Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Exploration 5: Jacob Keller

1.  The story that I felt meant the most to me was the story of when O'Brien tried to run to the Canadian border.  The reason why I feel it has meaning is because he had to make a very difficult choice when running away and eventually had to be brave and say enough running and come back.  An example from the book would be "all right then I submitted.      I would go to the war- I would kill and maybe die-because I was embarrassed not to."

2.I think that I connect with Kiowa the best.  I feel that I connect with him the best because we both have similar values in that life is a sacred thing and that we both strive to help others in times of need or despair.  Kiowa is a very pious person like myself as well as having great respect for his fellow soldiers.

3. What I found interesting in my reading was that O'Brien does not use a lot of quotations rather he relys on a different style of writing to show conversation which I find unusual and need to find out why that could be.

4. a quote that struck me was when sanders took out a Yo-Yo and said " well, that's nam, garden of evil. Over here man every sin's real fresh and original."  It impacted me because of how truthful this statement is in it's entirety.


  1. I like the story you used that meant a lot to you, I find the quote interesting, that O'Brien was emarrassed not to go to war. I feel that someone should value their life over the feeling of emarrassment. Also, if you're doing something because you feel like you have to, you ususally wont put a whole lot of effort into it.

  2. I like how you talked about when Tim tried to flee the country and his duty, at the time it probably seemed like the best idea if you really didn't want to go war. But even though he went he still feels regret from the situation, cant imagine how he would have felt if he wouldn't have gone at all..

  3. I like how you pointed out that O'Brien would go to war, kill, and be killed, all because of the embarrassment not to. I, similiar to you and Tim, would face a very difficult choice when running away and, hopefully, would eventually be brave enough to say enough running and come back.


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