You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Thursday, October 10, 2013


"You will be the same in 10 years, except for the people you meet and the books you read"
-Chancellor Runnels

How can reading fiction help you understand others?  
Fiction is the genre that tells the truth with out pointing fingers. The characters are either very similar or very different to the actual reader. The thing about fiction is that is has exaggerated detail and imagery. It is a real benefit, because with this the reader is able to analyze a situation and the character's reaction to it. Everything we learn serves a purpose, even if it is for the simplest thing and only for a second. I believe fiction novels make you wander, and be open-minded. They help you step away from reality and help bring out emotions in you that are usually not brought out. It helps is understand others because we are exposed to different people everyday just like in the novels. 

Use Hamlet as an example to explore your own thinking process and reactions to a character's innermost thoughts/struggles. 

After reading Hamlet's first big soliloquy i came to the conclusion that many people feel this way. They feel like everything about their life has been packed into a box and given to them all at once; all of the struggles and hardships all wrapped tightly in a bundle. I think everyone can relate to that feeling at least once in their lifetime. Not only did the soliloquy help me understand Hamlet's inner thoughts, but also his way of reacting to his circumstances. As a human being i know that everyone deals with their hardships in different ways, but what makes it easier is knowing that i can guess and/or analyze their behavior in order to figure out how they are feeling. 

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