The Intouchables, 2nd Log

“The Intouchables” is a French dramedy film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

Philippe is a very wealthy quadriplegic, who hires an unqualified, uninterested and on the benefit, Driss, to be his caregiver. Philippe and Driss form a relationship based on humor, excitement and adventure. Philippe states that he wants no pity from people, and that is Driss’s mentality, “don’t be lazy, throw some back.” he said as they threw snowballs. Through out the film Driss pushes the boundaries of social class and discrimination. He looks for a laugh in Philippe and in all others that he meets, making this film the comedy-drama that viewers will watch again and again.

I really enjoyed the Intouchables through the humour that Driss used. His personality is one to break the tension, in this case, when people take pity on Philippe’s condition.¬† Driss would quite often make jokes at the expense of his disability; like don’t be lazy, you’re too slow,

The Man Who Planted Trees, 1st reading log

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“The Man Who Planted Trees” is a French novel written by the author Jean Giono. It’s a story about a man on a hike through the hills of “an old region where the Alps penetrete into the Provence,” where he stubled apon a man who spent his days planting trees. He sorts out one hundred good acorns every day, and plants them while walking his sheep.

What themes are addressed in the text? How is the theme explored in this text? Use specific examples/quotes.

 

How does this text connect with the rest of the world(socially, culturally, politically, historically)

Socially, This story brings out the idea of selfless perseverance. Bloufer spends a whole year planting 10,000 trees, to only have them die.

How/what does this text teach us/you about society and the world we live in.

 

How/does this text connect to your personal experience or viewpoints?

Explain why you would recommend this text.

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini’s novel, “The Kite Runner”, is a 2003 international bestseller, portraying a story of guilt to redemption. This essay will be focusing on three of the many language features that the author uses in his novel; such as narrative P.O.V. (point of view), foreshadowing, and symbolism. Hosseini guides our imagination again with the usage of the Farsi language and cultural references.

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Narrative P.O.V.

Amir was very well off as a child growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father Baba, was one of the richer men in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, of which where they lived. Amir grew up enjoying many of the pleasures a child should, apart from the attention that he constantly craved from his father. Being a rich household they had servants, Ali and his son Hassan. Ali and Hassan are Hazaras, and are looked down upon by other Afghans. Besides that Amir and Hassan were best friends,doing everything together. Amir  Being a servants son, Hassan had a profound respect for Amir as demonstrated numerous times throughout the novel. Amir leads the reader through

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Foreshadowing

 

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Symbolism

Pomegranate tree

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Baba and the black bear

“Lore has it my father once wrestled a black bear in Baluchistan with his bare hands.” This story

Conclusion