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Based on the novel that you have learnt, write about a character that interest you the most

Provide evidence from the novel to support your answer.

NOVEL AUTHOR BRIEF SYNOPSIS

How I met myself David A Hill This story is about John Taylor, an Englishman who worked in Budapest. One day as he was walking home from work, he met a man who looked exactly like him. He felt that the man was connected to him. In the end, he found out that the man was his doppelganger, a ghost from the past who came to help him saved his family.

QUESTION ( character, incident, place, moral value, theme, lesson) Evidence 1 Elaboration (E.1)

The character that interest me the most in the story is John Taylor.

First, I like John Taylor because he is a very determined person. After he accidentally met his doppelganger, he set his mind to find the truth. He returned to the place he found the man and waited almost every day in the hope that he would meet him. He asked people and searched through newspaper article about a man named Janos Szabo, who had lived at the place in 1945. His determination paid off and he understood why the doppelganger came to find him.

Evidence 2

Besides, he is also a brave person.

Elaboration (E.2)

He thought he had found a ghost, nevertheless, he goes all out to find out the truth. Not many people are brave enough to face such encounter. He was also brave enough to go into the burning caf to save his wife. All in all, not only John Taylor a determined person, he is also brave .These characteristics make him a very admirable person and that is why I admire him.

Conclusion

a) Based on one novel above, write about a theme in the novel. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. b) Based on one novel above, write about a lesson learnt from the novel. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

Paragraph 1 Introduction

a) Based on How I Met Myself by David A. Hill, a theme in the novel is family love. In this novel, John and Andrea Taylor were responsible, loving and caring towards their family. b) Based on How I Met Myself by David A. Hill, a lesson learnt from the novel is we must love our family. In this novel, I learnt to be responsible, loving and caring from John and Andrea Taylor.

Paragraph 2 State how Andrea showed his responsibility, love and care.

Simple answer Andrea was a responsible, loving and caring wife and mother. Firstly, she cooked nice soups for John. Secondly, Andrea was worried when John always had bad dreams. Andrea wanted to help John. Andrea and John went to number 7 Felka utca. They wanted to find out about the man. She was a good and responsible mother to Kati. Next, she wanted John to spend his extra time with her and Kati. She did want John to spend time on the doppelganger story.

Advanced answer Andrea was a responsible, loving and caring wife and mother. Firstly, she cooked nice soups for John. Secondly, Andrea was worried when John always had bad dreams. She was afraid because she did not understand what was happening to John. Thirdly, after John had told her about his problems, Andrea wanted to help him. She wanted to be supportive. Andrea and John went to number 7 Felka utca. They wanted to find out about the man. They asked two housekeepers about the man. But both were not helpful. John was happy that Andrea was with him. She was a good and responsible mother to Kati. She looked after her. She played with her. She took her out for a walk. Next, she wanted John to spend his extra time with her and Kati. She did want John to spend time on the doppelganger story. When she heard the explosion, she went with Kati to look for John. She was afraid he was in the caf.

Paragraph 3

Simple answer

Advanced answer

State how John showed his responsibility, love and care.

John was a responsible, loving and caring husband and father. He shared his problems with Andrea. (chapter 5, page 13,14) John took Andrea and Kati to Swindon, England to spend Christmas with his family. (ch 8, pg 21) Then, he took them to spend New Year with Andreas family in Hungary. (ch 8, pg 24) One day, John saw Andreas note. She had gone to help Szolt in his caf. He went to the the caf. (ch 16, pg 50, 51) The caf was destroyed. There was an explosion. John and other people cleared all the stones and wood. (ch 17, pg 53) John was very sad. He thought that Andrea and Kati had died in the caf. When he found Andrea and Kati still alive, he held them closely. (ch 18, pg 56)

John was a responsible, loving and caring husband and father. When John met his doppelganger for the first time, he did not tell Andrea the truth. Finally, he shared his problems with Andrea because he loved Andrea so much. (chapter 5, page 13,14) John took Andrea and Kati to Swindon, England to spend Christmas with his family. (ch 8, pg 21) Then, he took them to spend New Year with Andreas family in Hungary. (ch 8, pg 24) At Andreas house, Andrea reminded John to spend more time with her and Kati. So, he tried to be better. (ch 8, pg 24) The next year in August, John took Andrea and Kati to England again. John took them to the sea. John and Andrea played with Kati in the water. They played on the beach too. (ch 8, pg 44) In the same year, they went to England again for Christmas. Then, they spent New Year with Andreas parents. (ch 8, pg 45) One day, John saw Andreas note when he came back from work. She had gone to help Szolt in his caf. He was worried about them. He rushed to number 7 Felka utca. Then, he went to the caf. (ch 16, pg 50, 51) When he reached the caf at Gergely utca, the caf was destroyed due to an explosion. John and other people cleared all the stones and wood. (ch 17, pg 53) John was very sad. He thought that Andrea and Kati had died in the caf. He blamed himself because he did not tell Andrea about what he had seen in his dreams. He also did not tell Andrea what he had found out from Mrs Fischer. He felt that he had killed Andrea and Kati. He felt regret because he was too interested about the doppelganger story. He forgot to think about the two people he loved the most. He felt hopeless. (ch 17, pg 55) When he found Andrea and Kati still alive, he held them closely. (ch 18, pg 56)

Paragraph 4 Conclusion

Simple answer John and Andrea Taylor showed good examples about family love.

Advanced answer John and Andrea Taylor teach us to appreciate our family. Family is the most important thing in the world. Love and tolerance make a family.

Based on the novel How I Met Myself by David A. Hill, the character that I admire the most is John Taylor. He is a persistent person. He never stopped looking for further information about his doppelganger no matter how bad the situation is even when Andrea dont want to help him anymore. Furthermore, John Taylor is a determined person. He realized that his doppelganger appeared for an important reason, so he made a research about his nightmare recurrence by searching for the information in the library and questioning Mrs. Fischer at 7 Felka Utca. Lastly, I admire John Taylor because of his strong will power. Eventhough his search made his life difficult and miserable, with a strained relationship with his wife, he never give up. John always came home late at night and Andrea has some negative thoughts on his husband which made their relationship strained, but he kept pursing the subject and never gave up. Because of his good personality traits, he finally understands that the doppelganger wants to save him and his family. Based on the reasons above, Johns good traits made me admire him the most. The novel that I have chosen is How I meet Myself, written by David A. Hill. I like this novel for certain reasons. It is because it has an interesting character who is John Taylor, 34 year old Englishman who works as a computer programmer with a computer company in Bristol, England. He is married with his Hungarian teacher, Andrea. He is a faithful and caring husband and father. The beginning of the novel was very impressive, as it is filled with mysterious moments that arouses my attention to keep on reading. The story started off interestingly when John bumped into someone who looked exactly like him while on his way back from home. The person apologized to him and disappeared without leaving any footprints on the snow. Besides that, the flow of the novel began to create suspense as John began actively searching for his doppelganger. It was because after his encounter with his doppelganger, he felt terrified as he always have nightmares of him. Lastly, the ending was resolving as the truth was revealed. The story ends with a positive note when he knew the actual reason for his doppelgangers appearance which was to save him and his beloved family from the explosion in the caf. Hence, I like the novel which really taught me the values of being persistence and being determined to solve problems for the sake of family love and unity.