Brief Book Summaries on Various Well Known Classic Novels Essay

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#1 “Sunset on the River” by Mark Twain 1.) “Now when I had mastered the language of this water, and had come to know every trifling feature that bordered the great river as familiarity as I knew the letters of the alphabet, I had made a valuable acquisition.” 2.) I chose this quote because it fits the story perfectly. This quote is at the beginning of the story saying that he knows the river really well. At the end he still knows the river well just in a different way. This way is not for the better because he learns all the dangerous parts about it. 3.) Notes Loves the river and everything about Becomes a steamboat captain Has to learn everything about the river Lasts for 5 years as a captain Compared to doctor I believe that the…show more content…
When people pray for themselves and not others they are being selfish, because they are cursing someone else, while they are getting a blessing. 4.) Towards the end of the wars overseas we pray for are soldiers to get home safely, but we do not know the amount of people that died after they were sent over. 5.) I chose this picture because it would be contradictory, with weapons and a bible. The bible and violence are opposites, but so are the two sides of the prayer. 6.) Learned that the problem was for the people that were originally against the war. #3 "An Episode of War" by Stephen Crane 1.) "And this is the story of how the Lieutenant lost his arm." 2.) This quote is perfect to describe the story. The reason it is perfect to describe the story is that it sums it up in one sentence. The story was about how the soldier had to make it to the army hospital before it got infected. He only ended up losing his arm. When he went home he was just happy to be alive. This makes people think that things can always be worse. 3.) Notes Civil war bloodiest conflict in american history over 600,000 soldiers died twice as many soldiers died of infections over combat wounds Lieutenant poured

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