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Outline Topic Jonathan Livingston Seagull Purposeto Characterize the protagonist in Richard Bachs allegoric novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull Thesis Through his pursuit of perfection Jonathan has showed outstanding perseverance compassion and has proven to be an inspirational seagull IPerseverance IICompassion IIIInspiration Perfection doesnt have limits Perfect my son is being thereBach 65 At least thats the way it is to Jonathan In Richard Bachs allegoric novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull Jon is on a quest of discovery to find perfect flight Through his pursuit of perfection Jonathan has showed outstanding perseverance compassion and has proven to be an inspirational seagull Jonathan Livingston Seagull is not a bird to give up and will persevere through any challenge laid before him In the beginning of his days in the flock he could be found over the ocean moving from lesson to lesson practicing the dynamics of flight Although he was not a good flyer at first he practiced and practiced until he got it right While learning about high-speed flight ten times he tried and all ten timeshe burst into a churning mass of feathersBach 20 and even after failing so many times kept on at it Jon also shows his perseverance with Fletcher Seagull When Fletcher cried to Jonathan Youre wasting your time with me Jonathan Im too dumb Im too stupid Ill try and try and Ill never get itBach 102 Instead of quitting Jonathan continued to teach him If anyone can outlast any challenge its Jonathan Livingston Seagull Jonathan is as Sully said a one-in-a-million birdBach 61 Jons compassion for flying is comparable to no other For most other gulls it is not flying that matters but eating For Jonathan it was not eating that mattered but flight More than anything else Jonathan loved to flyBach 12 But this seagull could not keep his excitement to himself He had to share his knowledge of flying Jonathan was born to be an
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