Essay On I Survived Hurricane Katrina

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When one reads a book or article, conflict, setting, and point of view are critical to understand what they're reading. “I Survived, Hurricane Katrina, 2005”, by Lauren Tarshis is a fiction book based on the event of Hurricane Katrina. The novel is about a young boy who lost his family, and is trying to survive. The nonfiction resource “Hurricane Katrina Coverage for Central Alabama” by the National Weather Service is also about Hurricane Katrina but, the author took a different way of writing it. The website basically summarizes Hurricane Katrina and the damage effects of it. Hurricane Katrina was a serious event, and both of these resources helped inform everybody about it but, took very different approaches while doing it, both, the nonfiction…show more content…
In the book the author used pronouns like them, her, he and him. The author ostensibly made this book in 3rd person because she really wanted the reader to know how all the characters felt. If she had Barry tell the story, then the readers wouldn’t know how everybody else felt during the hurricane because Barry would be telling the story while he was deserted. The book had infrequent thoughts or feelings because it was told in 3rd person, but, there were some short and sweet thoughts or feelings throughout the book. For example “Where was dad? Is Cleo ok?” The website was also told in 3rd person. The author of the website probably choose to put her website in 3rd person because there isn’t any characters. Nonfiction articles are primarily told in 3rd person unless it was told by somebody during that time period telling their story, in that case it would be 1st person. Both resources are told in 3rd person but they are very diverse too. For example, “I survived” had characters, feelings/thoughts, and conflicts that the character has, but, the nonfiction article is mostly just information about the…show more content…
With ¨I Survived Hurricane Katrina¨ and ¨Hurricane Katrina Coverage on Central Alabama¨ both resources were based on Hurricane Katrina. But each of them provided new information for the reader to understand the topic more. The conflict, setting, and point of view from 2 resources provides new information for the
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