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Study Guide for Bleachers by John Grisham - BookNotes

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The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.


STUDY GUIDE - BLEACHERS BY JOHN GRISHAM

SYMBOLISM / MOTIFS / METAPHORS / IMAGERY / SYMBOLS

Other elements that are present in this novel are symbols and metaphors. Symbols are the use of some unrelated idea to represent something else. Metaphors are direct comparisons made between characters and ideas. There are many symbols and metaphors used by the author such as:


1. There was a monument with a brick base and a bronze bust of Rake himself. Under the bust were all the statistics he had amassed. This symbolizes how Rake was a kind of god.............


MOTIFS

Another element found in this book is a motif. A motif is a recurring thematic element in the development of an artistic or literary work. There is one important motif in Bleachers: the motif of the catharsis some..........


KEY FACTS

Title
Bleachers

Author
John Grisham

Date Published
2003

Meaning of the Title
It refers to that area of Rake Field where all the players meet to hold a vigil until the death of their coach.

Setting
The town of Messina, probably in Mississippi in the present day, with flashbacks of football seasons in ..........


The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

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