Blog Post 2

The collective stories that i chose to use to help me is firstly the King James Bible version of Jonah and the whale, because it is the one that people are most familiar with in the renditions of the Story of Jonah, the story being that when Jonah went against what God had order him to do and instead went on his own journey, by him doing that it angered God, and God demanded the whale to swallow him. Secondly I am going to use the Disney’s version of Pinochio, using the scene where Gepetto and Pinochio are on a raft during a storm and are swallowed by a sperm whale, and seeing as how in both stories the men are swallowed by whales and making a connection between the two and maybe seeing if the story of Jonah inspired the Scene from Pinochio.  Then for my third collective story is probably going to be a stretch of a connection, i was thinking along the lines of other Bible stories were an animal has played an important role in the story such as with Abraham and Isaac when God commanded Abraham to kill Isaac to show his devotion and obedience so Abraham goes to fulfill his assignment and right before he stabs his son Isaac the Lord commanded him to stop and supplied a ram for a sacrifice in Isaac’s place, or in the story of Daniel, when Daniel was thrown into the lions den and yet the lions did not eat him.  So hopefully those stories will give me more incite.


The Holy Bible: King James Version. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1996. Jonah 1:1-17. Print.

Pinochio.  Hamilton Luske, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, and Ben Sharpsteen. Walt Disney Studios, 1940. Film

The Holy Bible: King James Version. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1996. Print

(for the story of Abraham and Daniel)




2 thoughts on “Blog Post 2

  1. I like how you’re making that stretch for a connection, theres a lot of ways that you can really stretch it to make a connection and I bet it will work out! There are some other blogs online that probably have thought of a similar connection or maybe just a different view on the same scene/ movie I’m sure, maybe looking up some of those would help spark some other ideas if you find yourself getting stuck having writers block. Can’t wait to hear about it!


  2. I love your connection between Jonah and Pinocchio. I think this will be rich for meaning-making and also understanding each story and the connections between them will add a lot to their meaning. You will be able to greatly enhance your audience’s appreciation of each story. I agree that the connection with Abraham is a stretch, but this not to say that it is not an important connection to draw. It points to the idea that maybe you are interested in the relationship between humans and animals and the things that animals come to symbolize in our lives. Dig deeper into the connections you see here. If I were you, I would try to look at a wider range of sources. If we are thinking about interpretation, author and audience, I think that two stories from the same book won’t give you enough to go on. Think about using the original version of Pinocchio or another whale story. This might help:


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