How Does Read Literature Like A Professor Journal Essay

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor Journal
Every Trip is a Quest (Except When It’s Not)
Any trip where someone is going somewhere to do something for someone else is a quest. However, the reason for a quest is never precisely what the “quester” has been sent to do. Rather, his or her real mission is to gain knowledge about his or herself. Generically questers are young and have much to learn about their own capacity.
A classic example of this concept is in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien wherein Bilbo, a sheltered and inexperienced hobbit from the peaceful Shire, goes on a quest to help dwarves reclaim their home mountain from a dragon. Naturally, Bilbo gets a lot more than he bargained for on this trip. He discovers his own bravery, loyalty, selflessness, and a sense of adventure within himself that he never would have discovered without the original quest.
Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion
Foster discusses that generally, meals and scenes of eating have to do with communion and peace. These scenes bring people together to do something that is human and relatable, no matter the differences between company.
In The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, one of the main characters, Vianne must coexist with a young German soldier who is occupying her home and country. In the story, Vianne recognizes that he is human too as he eats meals with both she and her daughter with the manners of a gentleman and decent person.
… Or the Bible
The bible is one of the most referenced…

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