April 23, 2004

Our Wonderful Research Project!

Well for my research project I chose to write about the realtionship between Nell and Harv (The Diamond Age) and Houlden and Phoebe (Catcher in the Rye). I liked writing about them because Houlden and Harv both have this sense of "protectiveness" that they show their little sisters. I find the very interesting and it makes me want to know more about the characters. The research paper was a little bit hard to write because it was six pages and that is alot when I was only comparing the relationship between siblings. I think it would of been better if we had a topic that we could get more research on and analyze the sistuations better. Once I hit the last page I felt as if I already made my conclusion and I was just trying to fill space.

Overall, I liked writing about the sibling relationships that I read about, but I think it would of been better if it did not have to be six pages. I felt as there were only so many things to say and research on. I think it was def. worth doing and I was pleased with the outcome of my paper. All of the topics that were presented in class were good but I think that most of us had the same problem - trying to get six pages out of the assignment. Hopefully, you found our papers interesting to read because they were worth doing!

Posted by GinaBurgese at April 23, 2004 01:44 PM

Gina, I am having such a hard time even finding enough research to cover 3 pages. With the deadline looming I know that I need to get something done. Where did you start off with your research?


Posted by: Tiffany at April 23, 2004 04:49 PM

Gina, I never would have made that connection. I loved reading _Catcher in the Rye_, but honestly, I don't think I would hav connected that to Nell and Harv's situation in _The Diamond Age_.

I'm excited to hear about what you find :^) Good luck!

Posted by: Karissa at April 24, 2004 10:55 AM

Hmmm, "Catcher in the Rye" is definately one of my favorite books.(The Manticore by Robertson Davies possibly beating it)

That is an awsome corelation; connecting the pair of siblings. The siblings themselves, connecting Harv and Holden, might be a more difficult task to tackle. But by the sound of it, you don't have to.

At the end of each book(a possible counter arguement) Harv is dead and Nell goes on, while in Catcher in the Rye, Holden is alive guiding his sister not to become who he was; It's as though the books are reverse one another. The beginning of Diamond Age is when Harv, by giving Nell the book and leaving her with the Vickies, tries to keep Nell from becoming who he is.

A great chance to be very original here...Awsome.(insert a smile of approval)

Posted by: Puff at April 25, 2004 04:46 PM
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