COR JESU COLLEGE
TEACHER EDUCATION DIVISION
Home Reading Report
NAME: Quiliano G. Oracion Jr. COURSE & YEAR: BSEd - M - 2
CLASS SCHEDULE: MWF (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) DATE SUBMITTED: Jan.26, 2015
I. Title: Dear John
II. Author: Nicholas Sparks
III. Classification of Fiction: Romance Fiction
IV. Point of View: First Person
V. General Setting
Place – Germany , Lenoir and North Carolina, Wilmington
Time- Year 2000 - 2007
Weather Conditions- Autumn , Spring , Summer and Winter
Social Conditions- John Tyree is an Army, and Savannah Lynn Curtis is a
Main Characters: John Tyree and Savannah Lynn Curtis
Minor/Supporting Characters: Tim , Randy , Susan , Brad , Jill , Lucy, Alan, Tony,
VII. Brief summary
He lived only with his father because his mother left them after he was born.
And John’s father likes to collect the coins, but as John growing up, he didn’t like what
his father did and even shouted to his father. When he was a teenager he hung out with
his friends every day. He even didn’t know what to do with his future, but he still
pretended everything was okay. However, after Lucy who has been his girlfriend
departed him, he faced the music and thought more about the future. Then, he enlisted
in the army. He spent two weeks vacation at Wilmington to visit his dad and at the same
time enjoyed surfing at the beach which was one of his favorite hobbies. When Savannah
and her friends went to the beach and accidentally her purse fell in the water, suddenly
John Tyree offer a hand and helped Savannah Lynn Curtis to save her purse which was
very important to Savannah. After that happened, John and Savannah became close with
each other. John decided to help Savannah in some community service she conducted to
help the poor, because of this John Tyree decided to asked Savannah for a friendly date,
but their friendship became strong as days goes by.
Rising Action/Inciting Incident/Motivating Force
When Savannah introduced John to her friends, John met Tim, Savannah’s best
friend. John noticed that Tim liked Savannah a lot, but Tim was a good man John knew
that, but he can’t deny the fact that he felt jealous about what he had noticed but at the
same time he knew too that he have no right to be jealous about Tim because at first
Savannah and him were just friend.
Their attraction is mutual and they quickly fall in love. John and Savannah
became lovers. John Tyree introduced Savannah to his father. Savannah meets John's
father, a reclusive man who seems to be obsessed with his coin collection but his genuine
interest draws her, to John's surprise. Savannah knew the relationship of John to his
father, John told Savannah about everything including the things that his dad always do
and that is talking about coins, because of that, Savannah became interested to meet
John’s father and John can’t resist to refuse Savannah’s favor. After Savannah met John’s
father, she understood the situation of John’s father. Savannah mentions to John that his
father, like Alan, may have autism. This upsets John, who storms off, and then gets into a
fight with Savannah's friend Randy and, in the process, accidentally punches Tim, but
after that John apologizes about the action he had done, and he decided to talk to
Savannah to make things right before he leave for his job in the army.
John left Wilmington once again, at the same time he left Savannah and his dad.
John and Savannah continue their relationship through letters, expecting to build a life
together when he leaves the army. John was based on different countries, he doesn’t
know what to think about the situation he had. John and Savannah sent each other letter
every month, but as months goes by John noticed that the letter from Savannah had
changed a lot, but he tried to be positive even though he knew what was happening.
Months goes by, John never receive letter from Savannah, John can’t understand why it
was happening, until a letter from Savannah arrived and inside the letter are words of
goodbye that made John hurt and upset. John tried to never think of Savannah and just
focus on his job as an army, John received different compliments because of his
determination, and he became a higher officer leading his battalion. But everything
started to fall apart again, he received the news that his dad suffered from a heart attack,
he decided to go home to Wilmington and be with his dad for the remaining months of
his leave. John’s father died and it made John feel more sad and lonely. As he went back
to Wilmington, John met Savannah. This time John goes to visit Savannah and is shocked
to find that she has married Tim and is living with him, but Tim was suffering from a
condition called melanoma. John knows that he is still in love with Savannah, Savannah
and him talked about what happened between the two of them and Savannah can’t hide
anymore the truth that she was hurt about what he did and what had happened in their
story. The love is still present in both of them, but John made a decision that for him was
the right thing to do. He decided to never be with Savannah again, even if Tim told him
that Savannah will be happier if she will be with his arms again. John chose to respect
Tim and Alan (Tim’s Brother) he know that Alan need a guardian like Savannah that
would help him gets through all the pains he was experiencing.
Before John leaves to go back Iraq, he decided to offer all the money he got from
the coin collection of his dad. He offered the money to Tim’s operation but he decided to
hide his identity especially to Savannah. Tim get better, John knew that it was the biggest
choice he had ever made. He knew that Tim loves Savannah as much as he loves
Savannah. It’s the full moon that time and he needs to see something. Although he knows
she won’t come out him as to see. Staring at the door, it opens and savannah steps out.
She moves to the middle of the yard and to john's surprise, he thinks that she can see him.
The full moon is when they both remembered their time shared together. And as
savannah looks up at the moon, John knows that she still loves him.
John made the biggest choice of his life and that was to set Savannah free and let
Savannah be with Tim, but John’s love to Savannah never fade, for him Savannah will
always be the first girl he loved the most, the girl who made him once complete, the girl
he knows he’ll never forget. It was easy to tell that they still loved each other but it
wasn’t enough. When John decided to give the money from his Dad’s collection to Tim, I
was so upset, but I realized that he was only doing that because of his love for Savannah.
John only wanted her to be happy so that made sense. I wasn’t happy with the ending
because I wanted to get back together, but it’s okay.
Loving someone is one of the best feelings in this world. There are people who walk into
our lives and change it in ways we could have never imagined but they can't stay with us
forever. Dear John teaches us to treasure what we have because one day we could lose it