Wednesday, December 12, 2007

week 4, post 2

This book is interesting. I like it more then most books I have read in school but if this wasn’t for school I would probably stop reading this book. The reason I am kind of bored with this book is because it’s just a bunch of fairy tales put together into one book and I have heard all these things before. But it is kind of different because its like David is you and you get to go through all these fairy tales and almost interact with them because as David goes along he changes the stories up a little bit. As I am reading this book it just occurred to me today that David isn’t just weird and is imagining these things, I remembered that he got hit by a plane and he probably got knocked out or killed. So the story is making a little more sense to me now.

week 4,post 1

Scabbard: a sheath for a sword or the like. Page 169
Chasm: a yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface; gorge. Page 176
An emerging theme a saw in this section is a crooked and evil man is trying to screw David over but he’s telling him all the things David wants to hear, like that he could have his family back. So David is having an internal conflict with himself right now trying to figure out what to do and I think this is going to affect him throughout the rest of the book.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

week 3, post 2

The third section in my book was quite eventful. It started off with them leaving the Woodsman’s cottage and being chased by wolves in the forest in the middle of the night. When they arrive at the end of the forest they reach a canyon type thing and there are two bridges. They have to solve the trolls riddle to figure out which one is the safe bridge. When they are about to cross the bridge the wolves and loups catch up to them and the Woodsman sacrifices his life fighting them off to save the boy. Now that David is across the bridge he is alone and doesn’t know where to go, so he just follows the path. A little while later he trips over a dwarf. And then the story of the seven dwarves comes along. But in this story they are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 because the seventh one moved away to live with his parents.

week 3, post 1

“The Woodsman locked the cottage, then laid his hand flat upon the door and he lowered his head, as though praying. He looked sad, and David wondered if, for some reason, the Woodsman thought that he might not see his home again.” (p. 100). I chose this quote because it was and good example of foreshadowing. In the end of the chapter the Woodsman gets killed by wolves and loups. (Who are wolves that cross breed with humans). And a big theme I can see is that the entire book is based on other fairy tales that have been made into the imaginary world David is now in.