Friday, January 27, 2012
My favorite chapter by far in this book was the short chapter Stockings. It was all about how my favorite character, Henry Dobbins, wears his girlfriends stockings around his neck in a hope that it will bring him good luck and keep him safe. I find Henry very likeable because the fact that he is a big guy that is genuine and sticks up for others, even though he isn't the smartest person. O'Brien, while describing Dobbins, states that "In many ways he was like America itself, big and strong, full of good intentions, a roll of fat jiggling at his belly..." (117). Dobbins is just a likeable character. I could really connect to the chapter because throughout football we always had our superstitions, whether it be a certain prayer before every game or wearing a relic like a special wristband or shoe laces.
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