Reading Response Log: Into the Wild (Ch. 1-5)
*I recommend reading each chapter all of the way through before trying to respond to the quotation for that chapter.
Directions: Respond to each quotation copied for you below. This includes explaining its context (when is it said?/what is it talking about?), its literary features if any (ex. allusion or imagery), and connections you make between the quotation and the text, the quotation and other texts, or the quotation and yourself/your feelings. Add your own choice of quotation and respond to it if asked to do so. (5 points each)
Gallien wondered whether he’d picked up one of those crackpots from the lower forty-eight who come north to live out ill-considered Jack London fantasies.
There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness - a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. (epigraph - what does it mean, and how does it relate to the chapter’s content?)
“He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often.”
“We misread him,” his father admits.
Chapter 4 - Read this chapter, and then go back