Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jug of Silver


The story of the "Jug of Silver" it is talking about a Valhalla drugstore who was owned by Mr. Marshall. He came up with the idea about guessing the dimes and the pennies inside the empty jar. The closed guess will get to bring the jar home and spend the money. However, in this story, a little boy name Appleseed got the exact numbers in the jar. Therefore I think this story is an encouragement and stimulated story. I doubted that no one would excepted that the boy could owned the jar; But his strength and his faith has win all the people. I don't think it was a miracle that he got the exact numbers , it was just that he has stronger faith then anybody else. Once he set up a goal, he was trying reach it no matter what other people think about him. From this story I actually learned that, " Don't underestimated yourself, because faith could overcome hardship." In this story Appleseed has proved it to us, and he was only eight year-old. 

                            Now come back to the questions about the story

What is the role of the narrator in the story?
The narrator is  Mr. Marshall's nephew and he is a little boy. He works in his uncle's drugstore called Valhalla. He knows every detail of the events that have happened in the drugstore. Therefore, he was telling the story from his perspective.

Why do you think that the author chose to tell the story from a young boy's point of view?
I think it is because that usually kids are pure and they won't purposely trying to cover up the flaw truth. Kids usually talk straight forward about what they see, or what they hear. Another reason is in the story the AppIeseed is the main character, and he is about the same age as the narrator. Therefore, the author wanted to express the feeling more about the Appleseed through the young kids. In another way, I think the author wanted to compare Appleseed with the narrator, because they both are kids;  one is a normal kids, and another one is a unique kids. Through this way, the author could teach all the young people 'faith' and actually the narrator represent 'us'. 
 This is the reason why the author chose to tell the story from a young boy's point of view. 

1 comment:

  1. Score (non-TOASTed): 10/10. Apologies for not grading this sooner!

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