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“All that David Copperfield kind of crap”:“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously…”-Opening lines of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” “Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.” Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game, all right—I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing. No game.-What is Spencer’s point about life? What is Holden’s point? With whom do you agree?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe_C6HzpeTk Listen to and read the lyrics of John Mayer’s song “No Such Thing.” How does the song relate to Holden’s reaction to Mr. Spencer? What is the main point both Holden and John Mayer are trying to make? Write your response in your journal.