Choose a character out of the novel; describe the characters personality and placement in the novel.
3. Examine the cover of the novel. What images do you see? How do you think the images are connected to the story?
This book report discusses the plot, significant characters, setting (e.g., time of the story took place, historical background), problems and resolutions, themes or messages of the story. A reflection of the author’s writing style will be presented followed by a conclusion.
the novel itself shares the lives of many different people during that time period. It explored how
Describe an important relationship in the text and explain the effect of that relationship on characters, events and ideas in the book.
Prompt: The novel contains many literary elements and references to different works of literature, how do these convey the themes of the novel?
First, let’s review the characters in the main story, of which there are few in the literary story
8. Name some sentences/quotes within the text the could be considered important to meaning/moral of the story.
Trace three of the following threads through the novel. In two paragraphs for each explain the various literary effects of each of the threads and how each is related to the theme. Use quotations from the novel to support each analysis.
Jack confided in his sister that he wanted to join the armed forces in order to escape the mediocre, sheltering homelife that they lived in. He wants to be independent from his father, but he is ultimately unable to gain a place in the military without his Rudyard’s help, much to Jack’s dismay. Showing great potential from the day he arrives at basic training, Jack even practices after the workday is done to improve his shooting skills. Even after being promoted to Lieutenant, he still works alongside his men. Jack has a calm demeanor, but remains in control of his battalion, which proves to be a valuable style of leadership when times are tough in the trenches. But the life of young man with such great potential is cut short at only eighteen years and one day old. Jack was unlucky, but even the soldiers that survived the battle suffered immense shellshock after the War was over, and many could barely function on their own throughout the rest of their lives. The War affected an entire generation of young men in Britain, and at what cost? Though they were ultimately victorious, the war that was supposed to end all wars did not achieve its goal, as the Britain would go through yet another time of bloodshed decades
This is the most important part of this essay, because it not only underlines the scenery in which all characters inter actuate with the others. It does something more subtle, but almost equally crucial: it tells us where they are, but also where they come from and where they want to land. So, we can think about this section as the main one of the essay, where the major themes will interpose and melt in each books examples. In addition to that, we will see how the treatment of this themes differ between the books. Mixing all these questions in a sole section may look a bit chaotic, but it allows the multiple themes to flow naturally in a broader picture.