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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach is basically about the story of an adventurous seagull's life. It looks like a book for a grade school reading level. After you scratch beneath the surface, however, I found the book is filled with things many fourth graders probably wouldn't grasp. Such as the use of use of personification, symbolism, and didactic themes.
The story starts as a we
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symbols, the flock for repression, the Elder for tyranny, and Jonathan as the savior.
I found the book to be somewhat of a paradox. It is written light-heartedly and easy to read, but yet has lots of deep and concerning issues lying deep within.
Bach, Richard. Jonathan Livingston Seagull .
1972, Avon Books, New York.
C.O. Burrelson. "Literary Explorer"-