Analysis Of The Book ' The Night ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1880 WordsNov 23, 20158 Pages
I despise required reading with every cell in my body. It does not matter how interesting or gripping the content is. If someone tells me I must read it; I will hate it. So naturally, I went into Assignment 9 with nothing but dread. Jeff’s book is fascinating, but that doesn’t change the fact that I feel the urge to refuse on pure principle. However after reading only a paragraph, I knew I would not be able to stop. After reading only a paragraph, I knew I owed it to myself to finish this story. I immediately connected with Shannon’s story. In this chapter, she learns something I wish I had learned a long time ago. Shannon learns how to be open to showing and writing about her emotions. She starts the class out as a self-proclaimed “emotionally jaded” woman and metamorphosizes into someone capable of disclosure. She learns how to communicate her feelings about her past loves and losses, instead of bottling everything up until she inevitably explodes. Shannon begins to see the importance of discussing the death of her family members, as well as the love she has for them. Slowly, she understands that vulnerability is not a weakness, especially in the form of writing. It is brave. Finally, Shannon learns that crying is human. Her tears did not make the universe implode or the sky fall. Her tears made her stronger than ever before. Shannon is an exceptionally sympathetic character. I am positive that a vast majority of the people who read her story can connect with it. We all
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