Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Outside Reading 7 Post B

Dear Jacob,

I can't believe you ran away with the circus! I guess it is something you would do though. It's your life, it's where you belong. I knew you would marry Marlena too. I pictured you having five kids too because you take care of so many animals. This is mean, but i was happy when Rosie killed August with her stake that held her to the ground. And i was happy when they found Uncle Al dead. But i didn't know if he was killed by men with a garrote wire or if he did it to himself. The stampede was also very intense. I thought a ton of people would die but i guess not. I feel like everyone got what they wanted in the end, that's why i was so happy. The bad guys got what they deserved and died, you got your girl and all those animals you loved along with a great new job with another circus, Marlena got you and all the animals she loved and Rosie got to stay with you. I would also make sure that Charlie isn't anything like Uncle Al because you wouldn't want that again. But he seems like a great guy letting you run away with his circus. I hope that works out for you. It seems like a good way to spend those final chapters of your life, no offense. I wish you the best of luck.

-Colin Moynihan

Outside Reading 7 Post A

impromptu-suddenly or hastily prepared, made. (304)

chattel-Law. a movable article of personal property. (315)

"It's like Charlie told the cop. For this old man, this is home."(331) This is the last lne in the book. It is important to me because i feel like it was a great way to end the book. It refers Charlie and the cop. At the end, Jacob goes to a circus show when hes old and this guy charlie finds him and Jacob tells him about experience with his circus and all his history. Charlie likes Jacob and brings him to his RV. A cop comes looking for Jacob because the nursing home called cuz he was missing. Charlie made up an excuse telling the cop that Jacob was his dad and that he lived with him because Jacob was going to run away with Charlie in the circus. So whn he said that this is home it made me happy because Jacob must really love the circus and im happy that he ended up where he wanted to be and probably died a happy man.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Outside Reading 6 Post B

Dear My Friend Jacob,

It's been a while since i last wrote you. I feel scared and bad for you. How are you supposed to get Marlena and get out of the circus alive. Uncle Al seems to think something is up with the whole getting Marlena and August back together. He says its taking to long and i think he knows you don't want them to get back together, you just want to take enough time so you can get to Providence, drop Camel off, ad take Marlena with you. Which is a descent plan, i must say, but you could die! By the way, your plan is now half ruined due to the fact that they red lighted camel and Walter over those rocks and they died. I'm getting depressed with the constant killing and bad things happening. Will good ever come for you? I mean, you got with Marlena, but i want everything to go your way. Anyway, ill write back soon. Keep me posted and stay out of trouble.

-Colin Moynihan

Outside Reading 6 Post A

eloped- to run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one's parents. (271)

imperious- domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing. (261)

"I lie motionless, savoring the feeling of her body against mine. I'm afraid to breathe in case I break the spell."(273) This quote is important to me because it shows that Jacob finally got what he wanted(Marlena) and he is afraid that it won't last. It shows him as a person who is constantly worried about the next thing and he can't just sit back and enjoy the ride. I interpret the "spell" as like a one night thing. Like he thinks the spell is something that only works once, so he'll never be with Marlena again. I just found that interesting i guess.