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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

What are the characteristics of Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, though a gull, models individualism, creativity, courage, and generosity. He pulls away from the flock in part one, finding himself bored with their materialism and...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 2:16 am UTC

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

What are some examples of symbolism in "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"? How we can identify the symbolism in...

A symbol or metaphor is a concrete thing which represents a concept more abstract. It can be intrinsic or explicit (implied or explained). Also, its degree of interpretation (relation between...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2008 1:00 am UTC

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What are the moral lesson and Bible verses in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

A chief moral lesson in the novel is that we can soar higher than we think we can and that doing so brings us closer to heaven and the Great Gull, which is God. Then, as we get nearer to God, we...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 2:09 am UTC

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What is the theme of Johnathan Livingston Seagull?

The themes of Jonathan Livingston Seagull build on one another, culminating in the theme (message) that love and forgiveness are the all-important values in life. As Jonathan's mentor Chiang tells...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019 9:06 pm UTC

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Describe three of the characters in Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Jonathan, the title character in the story, represents the individualistic human desiring to fulfill his personal search for perfection in the area that is important to him. For Jonathan, that...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 2:29 am UTC

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What is the name of the flock that hunts for food in the morning in Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

In the first part of Richard Bach's novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Jonathan has just had a terrible crash on the ocean waters that has knocked him unconscious. When he comes to, he feels...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2015 12:59 am UTC

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Who is Sullivan from Jonathan Livingston Seagull?  

In Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Sullivan is Jonathan's instructor in seagull heaven. At the end of Part One, two special seagulls take Jonathan into the next seagull world, where he will continue...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016 8:10 pm UTC

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Who are the main characters in "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" besides the hero Jonathan?

The story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull centers primarily around the title character. There really are not any other main characters. There are a few other characters that are significant in...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2018 11:40 pm UTC

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What is the point of view in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

The literary technique "point of view" is generally described in three categories: first person, second person or third person. First person is the narrator, or writer or speaker, talking about...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2016 2:49 pm UTC

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Why do you think Fletcher insisted that Jonathan should not leave in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

To be able to answer this question, let's review a little background of the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Jonathan is bored with normal seagull life and thrilled with...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 4:30 pm UTC

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Was Jonathan right when he said, "Don't you think there might be other flocks, other Fletchers, that need an...

The novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach tells the story of a seagull who is dissatisfied with his normal everyday life of squabbling over food. Instead, he decides to apply himself...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 6:38 pm UTC

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What is the problem of this story "Johathan Livingston Seagull"?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a book about a rebellious seagull who challenges the traditional ways of living that seagulls have used for thousands of years.He not only challenges their way of...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2008 9:15 am UTC

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themes of jonathan livingston seagull? theme of perfection,theme of forgiveness.

Bach follows an American tradition of celebrating the power of nonconformity. This book echoes Emerson's essay "Self-Reliance." Jonathan is depressed when the book opens because of the conformity...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2017 1:21 pm UTC

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Does the resolution follow the conflict and the climax in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

The conflict in Jonathan Livingston Seagull stems from the differing opinions on the purpose of flight held by Jonathan and by the others of the Flock. As expressed by his father, "This flying...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2012 4:46 pm UTC

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Where is the setting of the story Jonathan Livingston Seagull? i'm so confused

Setting refers to a time and geographic location within a story. It is the main backdrop against which the action develops and, as such, it can also affect the atmosphere and mood of the unfolding...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2017 10:54 am UTC

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What makes Jonathan decide to return to the Breakfast Flock after it has cast him out?

In this enchanting and insightful short story, Jonathan Seagull is an inspiration; he is the one seagull who wants to achieve perfection in flight. When he reaches terminal velocity at two hundred...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2016 1:47 pm UTC

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What is the plot of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"?

The book begins with Jonathan Livingston Seagull bored with the materialism and sameness of his current life. There is nothing new for him to do, nowhere new to go. He develops a passion for...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2009 11:03 am UTC

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What are similarities and differences between the philosophy of the Flock and the philosophy of Jonathan in Jonathan...

The philosophy of the Flock is simple: fly to survive, and their main objective is to get food—"to eat, to stay alive as long as they possibly can." All gulls are expected to follow the Flock's...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020 10:37 am UTC

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What makes Jonathan Livingston Seagull realize that he "pretty well a one in a million bird" ?

This is not an insight that Jonathan arrives at by himself. The words are spoken by Jonathan's instructor, Sullivan, after Jonathan had reached what he believed to be heaven and was able to...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2015 9:48 am UTC

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What is the moral behind this story?

The overarching moral of the story is that individuals need to 'do their own thing' instead of blindly following the often restrictive rules and regulations of society. Jonathan feels held back by...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 8:57 am UTC

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What does Jonathan say we must do with everything that limits us?

The central message behind Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull lies in the celebration of individualism and self-worth. In his desire to fly higher and faster, Jonathan escapes from the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018 4:43 pm UTC

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What did Chiang teach Jonathan in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

The famous novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach tells of a special gull who wants to do more than fight over food all day with the rest of the flock. More than anything else he loves...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 12:17 am UTC

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Who is Jonathan's mentor in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

While Jonathan ends up being the mentor for many seagulls in the flock, he had his own mentor during his exile. Chiang, an elder gull of the group that Jonathan joins up with in part 2, takes on...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2019 11:27 pm UTC

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What was the settings and characterization in "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"?

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Latest answer posted August 25, 2009 2:12 am UTC

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How does Jonathan Livingston Seagull see the world differently?

While other seagulls are focused only on eating, Jonathan Livingston Seagull is focused on flying for its own sake and on pushing the limits of his body. He is characterized by his incredible...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019 4:22 pm UTC

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What is a critical study of Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull uses simple language and a simple story to encourage readers to live with hope and optimism. The story takes us through the life and death of Jonathan, a seagull who...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2019 2:25 pm UTC

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What happens before Jonathan can finish his lecture to the students in Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

The novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach tells of a seagull who is thrilled with flying. Instead of fighting over food with the other gulls, he spends his time experimenting with new...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2020 2:47 pm UTC

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Who was the group that wanted Jonathan to conform?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull loves to fly. He loves flying more than any seagull who has ever lived! He spends hour after hour, day after day, week after week practicing his flying skills. He flies...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019 7:41 am UTC

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How is Jonathan different from when he left?  

At the end of the story Jonathan returns to his old flock, but he has changed greatly from the young gull he was when he left. He now is much freer and wiser than he ever was before. He enjoys the...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2018 12:21 am UTC

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