Cliff Notes™, Cliffs Notes™, Cliffnotes™, Cliffsnotes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company. TheBestNotes.com does not provide or claim to provide free Cliff Notes™ or free Sparknotes™. Free Cliffnotes™ and Free Spark Notes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company and Barnes & Noble, Inc., respectively. TheBestNotes.com has no relation.

TheBestNotes.com: Free Summary / Study Guide / Book Summaries / Literature Notes / Analysis / Synopsis
 
+Larger Font+
-Smaller Font-





Free Online Study Guide for Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Previous Page
| Table of Contents | Next Page
Downloadable / Printable Version


DANDELION WINE - PRINTABLE BOOK SUMMARY

 

KEY FACTS


Title

Dandelion Wine

Author

Ray Bradbury

Date Published

1957


Meaning of Title

A drink made from ingredients of summer, meant to bottle a part of that season

Setting

Green Town, Illinois

Genre

Novel, Fiction

Protagonist

Douglas Spaulding

Antagonist

Mortality, taking various forms such as the ravine, technology, and death

Mood

Often solemn and filled with wonder, sometimes comedic or even horrific

Point of View

Third person

Tense

Past tense

Rising Action

Douglas becomes aware that he is alive

Exposition

As he appreciates his new perspective on alive, he is also confronted with examples of mortality and death.

Climax

Douglas becomes ill when summer reaches its hottest peak.

Outcome

Douglas is saved by the junkman Ned Jonas and becomes heroic as the summer closes.

Major Theme

The awareness of life and resulting awareness of mortality

Minor Themes

The limits of technology, rituals and discoveries, the body as a machine, youth and old age


Previous Page
| Table of Contents | Next Page
Downloadable / Printable Version

Free Online Study Guide for Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Privacy Policy
All Content Copyright©TheBestNotes. All Rights Reserved.
No further distribution without written consent.
219 Users Online | This page has been viewed 9197 times
This page was last updated on 5/11/2008 12:05:25 AM

Cite this page:

Mescallado, Ray. "TheBestNotes on Dandelion Wine". TheBestNotes.com. . 11 May 2008
             <>.