The Flightless Goose Called Gilbert Essay

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《Flightless Goose》, is a true story. The goose’s name is Gilbert and he lives in a lake in Columbus, Ohio (Goodman & Goodman, 2008). Because of some unfortunate circumstances, Gilbert can't fly south for the winter with other geese (Goodman & Goodman, 2008). Gilbert is one of the gang, but he is a very young goose in his flock, and is his running, swimming and flying every day. One day, however, Gilbert was hit by a car, and as a result of this accident, he left unable to fly (Goodman & Goodman, 2008).At first, his friends supported him, including his activities, but as time went by, they changed their attitude, and they began to reject him, played tricks on him, and mocked him, calling him "Gilbert, flightless goose" (Goodman & Goodman, 2008).As autumn approached, the rest of the birds migrated, and gave up on Gilbert.
The story of the goose named Gilbert is really touching; he learned that life is terrible sometimes, even though it made him become different. This is an exciting story; it is good multicultural children's literature. The author took the goose story to teach children that everyone is different; everyone has different skills and talent. This is not only a story with a fairy tale ending. It is a real, honest story. This book is suitable for 7-10 years old children to read. The author hopes to make the multicultural children’s literature become everyone's favorite. The author uses the book to encourage children who meet difficulties in life, do not give up, and must keep going. It is can use in class.
《The Kite Runner》, it was focuses on Afghanistan in the 1970s (Hosseini, 2003). It is the life story of two children - Emir of 12 years old, and his servant Hasan. The two people were very good friends (Hosseini, 2003). Their love of kites is difficult to suppress, and they took part in the contest of kite fighting (Hosseini, 2003). Because the father just gave Hassan too much praise and reward, therefore, Emir was so sad. He hoped that through this kite match to get father's recognition and praise (Hosseini, 2003). They finally won the kite fighting competition, unfortunately, they met a thug from Pashtun; and Emir watched as Hassan was brutally raped, but did not have the courage to go up to save him (Hosseini, 2003). After they got back home Emir felt self-abased ashamed for his cowardice (Hosseini, 2003). Emir told father, Hassan stole his watch, fact, and Hassan did not do this, but Hassan still admitted to stealing watch, because Emir is his brother (Hosseini, 2003).
Even though Hassan’s father would love to forgive Emir, but Emir with his father still insist on leaving (Hosseini, 2003).Their friendship has broken up. As time passed, Emir immigrated to the United States. At the end, Emir met Hassan, he tried to compensate. He thought only use this way that can be save himself (Hosseini, 2003).
In 2000, Emir was a famous writer. But, because of lingering nightmares and memory of childhood, in his conscience was unbearable torture,...

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