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“How to read literature like a professor” by Thomas C. Foster Annotations: Chapter: Thoughts/ Questions/ Connections/summary: Chapter one: Every trip is a quest (except when it's not) The author makes up a basic story and gets meaning out of it by showing how it relates to other stories and how a boy getting bread from a store can be compared to a knight on a quest. The Author describes what parts of a story make a quest: 1.the person going on the quest 2. A place to go 3. A (stated) reason to go 4. Challenges on the way 5. The real reason of the quest is revealed 6. They learn something Chapter two: nice to eat with you (acts of communion) -Shows how certain meals can bring people together and have hidden meaning that can add to the story. -when meals fall apart or keep getting canceled that implies that something bad is going to happen or is happening. - communion joins people together and helps them to set aside their differences Chapter three: “nice to eat you: act of vampires” -Vampires don't necessarily have to be mythical creatures that live off of blood but sometimes a certain character can have certain characteristics that make them fall under the same category as “vampire” - ghosts or are usually there to teach a character something - doppelgangers can show how one person can have several sides to their characters/personality. -not all villains are the same some are more clear in their actions and others that are sometimes not suspected turn out to be villainous Chapter four: ‘now, where have I seen her before” - How do you know for sure whether two books share ideas and are connected? - authors can sometimes take already
presented concepts and turn them into something new/ different by adding their ideas to it. - all stories are connected with one another - connections between books can be subtle and unnoticed by some - everyone interprets meanings and connections differently Chapter five: “when in doubt… it's from shakespeare” -lots of authors refer back to shakespeare in their work - shakespeare is in a way universal and that gives more reason for authors to incorporate it into their writing Chapter six: “...or the bible”

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