Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was a beautiful love story about two individuals, Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton, falling irrevocably in love with eachother. The novel takes place in the coastal region of North Carolina in 1946. It starts off in a nursing home with an old man reading a story to an older women with a forgetful memory. The story that he reads to her is the story of their lives, and reading to her everday he is hoping will freshen up her memory. Allie was part of a rather wealthy family and her parents dissaproved of Noah, who was a very unwealthy country boy. They met one night at a carnival and from then on they were crazy about eachother. That summer they were inseperable, and because of this Allie's parents forced Allie to move away and go to college. Noah writes Allie a letter every day for a year, 365 letters, and she did not receive one of them. Allie, thinking that her and Noah were over, then got engaged to a young soldier named Lon. Meanwhile, Noah still had feelings for his first love and decided to fix up an old home that she had fell in love with years ago. Before her wedding, Allie sees the beautifully finished home in the newpaper with Noah standing in front of it. She then realizes that he still loves her because he fulfilled her promise with the finished home, so she decides to visits him, checking to see that he is okay. After a few days together, Allie realizes that her love for Noah never went away and she blows off the wedding returning into Noah's life for good.

1. Why do you think Allie goes to check on Noah right before her engagement? Do you think she knew what she was getting herself into?

2. Visiting Noah, do you think Allie regrets being married to Lon?

18 comments:

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

I think that Allie did know what she was getting herself into. She knew that deep in her heard that she wasn't over Noah yet. I think she was hoping to see someone that would make her feel good about her decision to leave so many years ago.
Yes, I think Allie regretted moving away so many years before and not staying with the man that she was truly in love with.

Leah K. 7-8 said...

I think she goes to see him beause she still has feelings for him and wants to see if he feels the same way. She probably knew what she was getting into because she knew how much they were in love before and she probably still has those feelings for him.
She probably does regret being with Lon because she had to settle with being with him since she never got to be with Noah.

Megan M 1-2 said...

I think she was scared to marry Lon because she did'nt want to miss out on the chance she could have with Noah. She also had to have known what would happen if she went to see him. She obviously regrets being married to Lon because she marries Noah in the end instead of marrying Lon

Raechel B. 7-8 said...

1. I think that when Allie decided to visit Noah, she did have an idea of what was going to happen. She knew that deep down she still loved Noah even though she pledged her love to Lon. She would have never said yes to Lon if she knew that Noah wrote her everyday of the year and Noah would have never stopped writing if Allie respnded to his letters. When she saw Noah and the finished house she knew her love was true and probably had many regrets beacuse of her engagement with Lon.

Sydney S. 1-2 said...

I think that Allie knew what she was getting in to. Even though she was seeing Lon, she still always loved Noah, and wanted to see if he still had the same feelings for her. She wouldn't of said yes to Lon if she knew that Noah still loved her, but since she didn't at first, she settled. Like Megan said, she obviously regrets it, because she marries her true love Noah in the end.

Ashlyn W. 7-8 said...

I think that Allie knew what she was getting herself into. I think she went back to see Noah to see if she still had the same feelings for him that she did before. Visiting Noah, I think she regrets being married to Lon because she is still in love with Noah.

Mia G. 1-2 said...

allie for sure knows what shes doing. shes giving noah another chance and it works. done deal. she knew they had unfinished buisiness.

Renae G. 1-2 said...

When Allie visits Noah I think she regrets being married to Lon. I think she regrets it because she realizes she still has feelings and still loves Noah and she just put herself in a difficult position.

Josh L 1/2 said...

1. I think Allie does not know what she is getting her self into. I think she goes to visit Noah because of the old promise he made to fix up the house.

2. Well for one thing this question can not be answerd based by the summary you have provided because she never married Lon. So really this is a fakse question
--Josh

Morgan O 7-8 said...

I think that Ali defiantly knew somehow what she was getting herself into but she went anyways because she wanted to make sure she was making the right decision.

I think that when she sees Noah she wants to know what her life could have been like with him and that make her realize that she really did regret marrying Lon instead of Noah

Sarah H 1-2 said...

I think Allie knew ever since she met Noah that he was the only guy for her and thats why she went back to visit him. I think when her and Lon got married she got scared because she knew she was with the wrong person so she went to see Noah.

AnaleeL7-8 said...

2. I do believe Allie regrets bheing married to Lon because she doesnt know feel the love that she had with Noah. Allie is getting married to Lon because that is what she is expected to do not because it is what her heart wants her to do.

AnaleeL7-8 said...

2. I do believe Allie regrets bheing married to Lon because she doesnt know feel the love that she had with Noah. Allie is getting married to Lon because that is what she is expected to do not because it is what her heart wants her to do.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

1. I think that Allie went to check on Noah to ensure that she was making the right choice in marrying Lon, to make sure that she was truthfully happy. However I do not think she knew what she was getting into at first.
2. I think she regrets the fact that she had to hurt Lon to return to Noah's life, and also that she wasted time she could have spent with Noah.

Sydney M 7-8 said...

1. I think Allie knew what she was getting herself into. I think she believed that if she went there she could make her decision on marrying Lon or not. I think she always loved Noah so I think it was the right choice that she went to see him.

Ashley B. 1-2 said...

Allie realized after she saw that picture that not only did he still love her but she still loved him. If she didn't at least like him why would she have even gone to see him knowing she was getting married. She knew what would happen if she went. I think she does regret getting married to him because she wasted cause in the end shes with Noah.

mike f. 1-2 said...

i think being in her situation would be horrible. the feeling of knowing that your soon to be husband still loved the girl he was with before. i feel bad for her.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

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