It’s National Book Month so it’s only fitting to share what the best book I’ve read in 2018 is!
I’m actually reading it right now and I plan to post a book review about in November since I will be doing this in October so stay tuned for it!
But if we’re going to ignore that book in order to make this a significantly longer post, then it would probably be a book that Dylan let me borrow a couple of months back. It had all of these fairy tales and told multiple versions of each story which has always been something that has fascinated me.
How stories are told and how different they can be based off the culture of the world and what that country may emphasize or even the time in which the story is told. In my critical reading class, we have been reading books about food such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chocolat, and The Goblin Market.
Those stories alone, while not the same have a lot of similarities and differences. They tell you how the world views food and views women in connection. In The Goblin Market, women are considered weak and vulnerable and unable to control their desires when tempted with the most basic temptations.
Meanwhile, in Chocolat, the same thing is happening. There is a fight of whether or not women are evil and should be trusted around food. They’re considered to be the temptations and are evil if they tempt you with such desires. However, the women (or woman) is not villainous but rather the priest is. He’s villainous for believing such things and assuming the worst. It’s a matter of a couple decades but the differences are clear.
Okay, so clearly I’ve been thinking about my Critical Reading class. But I think you get the point.