ENGL 1101- ESSAY #2 RD2

ENGL 1101- ESSAY #2 RD2 - Horne 1 Krystal Horne Essay #2...

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Horne Krystal Horne Essay #2 ENGL 1101-30 Prof. Katie Chaple-Borton 28 March 2008 I was always a creative child and for as long as I can remember, I have always loved to read and write. It was my own way of escaping the real world to my own little fantasy world. Reading and writing has always played an essential in my life and growing up, my parents, grandparents, especially my grandmother, encouraged my passion for reading. The summers I spent at her house in West Palm Beach, were spent reading, swimming, and otherwise spending many hours at the Broward County Public Library. I’ve always loved to read; I read short stories, fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes those trashy, yet enchanting romance novels with its sensual and graphic descriptions. Any type of story would do, scary or friendly, as long as I could picture what was happening. I wasn’t really a big fan of the books with pictures, because it took away from my imagination. I loved letting my imagination run wild with every detail, even making up some details of my own. I also loved it when I had a story told to me, like stories about me when I was little, improvised but magical bedtime stories, even stories about my parents when they were younger. It’s fascinating how a curiosity in books can connect one person to another, like six degrees of separation. It’s also captivating how stories come to life when they are read, like its author is being resurrected. In Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind , Zafón’s use of books—particularly the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, reflects the theme of reading/storytelling, and illustrates the transformation from cowardice to bravery in both Daniel Sempere and Julián Carax. 1
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Horne Daniel Sempere is a boy who starts out as a coward, but his cowardice soon begins a transformation the instant he discovers The Shadow of the Wind in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. In the beginning of the novel, we meet a fragile Daniel Sempere, son of a Barcelona bookseller and it is here that we see the delicate and somewhat cowardly side of Daniel. In the beginning, not much is known about Daniel, except that he lost his mother to cholera at age 4. “My mother’s absence remained in the air around us, a deafening silence that I had not yet
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