I love how he said that reading is a connection and a conversation between the author and the reader. But also the reader needs to take the book and make it interesting for them. the reader can give power to themselves.
Also it relates to being human because we need to take our life and make it our own. Make our own story and not rely on others to make life interesting.
I like how you said that we take the story into our own hands. I think that describes humans a lot, we like to take things into our own hands and take control of lives and do what we want and what makes us happy.
I agree with you on providing your own joy and creating your own story because relying on other people to make you happy almost never works.
I like how you said to make our lives our own. I agree with that a hundred percent!
I like how you said the reader can give themselves power.
I love how you say only the reader can take the book and make it interesting for themselves
I think how it talked about how an author writing a book isn't for the benefit of the author, it's for everyone else. I also liked how Mr. Green said that whether or not the writer put symbolism in the book purposefully or not, it doesn't really matter. It just matter what you get from the book.
I think it relates because we were talking about how humans continue to gather information and are always learning, and that relates to hike people can read the same thing and gather different thoughts and meanings from the writing
I like how you elaborated on the fact that one book can have many different meanings or "stories" behind it depending on the person reading the book! That not one book can mean the same thing to everyone!
What stood out to me was the fact that after we die nobody will be able to see the emotions that we were feeling when we wrote them down. It relates because humans have emotions. Even if we don't like to show them, they are always there no matter how hard we try to hide them
That is so true. I love how reading books makes us experience different emotions
I like what you said about how after they die we can't see how they were feeling when they wrote the book. We can only imagine their emotions through the text.
I like how you said that when we write things down the emotions that we were feeling when we wrote the this down aren't there when others read them. That is why I think it is important to be descriptive when we are writing and use lots of interesting and out of the box words
What stood out to me was that we do know in fact what it's like to have the feelings that the authors felt or are trying to convey. We know what it's like for the most part to be in the characters shoes and to feel what they have felt and to see what they see. We can relate to them. And even if the authors are dead and gone we can still read the same pages they wrote and connect to the story in the way the author wanted us too.
I like how you pointed out that we can feel what the author feels because we relate to the author.
I like your last sentence about how we can still fell the authors emotions even after ey are dead. That was what I was trying to get at also in my post.
What stood out to me the most was how authors have written amazing stories in the past and we can still connect with the story and what the author is expressing. A good example of that is Romeo and Juliet. This relates to being human through our communication with each other and our emotions.
I agree with what you said about how we can still connect to old stories. I like your example of Romeo and Juliet. We still feel the same emotions as they did but we go through different events.
I like how he said the author makes a connection between the characters in the book and the reader. Also how it's the readers job to make the book come to life the author can put as many details as they want but you as the reader have to visualize it and want to see it. This relates to our discussion of being human because as humans a hundred people can read one thing and see so many different possibilities in their mind. All of our brains have their own thoughts and imaginations.
I like what you said about its the readers responsibility to visualize the book and make it come to life. It's true that different people see the story in different ways.
I like how you said it's the readers job to make the story come to life. I agree with that totally. Many people can read the same book but they will all have a different view of that story.
What really stood out the me was the fact that the author doesn't affect how you read the story. And one thing about being human is that we all can read the same sentence and read it differently. And this is to me is mainly because I don't know what the author's emotions were.
I like how you said every person reads the same sentence differently. If we didn't come up with different ideas it would be a plain black and white world.
I like how you note that people understand things differently than other. They take from it what they need and understand.
The fact that authors write books and plays for readers is kinda cool because they are probably trying to teach us a lesson. It would probably comfort someone knowing that an author is writing a book for their benefit, knowledge, and relatability. It relates because people can learn lessons from books which is an important part of life.
I like how you said that the authors might be trying to teach us lessons from experiences that had happened to them
I think it is important that you mentioned how important learning is and that reading is essential to that.
What stood out to me is that by reading you can learn more about not only the people around you but also about yourself. Also how he explained how hard it is to express what you are feeling in words and how much harder it is to express what your feeling on paper. I think it relates to our discussion because being human is about relating to others and being able to share what you're feeling and books is just another way to keep sharing even after you've died.
I like how you said we can learn more about ourselves and other people. And that stories are a way to keep sharing even when the author is gone. Stories can last forever, and they can mean different things to different people.
Yeah, it's a good thing to share the lessons learned by everybody so that the future generation can be more wise with their decisions.
I love love loved how you said books are another way for people to share there emotions or feelings with the world. In a way it's kindve cool to think of other people sympathizing for you and your characters even though they don't even know you.
Something that really hit me was that we use stories to communicate with other people across the world. How we as readers can relate to the emotions the author is trying to put out. I think that it relates to us being human because of the emotion and sympathy we want others to feel with us because of different things that happen to us.
I love how you commented on the fact that we can communicate with people around the world through reading. How even though people are so different, we feel the same emotions. This makes us feel closer as a society. It's soothing to know you aren't alone in your feelings
I liked how he used exampels of metaphors to show us how we communicate our feelings to our friends
A simple extra word or how we read can affect a lot.
I agree about the metaphors but how does it relate to our discussion?
What stood out to me was that readers can find symbols that they author may not have even intended. It relates to being human because we can read and come up with our own ideas while animals can't.
I liked how he talked about a real life event and explained how he can communicate to the reader what happened & his feelings but the reader can't see his tears or see the pain on his face.
I like what you said about his pain and tears we have to create the image in our mind.
I like how reading helps us to understand other, and to better express ourself. Although the author might not intentionally put something In, it is what is important to you. It relates to us as human because reading has been a big part of learning and developing threw history.
I like how you said reading helps us understand each other because it does.
I like how you said it's not what the author said but what is important to you. If we only believe what the author says, there is only one idea.
I really agree with you that it helps us understand each other and that authors put something unintentionally into a piece of writing. Have you encountered something like the unintentional reference while reading?
What stood out to me the most was when he was talking about why we read. We read to have more knowledge and learn from the ways of living in the past. This relates to our discussion on being human because, we as human are continuously learning more things and gaining more knowledge about past, present, and future living.
This is so true. We as humans are continually learning and gaining more knowledge
I love how you said that we are learning more about the past, present, and the future because we are.
I love how you said that by reading we learn from the ways of people that live in the past
The thing that stood out to me most was when we die our thoughts and emotions aren't shared to the world unless we write them down. This relates with us talking about humans is that people have emotions that they don't and don't want to share but if they wrote their emotions down you will be able to see what they were wanting to over come.
I like how you said that when we die our thoughts aren't shared with the rest of the world unless we write them down.
I like how you said that the our thoughts can be forgotten unless they are written down. And emotions as well.
What stood out to me was that writing serves as a way to know how others feel. We can get an idea of what it's like to be in other people's situations and we can put ourselves into different situations that we might not ever be in. This relates to being human because we feel similar emotions to what the characters are feeling as we are reading the story.
What stood out to me was the different ways authors try to convey emotion and wether or not the reader notices these things. It relates to our discussion because it shows how complex our emotions really are and how sometimes they are so complex that it is hard for other people to understand.
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