The Bonesetter's Daughter SparkNotes Literature Guide

The Bonesetter's Daughter SparkNotes Literature Guide

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Overview

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

The Bonesetter’s Daughter features explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: mother-daughter relationships; resilience; secrecy; ghosts; the pearl necklace; the oracle bone. It also includes detailed analysis of these important characters: Ruth Young; Luling Young; Precious Auntie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411480285
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 789,731
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Context 1

Plot Overview 3

Character List 6

Analysis of Major Characters 10

Ruth Young 10

Luling Young 11

Precious Auntie 11

Themes, Motils & Symbols 13

Mother-Daughter Relationships 13

Resilience 13

Secrecy 14

Bones 14

Ghosts 15

Suicide 15

The Pearl Necklace 16

Precious Auntie's Scars 16

The Oracle Bone 17

Summary & Analysis 18

Truth & Part One: Chapter One 18

Part 1 Chapters Two & Three 21

Part 1 Chapters Four-Six 25

Part 1 Chapter Seven & Part Two: Heart 30

Part 2 Change, Ghost & Destiny 35

Part 2 Effortless, Character & Fragrance 40

Part 3 Chapters One-Three & Epilogue 45

Important Quotations explained 51

Key Facts 56

Study Questions 59

How to Write Literary Analysis 62

The Literary Essay: A Step-By-Step Guide 62

Suggested Essay Topics 74

Glossary of Literary Terms 75

A Note on Plagiarism 77

Review & Resources 78

Quiz 78

Suggestions For Further Reading 83

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