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Free Study Guide Summary for The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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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.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven


IMPORTANT QUOTATIONS - QUOTES

1. “No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river” (10) - Narrator

The narrator is referring to the major theme of the novel. He uses this quote to tell how the key became locked in the base of Freddy’s Free Fall which lead to Eddie’s death a few months later. The major theme of the novel is that there are no random acts in life and that all lives and stories intertwine in some way. Eddie then learns, in his first lesson, his actions ended up killing the Blue Man. We find it ironic that Eddie was killed in such a way as well.




2. “This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for” (35) - Blue Man

The Blue Man is the first person Eddie meets in heaven; he is thus introducing that Eddie will meet five people in heaven who will help give meaning and an understanding to his life on earth. We see through flashbacks, in the story, that Eddie suffered much pain and misconstrued events throughout his......

........10. “You burn me.” (188) - Tala

This is a major turning point for Eddie and also the climax of the novel. Eddie always doubted and regretted his decision to run back into the burning hut, during the war. He felt so strongly that there was an innocent child in the fire however, before he could find out, the captain shot him to try and save his life. For the remainder of.......

 

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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