October 24, 2008
Some readers assume stories occur only in fiction. Biography and autobiography, history, even new events are often presented as stories. Whenever you are reading, you can always think critically. Often you may want to skim an article to get some kind of detail or information about that article that can help you so you can use it in your own paper. You may also just read articles and magazines just for your own personal pleasure. In the story “Brute,” it was about a guy who was a surgeon for many, many years and then retired to become a full-time writer. In my opinion, I don’t think this is a bad thing because he just wants to do something that will please him and would like to do something that he would enjoy. But this doctor doesn’t play fair, in the essay, the guy wasn’t holding still so he put a needle through his right earlobe and tied the end of it to a mattress really tight so he could stay still. He also did this to his left earlobe. This doctor was brutal. I would NOT want to have him as my doctor. To be honest, I would be happy if he retired to become a full- time writer.
In the story “Living like Weasels,” I thought it was really weird because it’s talking about a man who seen a weasel and then he compares his life to a weasels life. Also, he talks about how he had a really long glance with the weasel, as if their eyes locked with one another. This is so weird.