The book that i have chosen to read is the The Alchemist. In this book the main character is Santiago, Santiago is a boy who would explore alot in look for adventures and had sheep who he would take with him. Santiago was very passionate about books as it was stated in the text" He swept the floor with his jacket and lay down, using the book he had just finished reading as a pillow. He told himself the he would have to start reading thicker books : they last longer and made more comfortable pillows."(5) Santiago also loved to interact with his sheep he would spend his night with his sheep in there crate and in the book The Alchemist it says "He had always believed that the sheep were able to understand what he said. So there were times when he read them parts of his book."(6) Santiago had to go sale some wool but had to wait another four days to go back to a little village but in that village he was approached by a girl who he had fallen in love she was the girl with the raven hair . He left and was very anxious and happy and had many ups and down on his felling of going back to see the girl with the raven hair and as it illustrates " And now it was only four days before he would be back at the village he was excited and at the same time uneasy: maybe the girl had forgotten all about him lots of sheperds passed through selling their wool."(9)
Topic Choice 5
As Santiago has told his parents that he wants to become a shepherd and explore his dad had supported his decision and gave him three gold coins in which he would go to a gypsies and ask for his fortune to be read and told her that he had this reocorying dream that a child would come in the middle of a field and transport him to the Egyptian pyramids and told him that you would find the treasure he...... and then the dream ended there multiple times. The Gypsies believes that when a child says it its true and that she would not charge Santiago because she wants ten percent of the treasure and believes that if he believes he will find it it will happen. As it states in The Alchemist " i'm not going to charge you anything now, she said but i want one tenth of the treasure if you find it"(16). but this reaction was not shown when Santiago met the old man aka the king of Salem As it states in The Alchemist "If you want to learn about your own treasure, you will have to give me one-tenth of your flock What about one-tenth of my treasure? said Santiago ........If you start out by promising what you dont even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it."(27) The gypsies and king of Salem have different perspectives about how Santiago should handle this.
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Reading Log #3 Topic choice 3
The curious incident of the dog in the night time starts of with Christopher the main character who is an autistic young boy. Christopher in the begging of the story finds a dog in the middle of the rode with a fork stuck through him and picks up the dog to get him some help but the owner of the dog came and yelled at Christopher and Christopher had told the lady that the dog was hurt but she had called the police. The police had come and started questioning Christopher but Christopher could not understand one thing the police was saying because he was getting questioned to fast. This lays out the plot of the story because it is showing us the perspective of Christopher and how he would be calm but would he would get yelled at for just being himself and how if a word were said to him that had multiple definitions as the cop said drawn In the book Christopher says "I know why this is meant to be funny. I asked. It is because drawn has three meanings and they are (1) drawn with a pencil, (2) exhaust, and (3) pulled across a window, and meaning 1 refers to both the face and the curtains, meaning 2 refers only to the face and meaning 3 refers only to the curtain. If i try and say this joke to myself, making the word mean the three different things at the same rime, it is like hearing three diffrent pieces of music at the same time, which is uncomfortable and confusing and not nice like white noise.