Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Independent Reading Book Essay

In Tony Pacitti's memoir My Best Friend is a Wookiee, the character Tony Pacitti's passion for Marion conflicts directly with his feelings of happiness ultimately resulting in different feelings of happiness and sadness and showing that he and Star Wars are very close. This is important because his passion for Star Wars is strong.

Tony was 7 years old when he got introduced to Star Wars. His parents showed him his first Star Wars movie which was The Empire Strikes Back. Tony enjoyed it so much that he kept watching it over and over again. It was the middle movie of the Star Wars trilogy but he still loved it.

As Tony go older and saw the rest of the movies, it all started to make sense to him. When Tony saw trailers, he got excited and when he was in theaters he could not wait to see them. He loved watching these movies over and over again and he could not wait until they came on tape.

Tony would get beaten up but Star Wars helped him out. He looked to Star Wars for help when he needed it. He would think about parts in the movie that he thought would help him out an it is very fortunate that they did help him out in a big way. Star Wars was always there for him.

When Tony met Marion in college, Tony was a sophomore and she was a senior. They started going out and realized they couldn't be together because Marion was graduating. They had been friends for two years and they learned alot about each other. They shared their passions and they both wanted to make something of themselves as writers. Tony of course talked endlessly about Star Wars. Marion never rolled her eyes when Tony talked about Star Wars.

When Marion left, Tony sent her an email about him making a huge mistake. Marion wrote back saying they will always have their friendship and that short time together. Tony was speechless, heartbroken, and exhausted however, the breakup was for the best.

Finally, Tony says that Star Was has been there for him during those toughest formative years when he really needed it. he says he needed to face the world on his own and that it was time for Star Wars to serves as some other kid's security blanket. "Star Was and I had become like Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. They'll always have Paris. We'll always have the HBO bootleg of Empire."

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