Nightjohn By Gary Paulsen: An Analysis

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In the book Nightjohn, by Gary Paulsen, Sarny is eager to learn how to read, and write from Nightjohn. But run into trouble from their master Waller, who doesn't want slaves to know how to read, and write. But it won’t stop Sarny from learning how to read and write. Questions can help your life, even if you are in a bad situation. There is nothing wrong with being curious, and don’t let anybody tell you that there is. Sarny had been very curious how to read, and write. Even though Sarny was told that it wasn't a good idea to learn how to read, she was still determined to do so. In addition, the quote on page 37 proves that she wanted to learn. After Nightjohn saw Sarny writing in the dirt “100 LBS,” and went up to her. Sarny asked Nightjohn, “Can you teach me that?” If …show more content…
And said “I was just copying something I saw on a feed sack” (page 35). This proves that Sarny is curious, because she saw something, and was trying to write what she saw. Again if Sarny wasn’t curious she would have just ignored it. People can learn, and do a lot of things by being curious. Last example, of Sarny being curious is when she asked Nightjohn (on page 37), why what he was writing in the dirt were not letters. She said “Why those ain’t letters?” Sarny was curious because she saw Nightjohn writing numbers on the ground numbers, and asked this. If she wasn’t curious she would have saw Nightjohn, and ignored it. But she asked, and learned another thing. Questions can help your life, even if you are in a bad situation. In conclusion, Gary Paulsen, makes Sarny seem very curious about reading, and writing. If Sarny is caught, then there can be serious consequences, from her master Waller.There is nothing wrong with being curious, and do not let anybody tell you that there is. Could you imagine trying to learn how to read, and write and being punished if you were caught doing

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