Book # 26 – 32 Words: 322506 Date: 28/5/2015
Title: Nicholas Nickleby Author: Dickens, Charles
Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type: Realistic fiction
- Opening Sentence: There once lived, in a sequestered part of the country of Devonshire, one Mr Godfrey Nickleby: a worthy gentleman, who taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in turn had taken him for the same reason.
- Favorite word / phrase / sentence: If a batchelor happens to have saved a little matter of money, said Mr Lillyvick, his sisters and brothers, and nephews and nieces look to that money, and not to him; even if by being a public character, he is the head of the family, or, as it may be, the main from which all the other little branches are turned on, they still wish to see him dead all the while, and get low-spirited every time they see him looking in good health, because they want to come into his little property.
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- Reflection, Connection & Personal Response: This is a very amazing read that took a long time to do. However, this was completely worth it, as the detail, the realism in what happened was truly an impactful experience. This whole book brought the tale of boys like Spike alive, as they were treated meanly and rudely. This book also taught me the virtues of being a happy person over a rich one, and that money isn’t always the thing that will impact our lives the most, but rather love and family are. Not only does it show the virtues of life, it also shows the importance of being a gentleman, and shows us how to be one. In this story, A person by the name of Mr Mulberry Hawk has had a rather pleasant upbringing, but yet he tried so ruin kate, and Mr. Squeers, who demonstrated how a rank doesn’t mean that a person has to be a gentleman, and Mr Ralph Nickleby, who demonstrated that money doesn’t mean everything.