Jingo Terry Pratchett Character Analysis

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Pratchett - Thinking, Impulses, Actions, and Consequences In the book Jingo written by Terry Pratchett, Pratchett uses characters to provide insight on issues in society, more specially how Kennedy’s assassination relates to issues in society. The main commentary that Jingo makes is an insight on problem solving. The majority of the time solving problems people jump to conclusions and have naive opinions. This can lead to reckless and negligent fighting. Often times people have hindsight of the events after the fact. The only time that hindsight is useful is to prevent future events from occurring. Previous hindsight is often forgotten, making it unproductive use of information. In Jingo, the main plot has to do with gaining control of an island called Leshp. Two cities get disrupted and almost have a full blown battle to gain control of the island. The island provides a useful strategic location. The ironic part is that the island disappeared after the ordeal. All of the disruption was for nothing. The disruption in the two cities could have been completely avoided. Often time in society people automatically think that war is the best option without considering any …show more content…
There are a variety of life lesson that can be learned from Jingo. The game of life is decision making at its finest. Each day we are given a multitude of choices, each choice will impact us somehow big or small. The past makes us who we are, but not who we can be. The past is useful knowledge but it doesn 't define who we are. Human nature is to be selfish, this must be overcome if you wish to succeed in life. We must recognize and adapt to the bigger picture and realize what is truly important. The most valuable lesson that Jingo teaches is that there is nothing a person can to to avoid consequences, nothing is perfect. A person must learn based on experience. Do not dwell on the past, but let the past guide you in the

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