapters of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944) might leave a reader with more details about the character interaction between each other. People can even feel angry because Amanda wants to make a choice for both of her children. Tom uses to discuss with Amanda for everything, Laura is quiet and never talks but she always has something to say. An example of this is when Tom and Amanda created an argument “ Tom!- It’s nearly seven. Don’t make mother nervous. [He stares at her stupidly. Beseechingly.] Tom spoke to his mother this morning. Make up with her, apologize, speak to her !.” This is evident that both have the same characteristic which gets mad easily. They are impatient and don’t like to talk about their feelings or communicate their ideas.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Laura using the previous evidence where wake up Tom and ask him to say sorry to Amanda because she is not going to talk with him again. Laura does not want to feel this tension of enmity in the house, showing that she is a patient person who likes harmony and tranquility. But even though the reader doesn’t support Laura at all because she is quiet, she needs to share her ideas with others and try to change their minds. 

After this part of the chapter, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because of the internal conflict that exists in the family. What’s probably going to happen next is that Laura would maybe share her opinions more oftenly.


Mother and children relationship in the 1930s

In the third and the fourth scene, we can see that there is a fight between tom and his mother, at the begging and Tom, went to the movies all night. After making her mother get mad at her and told him that she will never talk to her until he apologizes to her. Tom came back early the next morning his sister opened the door. Then hi described a little be of the night in the movies then went to bed. In the morning, the mother sent Laura, her daughter, to the store to buy some better. After that Tom apologized to his mother. Later on she Tom’s mom told him that she was worry about him and his sister because her sister is quite a girl and that he has to take care of her until she got marry than Tom will be able to do what he wanted to do.

The chapters Tom of “ The Glass Menagerie” by Williams might leave a reader feeling interested because in the play the readers can notice the real Point of view of the mom to her children, more specifically to her Tom. By reading the play we can see that the mom wanted her Tom to look like the men at her time. She does want Tom to look like his father who always waits from the family. An example of this is in Paragraph 190. “I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on the sea, whichever way the wind blows you!” This is no true because the mom really wants to make som a man that Tom does not even want to be.

We learn something interesting about, Tom in paragraph 48 where it says: “What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother? I know, I know. It seems unimportant to you, what I’m doing – what I want to do – having a little difference between them! You don’t think that.” This is typical of how this character acts With his mother in this book, so far. He often seems to be Kind to her. This character has a dream that he wants to achieve. He wants to be a little different from the man tat the time of his mother. The mother sometimes wants to teach her son How to set, and even teach him how to eat. She compared the way he eats to the way animals eat.

After this part of the book, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because the book leaves us a lot of hypotheses about the mother. We don’t even know what is the real objective of Tom’s mother. What’s probably going to happen next is that the tell us what she really wants from the Children and more specifically Tom.

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