Between the World and Me SparkNotes Literature Guide

Between the World and Me SparkNotes Literature Guide

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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school:
  • Complete Plot Summary and Analysis
  • Key Facts About the Work
  • Analysis of Major Characters
  • Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
  • Explanation of Important Quotations
  • Author’s Historical Context
  • Suggested Essay Topics
  • 25-Question Review Quiz

Between the World and Me features explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: the facade of the American dream; the destruction of the black body; violence; dreamers; the yard; Paris. It also includes detailed analysis of these important characters: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Samori Coates; Dr. Mable Jones; Kenyatta Matthews.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411480261
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 293,408
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Context 1

Plot Overview 3

Character List 5

Analysis of Major Characters 7

Ta-Nehisi Coates 7

Samori Coates 8

Dr. Mable Jones 8

Kenyatta Matthews 9

Themes, Motifs & Symbols 10

The Façade of the American Dream 10

The Destruction of the Black Body 11

The Value of the Struggle 11

Violence 12

Dreamers 12

Fear 13

The Yard 13

Paris 13

Summary & Analysis 14

Part I, Pages 5-13 14

Part I, Pages 14-39 17

Part I, Pages 39-57 19

Part I, Pages 57-71 22

Part II, Pages 75-88 25

Part II, Pages 88-99 27

Part II, Pages 99-114 30

Part II, Pages 114-132 32

Part III, Pages 136-152 35

Important Quotations Explained 39

Key Facts 43

Study Questions 45

How to Write Literary Analysis 48

The Literary Essay: A Step-By-Step Guide 48

Suggested Essay Topics 60

Glossary of Literary Terms 61

A Note on Plagiarism 63

Review & Resources 64

Quiz 64

Suggestions for Further Reading 69

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