Professor Belli | Spring 2022 | City Tech | ENG 3402: Topics in Literature

reading response 5

while looking at the front matter i can see how the author tries to get the reader’s attention by having specific words in bold such as the “now” and having the rest just a slightly smaller. The color of the front page also takes part in trying to gain the reader’s attention. including the number of books sell also helps with the reader’s attention. As i read on to the front matter the author began to name many different people who had read the book and along with their opinion on what they thought about the book, like reference in a way

in chapter one “You are not your mind” he begins to explain what enlightenment mean to him and also to the buddha. He also speaks about you being a slave to your own mind. And we should not indulge craving s that our mind gives us “all craving are mind seeking elevation or fathering extent changes and in the future as a substance for the joy of being ” was reading that I was a bit confused because later in that same chapter he says that we should

In chapter two the author continues to state why we are slaves of our minds.” the greater part of human pain is unnecessary. its self-created as long as the unabsorbed mind runs your life

1 Comment

  1. Jill Belli

    Simmone, I like how you spend time at the beginning of your post on the front matter, showing the Cover and initial pages as being key to this self-help bestseller’s success and credibility. The notion of the mind as slave is really key as well — would love to see you expand your discussion of it further. (friendly reminder: it’s important to include citations (page #s) with your quotes.)

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