Caption Obvious? I think so...

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After reading Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor I didn't learn anything new. To me, almost all of his statements that he made should be obvious to the reader, at least they are to me. One example of this come from page 2. After making up a story about a kid named Kip going to get bread and then running into 'obstacles' and people he knew, Foster then explains this wasn't just a mere bread run but that "a quest just happened." Really, I would have never guessed. A quest can be defined as an act or process of looking carefully for someone or something, so technically, just Kip going to get the bread could be defined as a quest even if he didn't run into the people he knew and had a "princess" becasue he was lokking for bread. Usually when someone moves they're going somewhere to meet someone and therefore are in a way searching for them so just walking doen the street could be considered a quest. But maybe I just think about things in a different way than other people.


If this way of thinking is already familiar to you, that's great. I do think when you get to the later chapters, Foster will go into sufficient detail that you'll learn at least a little from each chapter.

His writing style is very plain and conversational, so I think he is doing a good job of making his points seem very clear and obvious.

Andrew Adams said:

I agree that many of the points he spends so much time making are pretty obvious. Even if you are unfamiliar with the topic, it is like knowing the twist of a movie halfway through and just waiting for that last hour to go by so you can finally leave the theatre. As for Professor Jerz's comment as to his style being plain and conversational, it comes off to me more arrogant. I almost feel like I am being talked to as if I were a child, by a man who thinks he is rather funny, when in reality he is not.

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