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Who is the narrator of All Quiet on the Western Front

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Paul Baumer

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who is the author of All Quiet on the Western Front

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Erich Maria Remarque

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what is the point of view on All Quiet on the Western Front

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Paul speaks primarily in the 1st person, often in the plural as he describes the collective experience of the soldiers around him. He switches to 1st person singular as he ruminates on his own thoughts and feelings about the war. The novel switches to 3rd person and an unnamed narrator for the two paragraphs following Paul’s death

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Tone of AQOTWF

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Paul is Remarque’s mouthpiece in the novel, and Paul’s views can be considered those of Remarque

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tense of AQOTWF

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present- occasionally past during flashbacks-the unnamed author at the end uses the past tense

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setting of AQOTWF

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late in WWI (1917-1918)

The German/French front

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protagonist of AQOTWF

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Paul Baumer

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major conflict of AQOTWF

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paul and his friends have unwittingly entered a hellish war in which hopes for survival are sullied by the knowledge that they have already been mentally scarred beyond recovery

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rising action and climax and falling action of AQOTWF

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RA- the fatigue and shelling in Chapter 4 bring the men and the reader to the front for the first time in the story
Climax- Paul’s killing of Gerard Duval in Chapter 9 is his first encounter with hand-to-hand combat and, in a sense, with the reality of war
FA- Paul’s remorse at killing Duval solidifies the novel’s total rejection of the war and nationalistic politics

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the horror of war, the effect of war on the soldier, nationalism and political power are themes from what novel

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All Quiet on the Western Front

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what do Kemmerich’s boots symbolize in AQOTWF

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the cheapness of human life in war

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the pressure of patriotic idealism, carnage and gore, animal instinct are motifs of what novel

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AQOTWF

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who is the author if Things Fall Apart

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Chinua Achebe

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Who is the narrator of Things Fall Apart?

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the narrator is anonymous but shows sympathy for the various residents of Umuofia

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what point of view is TFA

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the narration is in 3rd person, by an omniscient figure who focuses on Okonkwo but switches from character to character to detail the thoughts and motives of various individuals

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what is the tone of TFA

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ironic, tragic, satirical, fablelike

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what is the tense of TFA

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past

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what is the setting of TFA

who is the protagonist

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1890s
Lower Nigerian villages, Iguedoand Mbanta in particular
Okonkwo

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identify one of the major conflicts in TFA

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between the traditional society of Umuofia and the new customs brought by the whites, which are in turn adopted by many of the villagers

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what is the rising action of TFA?
Climax?
Falling action?

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RA- Enoch’s unmasking of an egwugwu, the egwugwu’s burning of the church, and the District Commissioner’s sneaky arrest of Umuofian leaders force the tension between Umuofia and the colonizers to a breaking points
Climax- Okonkwo’s murder, or uchu, of a court messenger
FA- The villagers allow the white government’s messengers to escape, and Okonkwo, realizing the weakness of his clan, commits suicide

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The struggle between tradition and change, varying interpretations of masculinity, language as a sign of cultural difference are themes of what novel

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Things Fall Apart

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Chi, animal imagery are motifs of what novel

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Things Fall Apart

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identify one example of symbolism in Things Fall Apart

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locusts-they symbolize the white colonists descending upon the Africans, seeming to augur good but actually portending troublesome encounters

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who is the author of The Alchemist

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Paulo Coelho

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who is the narrator if The Alchemist

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the narrator is an anonymous omniscient observer. The narrator speaks in a simple tone and knows the thoughts and feelings of every character in the book

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what is the point of view of The Alchemist

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third person omniscient- though the narrator focuses on Santiago’s journey. Occasionally, the narration will step back from Santiago and focus on an ancillary character, but it always returns to its protagonist. Notably, the narrator stops referring to Santiago after the first third of the book. Though the point of view comments on of the characters’ innermost thoughts and desires, it is a mostly objective observer

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tone of the alchemist

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ancient myth or fable, simple, direct, overtly didactic. It also has elements of a picaresque, an episodic tale detailing a hero’s adventures during his quest

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tense of the alchemist

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past tense

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setting of the alchemist

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indistinct time in the past (pre-modern time before automobiles and modern technology)
Spanish pastures, spanish town of Tarifa, the city of Tangier in North Africa, and the Sahara Desert

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protagonist of the alchemist

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Santiago, an Andalusian Shepherd

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major conflict of the alchemist

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Santiago’s personal tension between completing his Personal Legend to travel all the way to Egypt to find a treasure at the pyramids and settling along the way for the treasures he has already earned

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what was the rising action, climax, and falling action of the alchemist

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RA- santiago makes a series of personal sacrifices in order to pursue his Personal Legend to reach the pyramids of egypt
Climax- santiago struggles to turn himself into the wind
FA- santiago arrives at the pyramids, but in a twist, he must go back to Spain as he learns that his treasure was buried in an abandoned church by a sycamore tree where he started his journey

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the centrality of personal legends, the unity of nature, the danger of fear are all themes of what novel

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The Alchemist

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dreams, maktub, and omens are all motifs of what novel

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The Alchemist

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identify one symbol of The Alchemist

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The Desert (Santiago’s sheep, alchemy)

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who is the author of Oedipus

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sophocles

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who is the author of antigone

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sophocles

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what is the genre of antigone?

