Reactions Of Bel Canto Title=Bel Canto Author=James Mc Bride

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My initial reactions after finishing this novel was how brilliant James McBride wrote this book without ever leaving a moment without a picture. The author provided details, explanations, and comparisons all through out the book, making it easy for the reader to catch on. This book is not really what I was hoping it would be, however, it is still something that kept me entertained all summer long. I really enjoyed how the author explained every little detail, which made reading and relating to this novel very easy.Section 1-I really enjoyed the reading so far. The author really portrayed a good way of catching the reader in with the first few pages. I was really interested after turning just a few of the pages. One theme that I saw that emerges through the writing is love in tragedy. When the terrorists and the generals barge into the party taking complete control, the French ambassador, Simon Thibault, immediately hugs his wife even though he is in great danger. This theme prevails throughout the first-third of the novel while the terrorists hold the people in the party as hostages.So far in the reading all we know is that the terrorists are mere children who are asking for President Masuda, however he is not at the party but at home watching his soap opera. The narrator of the novel starts to tell stories about some individuals in the party. He describes Simon Thibault and his wife. The terrorists then collect information from the hostages, deciding which hostage is more important therefore more valuable to them then the others.Section 2-At this point in the novel I am still enjoying the reading. What I have learned so far is that these terrorists come from poor backgrounds. When one of the terrorists turns on the TV he is alarmed because he has never seen a working television before. One of the hostages is Watanabe and he becomes a link between all of the hostages in the room because he can speak many different languages. It appears as the terrorists are becoming a little more...

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