107

  I’m going to talk about the novel 107 ans (one hundred seven years old in English). It was published in 2006. It was written by Diasteme. This is a French novel.

  Diasteme is a novelist, author et dramaturge. He has written « Les papas et les mamans ». 107 years old isn’t a famous novel, isn’t knows by everybody but it’s although a great novel.

  The scene takes place in France. Simon the main character, is aged sixteen years old. He is interned in psychiatric institution because he loved Lucie to much. Simon cheated Lucie so she left him. So to get her back he decided to run away of his house and joins her but she doesn’t know that.

  To joins Lucie Simon did some mad acts like a run away, auto destruction, agressions and he stops eating…We discover a young and complex man.With this novel we enter into Simon’s mind and head. There is question of suicide and suffering of an instable teenager.

  To concluded I loved this novel because this is an introspection of Simon. And an introspection of mad mind. At the end of the story we understand that Simon is whatever mad and even if the others people think that he is healthy they are wrong. He can’t stops to think of Lucie.

Macbeth

Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was written in 1587. It deals with contradictions, perils and ambitions. This drama is one of the most famous dramas written by William Shakespeare who is also one of the most famous playwrights in the world. He wrote Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet etc.

The scene takes place in the medieval Scotland. The main characters are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth his wife. Macbeth is a general. One day three witches say to Macbeth that he will become the king. Macbeth has got ambition. His wife encouraged him to kill the king to make the prophecy come true. So Macbeth kills King Duncan and take the throne. But the problem is that he becomes paranoiac. His fear make him completely crazy. To save his power he commites a lot of murders like in a vicious circle. At the same times Lady Macbeth became also mad, she sees ghosts and she feels so guilty and trapped by their lies. The obcession of power and the ambition brought Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to the lie and to the despair. The play shows this slowly evolution of Macbeth into the evil.

I loved this tragedy because it’s very opprisive and we see the guilt grow up inside the characters. When we read or see the play we are, like characters, despaired and stressed.

Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet is an theatre play by William Shakespeare. It was published in 1597. It is an tragedy. One of the most populary theatre play by William Sahkespeare, that work of art is know by all the world.

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He is considerring like one of the tallest poet, dramatist and writter of english culture. He wrote Hamlet, Macbeth and a lot of others theatre player.

We are going to talk about Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are the main characters in this theatre play. They fall in love at a party but their families are ennemies. So they can’t married. With the help of Friar Laurence, they marry in secret. But after Romeo and Juliet’s wedding night Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin in a duel. That is a tragic event because he is obliged to leave her. His life is in danger.

At the same time Juliet’s parents want that their daughter marry Paris. They don’t know that she is already married. At the beginning she refused but after she accepted. She accepted because she has a plan, she wants to fake her death and lives with Romeo for all their life. This plan became reality with Friar Laurence ‘s help. He gives at Juliet a sleeping potion. She seems to be dead but it’s fake. When Romeo visits her he is wrecked because he doesn’t know the stratagem of Juliet. He kills himself because he thinks that his love is dead. When Juliet wakes up she discovers that Romeo kills himself and she kills herself. It’s an dramatical end.

I love this story because for me it’s a classique of the literature. I ‘m crazy about work art of William Shakespeare, he was a great dramatist. This story is very addictive. It’s an old story but it is a famous story yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Animal Farm

George Orwell is a British author. He was born in 1903 in India. His real name is Eric Arthur Blair. His most famous novel is 1984 but I want to deal with the book Animal Farm. This novel was written in 1947 in french. This is an apologue, a political novel.

The scene takes place in England more exactly in an England farm. The owners are Mr and Mrs Jones. In this farm there are a lot of animals, like pigs, dogs, horses, sheep or birds. Mr Jones doesn’t take care of his animals. One day these animals make revolution and get rid of Mr et Mrs Jones. They take control of the farm. After that the animals create a new laws of their farm, for these humans are ennemies and all animals are equal. But the dream became a nightmare for some animals. Pigs take control with violence. They change laws in secret, they manipulate other animals. The system of democracy became a totalitarian regim. We see the evolution of the animal farm and her political system. We want to know how this story will end ?

In fact, Animal Farm is a representation of the Russian revolution and of the stalinism. George Orwel do a critic of these two references. The novel criticize the totalitarism, Staline, Marx… The author has a smart writting because he use animals and fiction to shows what is his own opinion of a delicate subjects, the politic and the war.

I love this novel because the story is sympathic but it has a goal, there is not just for the entertainment. This novel shows an opinion and the reader has a relfexion after reading Animal Farm.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump it’s a film directed in 1994 by Robert Zemeckis. He is an Americain director, Producer and writer. Forrest Gump it’s a comedy drama.

