May 15, 2018

Not Being Seen

Conor wanted people to see him so desperately because it seemed like people would underestimate him or just see him as ‘another kid’ and nothing else. He wanted people recognize that he was much more than just some poor kid. He did seem to push away Lily, but maybe because he already knew Lily had always seen him and it didn’t make a difference. It would make Conor feel better to be punished probably because it was normal for him before, and he wanted to try and relive something of that, especially with all the craziness. That, or he just felt bad overall. The Monster is telling him these stories and also teaching small lessons that he finds out about, and that these sometimes help distract from his mother. Being seen is good, it let’s people know you aren’t what they would think you were. If you’re feeling unseen try doing something to be seen. Not like what Conor did obviously, but talk to people and get out there.

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May 9, 2018


Believing in something is to have hope for it, to think it can do something. I think that what the Monster did was the right thing to do. The Parson just gave up on his beliefs, then he expected the Apothecary to just give him what he wanted. Even though the Parson took away most of his things, and wouldn’t give him things either, then he tries giving it to him in the end. He just threw away the beliefs to get help. I think it has to do with Conor and everyone because Conor should have belief in things. He should start trying to believe that his mother isn’t doing so well anymore, his dad should try believing his struggles because it kinda just seems like he doesn’t really care or recognize it too much. His mom should believe that she needs to tell Conor she isn’t doing well either, she should not keep telling him everything’s fine. Image result for belief

May 3, 2018

Say what 2.4 – Askance

Source: Dead Calm, Annelise Ryan, Pg 158

Context: Arnie looks askance. “Why wouldn’t it? It’s a historic find, proof that there were aliens here at one time, perhaps even now.”

In their words:

  1. with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval.
    “the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition”
    In my Words: Some with a disapproved or odd attitude to someone or something
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May 1, 2018

The meaning of Stories

Why would we tell stories if they didn’t exactly have a lesson, or it’s rule breaking? Stories are entertaining to others. They can make your imagination run wild, let you create new ideas, or to just simply enjoy them. Though, sometimes, there may not be an intended purpose to the story, but someone may look at it in a way that it does have one and that they might even learn from that. I think the monster is showing up and telling him this for a reason, that the stories may tie in together or that he might pick up a lesson from it. The Monsters stories could end up helping him with something he needs, helping him with someone perhaps.

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