Books are the precious life-blood of authors. Books contain the best thoughts and feelings of their writers. They are the results of years of labour and patient study. A good work of literature is the outcome of years of the toil and labour spent by the author in his study room
I generally like those books which have stood the test of time and to which succeeding generations have their seal of approval. I have read a number of books and there are several books which are my favourite. I love most the tragedies of Shakespeare, the novels of Dickens and play of George Bernard Shaw.
But there is one book which is my favourite and to which I turn in my hours of leisure. The book which has yielded my great joy, during these few years of my life is the great drama ‘Macbeth’ by Shakespeare.
Macbeth is the story of an ambitions man and an equally ambitious woman. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, commit the murder of the King Duncan in their own castle, so that Macbeth might become the King.
Macbeth succeeds in killing King Duncan, He becomes the King of Scotland and his wife, Lady Macbeth, who had goaded her husband to action, becomes the queen. After this first murder, Macbeth improvises the murder of his chieftain Banquo, and the murder of Lady Macduff and her son, because they are closely related to his enemy Macduff.
The characters, drawn by the dramatist are simply marvelous. The characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are very beautifully drawn by Shakespeare. The chief attraction lies in the character Lady Macbeth.
She appears to be a fearful woman by her speeches, but really she is very soft and a woman still. Here is a very tragic end we sympathize with her.
Macbeth teaches us the great moral lesson that the wages of sin is death. Those who take to wrong and immoral courses, like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, will surely come to grief one day or the other. Virtue will surely be rewarded.
These are the reasons why Macbeth is my favourite book. I will like to read it to the end of my life.
Short Paragraph on My Favourite Book
I love reading books. I have read many books, and am never bored when I am in the company of books.
One book that has influenced me immensely and has become my favourite is the epic Ramayana in English, written by Valmiki (Author), Arshia Sattar (Translator). The style is simple and the book is very interesting. Once I take up this book I can’t put it down.
The book presents Lord Rama as the embodiment of virtues. We also learn about the sufferings he underwent to uphold his principles. Devi Sita is a devoted wife, ready to undergo any hardship or suffering for her husband.
Bharata is a glorious example of brotherly and respect and self-sacrifice. His love for Rama has no parallel, and it has become almost proverbial.
There are many other characters in the book and each plays an important role in the development of the epic. Jatayu is one such a key character. Hanuman is another. Both were loyal and devoted to Lord Rama.
The Ramayana upholds basic human values such as devotion, loyalty and service, and condemns lowly qualities like avarice, selfishness, and greed for power. This is a book that can read for truly spiritual experience.
I have read and re-read it many time. It refreshes my mind and inspires my soul each time.
My Favourite Book for class 5
We know that food is important for a healthy body. Similarly books are important for a healthy mind. Books are our true friends. They make us know the world around us. Through books we are able to study the thoughts of different people. They make us forget the worries of life.
Though I have read many books written by different authors, but “My Experiments with Truth” is my favourite book. It was written by Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. I like the book because of many reasons.
First of all, it tells us about the life of the great man, who got us freedom from the British. It has been written in a simple, easy to understand, racy style. The language is not bombastic. It is very interesting and keeps a reader spell bound from the beginning to the end.
My Experiments with Truth is full of interesting incidents and moral lessons. It appears Bapu did not hide anything in his autobiography. His description of how he felt guilty after smoking in his childhood is quite straightforward. He tells the stories of King Harish Chandra and Shravan Kumar influenced him in life. It is eye opening to read how this great man with frail body fought against untouchability and racial discrimination. My Experiments with Truth is a great book, indeed!