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who is the author of All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque


Who is the narrator of All Quiet on the Western Front

Paul Baumer


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

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


Tone of AQOTWF

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


tense of AQOTWF

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


setting of AQOTWF

late in WWI (1917-1918)
The German/French front


protagonist of AQOTWF

Paul Baumer


major conflict of AQOTWF

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


rising action and climax and falling action of AQOTWF

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


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

All Quiet on the Western Front


what do Kemmerich's boots symbolize in AQOTWF

the cheapness of human life in war


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



who is the author if Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe


Who is the narrator of Things Fall Apart?

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


what point of view is TFA

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


what is the tone of TFA

ironic, tragic, satirical, fablelike


what is the tense of TFA



what is the setting of TFA
who is the protagonist

Lower Nigerian villages, Iguedoand Mbanta in particular


identify one of the major conflicts in TFA

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


what is the rising action of TFA?
Falling action?

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


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

Things Fall Apart


Chi, animal imagery are motifs of what novel

Things Fall Apart


identify one example of symbolism in Things Fall Apart

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


who is the author of The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho


who is the narrator if The Alchemist

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


what is the point of view of The Alchemist

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


tone of the alchemist

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


tense of the alchemist

past tense


setting of the alchemist

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


protagonist of the alchemist

Santiago, an Andalusian Shepherd