"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tuck Answers, Part 1

  1. What are the conflicts in Tuck Everlasting? Uh, well, there's the whole "Should one live forever in this life?" And the creepy man in the yellow suit--he's a conflict in himself! And there's the stifling nature of Winnie's life.
  1. What are some symbols in Tuck Everlasting? I will not answer this question, because it is too like the questions they asked us in school. I haven't read the book in some time, so I can't remember enough to spout off symbology in the book. And as I prefer to just remember the enjoyment I have from the book rather than analyze it for no good purpose and, I....hmmm? What? Oh, sorry. A bit of a diatribe there. Too many bad memories from my school days. You know, I only last minute as a senior in high school chose to be an English major in college because I hated doing just this. But as I should answer something as I run this Book Club, how about the music box? Symbolic of love. Symbolic of how as the music stops, so do all the other lives--except the Tucks.

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