Were William and Myra important to the story?

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Re: Were William and Myra important to the story?

Post by Amagine » 05 Oct 2017, 18:14

jwalker73 wrote:I also think William's presence, particularly not being as fit as the others, helped to depict just how physically strenuous this trek was. I think this helped me picture the terrain even better.
He did serve to make the hike more realistic to readers.
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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Oct 2017, 21:45

jwalker73 wrote:I also think William's presence, particularly not being as fit as the others, helped to depict just how physically strenuous this trek was. I think this helped me picture the terrain even better.
That's a good point. He did help the reader visualize the difficulty of the hiking and camping experience.

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 23:05

jwalker73 wrote:I also think William's presence, particularly not being as fit as the others, helped to depict just how physically strenuous this trek was. I think this helped me picture the terrain even better.
Yes. Different people bring in different experiences to the story. You are absolutely right.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 04:59

Would the story be different if the two of them weren't together? What if only Myra had went on the trip? Or only William?
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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 07:43

Amagine wrote:Would the story be different if the two of them weren't together? What if only Myra had went on the trip? Or only William?
Can't imagine that.. the book is perfect.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 11:54

That's a strong statement. You must have really liked the book.
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Post by jonaya » 06 Oct 2017, 12:26

Myrah is included in the book to prove that Sarah had a strong heart whereas William was just set to show how big the family was

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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 13:25

Amagine wrote:That's a strong statement. You must have really liked the book.
I liked it the way it is. I don't way to change anything
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 17:17

jonaya wrote:Myrah is included in the book to prove that Sarah had a strong heart whereas William was just set to show how big the family was
That could be a reason.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 01:32

Amagine wrote:
jonaya wrote:Myrah is included in the book to prove that Sarah had a strong heart whereas William was just set to show how big the family was
That could be a reason.
Ha ha. William had just that part to play. Funny way of thinking.

-- 07 Oct 2017, 01:32 --
Amagine wrote:Would the story be different if the two of them weren't together? What if only Myra had went on the trip? Or only William?
Do you think it's possible and what about if it happened? How much difference would you have seen.
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Post by Anjum » 07 Oct 2017, 03:53

gali wrote:
Mjgarrison wrote:I think they brought alot of wisdom and insight. I also think they would not have been able to make the journey without Myra's strength.
:text-yeahthat:

They made the trip possible.
Yeah, it would have been impossible to go to the trip without William because he carried most of the luggage and it was also impossible to find another way to get away from the burning forest without Myra's help.

I think that both of them played an important role throughout the story.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 04:04

Anjum wrote:
gali wrote:
Mjgarrison wrote:I think they brought alot of wisdom and insight. I also think they would not have been able to make the journey without Myra's strength.
:text-yeahthat:

They made the trip possible.
Yeah, it would have been impossible to go to the trip without William because he carried most of the luggage and it was also impossible to find another way to get away from the burning forest without Myra's help.

I think that both of them played an important role throughout the story.
someone in the forum said that William was just there to make the family look bigger :-D

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Amagine wrote:
jwalker73 wrote:I also think William's presence, particularly not being as fit as the others, helped to depict just how physically strenuous this trek was. I think this helped me picture the terrain even better.
He did serve to make the hike more realistic to readers.
It is an interesting part and beautifully shown as well.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:34

It was an interesting part. If I was his age, I would be struggling a little bit too.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 07:50

Amagine wrote:It was an interesting part. If I was his age, I would be struggling a little bit too.
I could not have made it at that young age.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:11

I could not make it in old age
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