"Snow Falling on Cedars"

"Snow Falling on Cedars"

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.In CliffsNotes on Snow Falling on Cedars, you explore David Guterson's bestselling novel, in which a murder trial forces the residents of an island in the Pacific Northwest to revisit the time in history when both the Japanese and Japanese-Americans were discriminated against. The novel explores the effects of war, the difficulties of race, and the mystery of human motivation in a story that's a combination murder mystery, courtroom drama, and tragic love story.

Summaries and commentaries guide you through the novel, and critical essays help you understand the author's narrative techniques, use of details, and symbolism. Other features that help you study include

A section on the life and background of David GutersonA section on the historical background of the novelA character listAdditional critical essays on the role of gender and use of duality in the novelReview questions and essay topicsClassic literature or modern-day treasure--you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 124.46 x 203.2 x 7.62mm | 45.36g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • Lincoln, NE, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764585673
  • 9780764585678
  • 428,249

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Notes and commentary on David Guterson's best-selling novel, now a popular movie, enhance understanding of this World War II-era saga. A murder trial forces the residents of an island in the Pacific Northwest to revisit the time in our history when both the Japanese and Japanese-Americans were discriminated against. Through many layers of memory, love, kinship, and national pride, the fabric of this tale is woven.
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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Historical Introduction to the Novel. A Brief Synopsis. List of Characters. Critical Commentaries. Chapters 1 32. Critical Essays. Characters. Symbols. Motifs. Themes. Role of Gender in the Novel. Use of Duality in the Novel. Review Questions and Essay Topics. Projects. Selected Bibliography.
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