How to Read Like a Professor Essay

1229 Words Aug 7th, 2010 5 Pages
Alexis Carino
7/31/10
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Chapter One: Every Trip is a Quest (Except When It’s Not)

In the opening chapter of Thomas C. Foster’s book, he explains the importance of a Quest. It is quite hard to figure out a quest, Foster explains that in an example about a young boy who goes to the supermarket and encounters his “nemesis.” Quests are the core base of a story since it involves just about everything a story is trying to portray. For example it includes the quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go there, challenged and trials during the journey, and a real reason to go there. These are all main components in a story. Foster states “The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge.” He means that the Quest is to help
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There is a depth perspective to rain, the rainbows it casts which is believed a sign from Noah that he won’t flood land ever again from the biblical tale, the new awakenings and hopes it brings in the spring, and the chills of death coming near it brings. Despite the different moods it sets, it is also mysterious like fog. Fog is used more for a confusing mood, but can also be considered mysterious like rain. It also is described as a murky, cluttering settings. For snow, it has its moderately similar things like rain. The differences is that it provides warmth (insulating coating), playfulness, and suffocation. Snow covers a lot of moods all in one, this is what gives it strong perspective. The whether, all types, influences the mood and settings.

Chapter 14: Yes, She’s a Christ Figure, Too

A Christ Figure, has multiple characteristics that evolve around Jesus Christ himself. Foster points out to look at characters in novels more in depth because they too could have the same characteristics as Jesus Christ. Before Foster breaks down the aspects of a christ figure, he explains that culture is greatly influenced by religion. For example John 3:16 is printed on the bottom of an In-n-Out cup, and the bible verse Revelation 3:20 is printed on the burger package. That’s a huge influence on society’s culture. Foster also illustrates that knowing more about a christ figure makes the relationship between the character and the reader more in

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