Dune Book Review

The book Dune by Frank Herbert is a complex novel which has the reader see through the eyes of a third person to see multiple sides of the story. The characters Paul and Lady Jessica, son and wife of the Duke Leto have the powers of the Bene Gesserit, a powerful political group which can read some minds and control what people do. They have just obtained knowledge of a traitor when they arrive on Arrakis, The two are suspicious of people in House Atreides after an assassination attempt on Paul. Will they find the traitor in their ranks and find out who is trying to kill Paul?

Dune Book Update

The book Dune by Frank Herbert is a long and complex book that has an interesting way of writing the different chapters. Throughout the chapters we see the characters through the eyes of a narrator. Not through the perspective of one of the characters. The setting switches usually along with the chapters. At the beginning we are on the planet of Caladan, home world of House Atreides. Then in the second chapter we transition to the home world of the Harkonnen. This switch is disorienting but necessary to get the reader involved in both sides of the story. The main character of the story is the son of Duke Leto, the leader of House Atreides. He was trained by his mother, the Lady Jessica, in the way of the Bene Gesserit, a secret order who seek out a messiah of sorts. Paul seems to be a viable candidate.

Ready Player One Review

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is the ultimate page turner book filled with unexpected occurrences throughout the story as well as a twist or cliff hanger at the end of each chapter. This book immerses you into a digital world in which anything is possible. The characters have diverse opinions and ever changing emotions. As the book continues and the characters are even more immersed in their digital paradise where the hunt for the creator of the world’s fortune is on, you become a spectator in these shocking turn of events. This was one of the best books that I have ever read and I highly recommend it to people who like futuristic and science fiction books.

Ready Player One

While reading Ready Player One I have found that the main character Wade is a more dynamic character than I expected. His passion being Halliday’s Egg Hunt drives his character’s evolution. Over his five years of being a gunter (Someone looking for the “egg”) he is mostly static, but then he shifts dramatically after discovering a key clue in the hunt for Halliday’s egg. This book is an absolute page turner if you give it a chance. I haven’t been able to put it down at some points. You have to read this book.

Music Poetry (Hall of Fame)

The song “Hall of Fame” by the Script in their album #3 is a very poetic and heavy song in the way of getting someone to feel something more than just the song itself. The song is about it being possible for you or anyone to do anything, you could be anything you wanted to be and do whatever you wanted to do. This song is full of deeper meanings than the ones clear as day on the surface of the song. One lyric “Cause you burn with the brightest flame” is a metaphor because you obviously aren’t on fire but the song makes it seem that you would stand out, people would notice you. Another lyric “You can walk straight through hell with a smile” this is also a metaphor and has the deeper meaning that you can walk through your terrifying obstacles with a smile on your face on your way to your goal, the Hall of Fame. The last lyric that is a reference to this song being poetic is “You can move a mountain” I don’t know anyone who can move a mountain which means that this is probably a metaphor for being able to do anything that would seem impossible. The song “Hall of Fame” by the Script can be considered a poetic song due to it’s multidimensional language.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a fantastic futuristic dystopian book written by Ernest Cline. Cline introduces the story by describing this new event that takes place in the story then describes the main character in this new world that is barren, poor, low energy, and homeless. This book both figuratively and literally creates a new and interesting world to explore. This book makes me want to keep reading because there are always unanswered questions to find the answers to.

Response to Mulan Thesis

The movie Mulan released in 1998 had many stereotypes about how women should act and appear. The stereotypes suggest that women should be thin, beautiful, quiet, and serve their husbands. Although there are also many moments in the film that break the stereotypes and show Mulan as a warrior and more than just a quiet lady. Most of the film breaks gender stereotypes by having its main character break the wall that generations of her ancestors had built.