Tuesday, September 07, 2004

My desert island book 09/07/04

Class Notes:

Desert Island = one text you would bring to an island

Key issue in Literary Criticism = the most important thing in the world

Pragmatic= what's the texts use?
My thoughts:
If I was going to a deserted island and I had one choice of a text I would bring I would bring the Bible. The Bible (for me) comforts me in troubled times, gives me advice, is open for a multitude of interpretation, it's true, and it contains all of lifes lessons that we once or may experience, and last but not least it shows us the right way to live. I hold the Bible close to my heart because I have faith in the messages and I know taking it seriously will benefit me and help me through this world. The Bible has a multitude of messages. (It is #2 on our top 100 books to read for this class you know) I would go into detail about the messages, but I don't want to preach to you. Most of you have read, or read parts of it-so you know. Like I said earlier, the Bible holds vast room for interpretation, so on a lighter note, on a deserted island, you could get into some terrible arguments, or you could enjoy it's message and read it together. The Bible for me, or God's word rather serves as a spirtual comfort all the time. I keep verses in my head that I can reflect on or revert back to. I'm anxious to read everyone elses "desert island" book and that's all I have to say for now.