Friday, January 4, 2008

Three Things About Me - week one posts A & B

Grimace (pg. 19) - a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval or pain.
Placting (pg. 29) - to appease or pacify, esp. by concessions or conciliatory gestures.

"Looking around the room at them all, Charlotte felt pang of loneliness. When the previous job had become unbearable she knew she had run out of choices, but leaving Salzburg had meant leaving everything that she loved behind. This quote is important because it explains why Charlotte is now in the new job orientation with all the others. (pg. 23)

In only the first few pages from the book, there was a very strong sense of the theme "don't judge a book by it's cover." When Rob is introducing himself to the new faculty members, on page seven, he tries to guess how each of them act in the work place. He also judges them based off of their personality, and interaction with others. But, when there are different chapters from the new work members such as Charlotte, Alma, Hilary, Sam, Gary, and Amie they turn out to be almost completely opposite to what Rob had first interpreted them to be. Which tells me, the reader, that you shouldn't judge people when you first meet them, because you won't know everything about them based only on your first impression. As Rob gives Charlotte more time to talk, he slowly realizes that she isn't what he thought,a stuck-up self centered woman, but rather nice and friendly.
Along with Charlotte, Rob also made false assumptions about Alma. He first guessed that she was very shy with the work group, and wanted nothing more then a work relationship with the others, not even friendship. But, when he spent time during their lunch break she really opened up with him, and he realized she would be a good friend to have because she's an interesting person to talk to and she's very nice when you give her a chance.

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