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tragedy

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what is the genre of oedipus?

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tragedy

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what is the tone of antigone?

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tragic

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what is the tone of oedipus the king

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tragic

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what is the tense of oedipus?

what is the setting?

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present, mythical past of ancient greece, Thebes

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what is the tense of antigone?

what is the setting?

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present, mythical past of ancient greece, Thebes

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who is the protagonist of oedipus?

antigone?

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Oedipus, Antigone

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what is the major conflict of antigone

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between creon and antigone. creon declares that the body of Polynices may not be given a proper burial because he led the forces that invaded Thebes, but antigone wishes to give her brother a proper burial nevertheless

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what is the major conflict of oedipus the king

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Tiresias tells oedipus that oedipus is responsible for the plague, and oedipus refuses to believe him

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what is the rising action, climax, and falling action of Oedipus

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RA- Creon returns from the oracle with the news that the pllague in Thebes will end when the murderer of Laius, the king before Oedipus, is discovered and driven out
Climax- Oedipus learns that he is responsible for the plague that has stricken Thebes (he killed his father and slept with his mother)
FA- consequences of Oedipus’s learning of his identity as the man who killed his father and slept with his mother. this discovery drives Jocasta to hang herself, oedipus pokes out his own eyes, and Creon banishes Oedipus from Thebes

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What is the Rising action, climax, and falling action of Antigone?

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RA- Antigone’s decision to defy Creon’s orders and burying her brother
Climax- Creon, too late to avert tragedy, decides to pardon Antigone for defyong his orders and burying her brother
FA- Creon frees Antigone from her tomblike prison. He arrives too late and finds that Antigone has hanged herself. Haemon, Antigone’s fiance, attempts to kill Creon but ends up killing himself. Creon’s wife, Eurydice, stabs herself

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the power of unwritten law, the willingness to ignore the truth, and the limits of free will are all themes of what play/novel

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antigone AND Oedipus

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Suicide, sight and blindness, graves and tombs are all motifs of what plays/novels

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antigone AND oedipus

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What is a symbol of oedipus the king?

antigone?

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suicide and sight and blindness

suicide and graves and tombs

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identity, family, foreigness and “the Other”, home, love, dissatisfaction, and society and class are all themes of what novel/play??

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The Namesake

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what is the setting of the namesake

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1960s-2000; India, United States, Europe

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who is the narrator of the namesake? what point of view is the novel told in?

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Undetermined- third person (limited omniscient)

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what is the genre of the namesake

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coming of age; family drama

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what is the tone of the namesake

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sympathetic (characters make many mistakes, and the narrator tells the story with a sympathetic tone)

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who wrote Pride and Prejudice

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Jane Austen

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describe the narration in pride and prejudice

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third person omniscient

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what is the climax of pride and prejudice

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Mr. Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth

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who is the protagonist of pride and prejudice

who is the antagonist?

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elizabeth bennet

snobbish class-consciousness (epitomized by Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Miss Bingley)

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what is the setting of pride and prejudice

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some point during the napoleonic wars (1797-1815)

Longbourn, in rural New England

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what is the point of view in pride and prejudice

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primarily told from Elizabeth Bennet’s point of view

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what is the falling action of pride and prejudice`

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the two chapters after Darcy’s proposal

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what is the tone of pride and prejudice

what is the tense

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comic- or, in Jane Austen’s own words “light and bright, and sparkling”
past tense

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love, reputation, and class are all themes of what novel/play

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pride and prejudice

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courtship and journeys are motifs of what novel/play

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pride and prejudice

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one example of symbolism in pride and prejudice is the visit to Pemberley, which is described as being “neither formal, nor falsely adorned,” and is clearly meant to symbolize the character of _____________.

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Mr. Darcy

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who is the author of A Doll’s House

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Henrik Ibsen

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what is the genre of a doll’s house

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realistic, modern prose drama

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what is the tone of a doll’s house?

what is the setting?

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serious, intense, somber

presumably around the late 1870s in Norway

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who is the protagonist of a dolls house

what is the major conflict in the play

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Nora Helmer
nora’s struggle with krogstad, who threatens to tell her husband about her past crime, incites Nora’s journey of self-discovery and prrovides much of the play’s dramatic suspense. Nora struggles against the selfish, stifling, and oppressive attitudes of her husband, Torvald, and of the society that he represents

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what is the rising action, climax, and falling action of A Doll’s Hoiuse?

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RA- Nora’s first conversation with Mrs. Linde; Krogstad’s visit and blackmailing of Nora; Krogstad’s delivery of the letter that later exposes Nora
Climax- Torvald reads Krogstad’s letter and erupts angrily
FA- Nora realizes Torvald is not devoted to her but to the idea of her as someone who depends on him; her decision to abandon him to find independence

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the sacrificial role of women, parental and filial obligations, the unreliability of appearances are all themes of what novel/play

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A Doll’s House

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Nora’s definition of freedom, letters are motifs of what play/novel

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A Doll’s House

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what are some symbols of A Doll’s House

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the christmas tree and new years day

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who is the author of snow flower and the secret fan

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Lisa See

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love and status and role of women are both themes of what novel/play

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snow flower and the secret fan

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who is the narrator of snow flower and the secret fan

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lily (she is also the protagonist)

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who or what is the antagonist of snow flower and the secret fan

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the Taiping Revolution