Forrest Gump is an young americain with a low I.Q. The film follows his life. Forrest grows up with his best friend, Jenny. He loves her. All his life Forrest has a good intentions. He did many things like japan war. Forrest follows his dreams. All the movie Forrest Gump running, it’s his passion. « Forrest Gump » is the story of a man who struggled to his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than cerebral ability. 

« Forrest Gump » it’s an amazing film, very interesting. It’s a lesson of tolerance. It’s an emotional film. I loved the story and Forrest’s character. « Forrest Gump » it’s a classic movie and I think all the people must see this movie.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger was published in 1945. It’s a story about Holden a teenager who losted his brother when he was a child. It’s the first book about a teenager.

The story is in first person narrative. Holden tells his story. When he was fired to his colege, again. In this books there are no rally actions. It’s a psychological book? It refered to the interrogations and the feelngs of a teenager. When in your life at fiveteen or sixteen you though you don’t your place in the world. When youre a little depressive and angry at the same time. Holden doesn’t understand the world around him, who are never feel the same emotions ? In this book there are a real reflexion about what think the youth. Holden doesn’t want to be an adult but he can’y stay a child, it’s tyical to teen periode.

I loved this story because the caracter, Holden, is very intersting for me. And the book was original at the time when it was published. It’s a reference of a book about teenagers.

American Nightmare

American nightmare it’s a film was directed by James Demonaco. It’s a thriller.

The scene takes place in American where there isn’t evil like murder or kidnapping. All the inhabitants are safe and happy. Is like an Utopia. But for that the American gouvernement autorised one night in year all violence , the gouvernement legalised that for twelve hours. The twelve hours are call « The Purge ». For a many inhabitants this event is a good ideas for safe the peace but some people don’t like that for they this event is horrible. In a purge a visiter go in a familly house and this familly who isn’t for the purge become : victim or murderer for keep alive. This is the intrigue of the film.

I love this film because there are suspence, action and oppresive atmosphere. It’s a verry good film for me.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing it’s an american film, it was directed by Emile Ardolino. He also directed Sister Act. He is a famous director. Dirty Dancing, is a famous movie in the world.

The story takes place in New York’s mountains, in sixtees, where a family come for hollidays. « Baby » the daughter is a sweet daddy’s girl but in they camp she meet a teacher of dance, Johnny Castle, he is a naugty man but in real he is a nice man. Baby lies to her father for dance with Johnny. She fall in love and him too. But they relationship is so complicate because they are so diferent and Johnny musn’t be in love with a client of camp. The film is a typical love story. They will finish together in the end of the film ? That is the plot of the movie.

I loved this film because the story is beautiful, the film shows : the love hasn’t limitation, two diferent peoples can fall in love. Althougt the movie shows the emancipation of daughter than her father. I love the famous actor Patrick Swayze, Johnny in the movie, he is very good and beautiful. The song into the film like Time of my life and Hungry eyes are amazing, I always listen they.

Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde

    Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886. This is  gothic literature.

    The scene takes place in London at night. The hero of the story is Dr.Jekyll, he wants to shows everybody have opposite forces inside themself, a kind of alter-ego. For this, he creates potion for separete the good side from his dark side. He wants to get ride his evil part. After drinking the potion Dr.Jekyll become an other people, ugly, strange and vigourous men. Mr.Hyde is born, this is the name of dark side from Dr.Jekyll. The doctor shows his reflection in mirror but is not really himself is evil part of himself but he accepte that. The hero is facinate by the image of Mr.Hyde. But along this story we can see, Mr.hyde takes a big place in a life of Dr.Jekyll and the evil part become dangerous for familly and friends of doctor.

    I really like this this story because there are suspence, murder, blood and the reader  wants to know what going to happen. Caracters are very special and atypic, the story is very interesting.

Paper towns

Paper towns it ‘s an American book written by John Green, he is a author of The fault in Ours Stars, Looking for Alaska, An abundance of Katherines and the famous Papers town « La face cachée de Margot » in French. This book was published in 2008 in the USA but in 2014 in France.

 

The Paper Towns it’s an story about two teenagers : Quentin Jacobson and Margo Roth Spiegelman. The scene takes place in Oralndo, Florida. When they were young, Quentin and Margo dicovered a death body of a man, since this moment Quentin was secret in love with Margot. While ten years Margo and Quentin don’t talk but on night  Margot Roth Spiegelman comes to Quentin’s windows because she needs a favor. She needs Quentin to drive around city for a revenge.  He was excited because he and Margo are friends again. But the next day Margot never come back to school. The adventure become for Quentin besause he wants to found Margo.

 

I  like this book because the story describe the questions of life, how we live our life and it’s very interesting. This book is very good for the teenagers because the story is simple and in it there are love, actions, suspense, and emotions.