CliffsNotes on Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars

CliffsNotes on Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars

by Richard P Wasowski, Richard Wasowski, David Guterson
     
 

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

Overview


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 Guterson
  • A section on the historical background of the novel
  • A character list
  • Additional critical essays on the role of gender and use of duality in the novel
  • Review questions and essay topics

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764585678
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/15/2000
Series:
Cliffs Notes Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
636,339
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


RICHARD WASOWSKI earned his M.A. from The Ohio State University and teaches English at Ashland High School in Ashland, Ohio. In addition to teaching Advanced Composition, Dramatics, and British Literature, he teaches AP English and serves as a mentor for new AP English teachers throughout the state of Ohio.

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