So Many Choices…

So, I’ve been given a questions. One I’m not entirely sure how to answer, but here it is. What literary subject would you write about if you had the freedom to choose?

First, I think I’ll address the smaller questions Mr. Wilson has imposed on me. If I had a choice, I think I’d pick either a novel or a short story to read. I’m not a big fan of nonfiction or poetry, so those are out of the question. Most of the books I have read for school have not really interested me. I know in life there aren’t happy endings, but when I read, I don’t want my stories to have a depressing ending. I don’t mind if they aren’t entirely happy, but most of the books we’ve read for school have no shred of happiness in the ending.

No, most of the stories that I have enjoyed reading haven’t been for school, they’ve been for pleasure. Most of those stories revolve around seemingly ordinary characters that have extraordinary events happen to them and yet, they overcome all of the obstacles to get their happy ending. While I do love a hero, stories about monsters and villains are also fascinating. During the summer I read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and while the story itself was a bit confusing, the way the author developed the characters was fascinating.

So, maybe that’s it? Maybe I’ll find a story about an impossible hero or a monster and write about how the author develops their character, how the struggles and tragedies they face shape them throughout the story. Is that an acceptable topic Mr. Wilson?


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