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by trygirl
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #15 ~ Thievery
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #15 ~ Thievery

The position is one of acceptance. The characters are happy to steal when it helps their purpose. Hugo does it for survival, but also for parts needed to repair the automaton, and Isabelle steals the necklace because she likes it. Both characters know that it's wrong. The author makes the kids amora...
by trygirl
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #8 ~ Favorite Character
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #8 ~ Favorite Character

My favorite is Hugo because in spite of his father's death, the disappearance of the uncle, and the old man taking the notebook, he never lost hope in the automaton. He could teach adults a thing or two about perseverance. I was never that brave.
by trygirl
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #5 ~ Isabelle
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #5 ~ Isabelle

I could relate to Isabelle and her love of books. When I was a child, I always had my nose in one and even now I have a passion for them. She's just as bright as Hugo, courageous, and becomes a much needed ally to a lonely boy. You might say the girl is a catalyst for him because she literally holds...
by trygirl
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #3 ~ Black and White
Replies: 17
Views: 1974

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #3 ~ Black and White

I concur with the both of you. The black and white illustrations are in honor of early cinema and silent movies. The pictures would lose something in translation if they were in color. Perhaps, because the author wants us to feel as Hugo’s father did, or George Melies, when they first witnessed the ...
by trygirl
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #2 ~ Style
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #2 ~ Style

The illustrations definitely make these characters flesh and blood to readers.
by trygirl
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #1 ~ Professor Alcofrisbas
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #1 ~ Professor Alcofrisbas

Yes, because the professor is detached from his description of Hugo. One imagines that he can recite the story but has no firsthand knowledge of the young protagonist. I was pleased to discover the boy and man inhabited the same body in the end.
by trygirl
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #7 ~ Jules Verne
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

Re: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #7 ~ Jules Verne

He was such a visionary.
by trygirl
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Tidbits begin tomorrow......
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Rum Diary Tidbits begin tomorrow......

Thank you, Liz! :heart2:
by trygirl
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Hunter Question #1 - Burial at Sea
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: Hunter Question #1 - Burial at Sea

I enjoyed the story but it did feel as if something was missing and incomplete. And I almost expected a horror tale. I was sure the man would end up murdering his wife and the captain. So when he only abandoned ship, I was relieved about it. I think you're all right, he buries the old life at sea, a...
by trygirl
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Jack Kerouac Question #1 - The Deluge
Replies: 21
Views: 2316

Re: Jack Kerouac Question #1 - The Deluge

I will probably take a backseat with this discussion as well. But I have enjoyed reading all of your passionate answers. I will agree that by this point, Kerouac was over it, the hippies, the movement, the protesters, etc. He's done being a figurehead. I could feel the acridness in his words. I agre...
by trygirl
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Saroyan Week - The Time of Your Life
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: Saroyan Week - The Time of Your Life

I also believe Al's return, to work for the hammer, made a positive impact on the shop worker and Mr. Clemmer. "Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world." The younger man no longer wants to smash him and the bos...
by trygirl
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Saroyan Week ~ The Parsley Garden #3
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Saroyan Week ~ The Parsley Garden #3

Johnny Gale appears in the story to show Al what becomes of those who believe in hard work. Gale is considered the "fastest boxmaker in town" and everyone seems to respect him and the craft. Even the owner of the store was proud of him. Al definitely looks up to him and eventually says he ...
by trygirl
Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Saroyan Week ~ The Parsley Garden #2 ~ The Title
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: Saroyan Week ~ The Parsley Garden #2 ~ The Title

I presume there is nothing else to add because you guys have really covered it. But maybe Saroyan used "Parsley Garden" to show the dichotomy between where plants literally grow and where a boy comes into his own. Al spends a lot of time in the garden and maybe here is where he decides to ...
by trygirl
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Saroyan Week ~ The Parsley Garden #1 ~ Al
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: Saroyan Week ~ The Parsley Garden #1 ~ Al

I agree with both Sweetchia and Nebraska. Poor Al just couldn't handle being reprimanded by the men. And then to add insult to injury, forced to endure in silence while awaiting his punishment. It amounts to wounded pride. By refusing the job, he takes back a little a self-respect. He can stop beati...
by trygirl
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Autumn Authors
Topic: Saroyan Week ~ Question #3 ~ Saroyan's Goal
Replies: 19
Views: 2279

Re: Saroyan Week ~ Question #3 ~ Saroyan's Goal

I think Saroyan's goal is achievable in any form that allows the artist to live on through their work. Long after Johnny is gone, there will be people enjoying his movies. We are still enjoying VanGogh's paintings and I continue to gain inspiration from my favorite author, though he has now passed....

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