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 author is trying to say how being a captain ruined his view of the river.

4.) A modern equivalent is with doctors and how the way they look at their patients after they have treated them.
5.)
I chose these two pictures because they fit the theme of the story. The picture on the left shows the beauty of the trees in the fall, while the picture on the right shows the emptiness of the trees in winter. The reason this fits the theme is something happened that changes how you look at things.
6.) Do not get a job that would change the way that you look at things you love.





















#2 "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain
1.) "Upon the listening spirit of God the Father fell also the unspoken part of the prayer. He commandeth me to put it…