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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 by Mitch Albom


SYMBOLISM / MOTIFS / IMAGERY / SYMBOLS


All actions and occurrences are interconnected

This is the predominant motif throughout the novel. Albom references this motif throughout the entire novel in various ways. Although there are many examples throughout the story, the most important are explained in detail below to gain a better understanding of how Albom works this motif into many aspects of the novel.


At the start of the story, the narrator tells us an occurrence that happened a few months prior to Eddie’s death at Ruby Pier. A boy named Nicky, and his friends went to the pier one night. Nicky was a new driver and not yet comfortable carrying a key chain; he therefore took his car key off the chain and put it in his coat pocket, which he then tied around his waist. He and his friends..........

Eddie saves the little girl

We find out at the end of the novel that Eddie did save the little girl from the falling amusement cart. It is important to note the symbolism of this child’s rescue. At the end of the story Eddie learns that the meaning and purpose of his work ........

Settings

The story takes place in different settings, mainly in heaven. For each setting, Albom paints a vivid picture for the reader, to allow us a clear image in the setting his is trying to portray.

The first setting in heaven is Ruby Pier. Eddie notices that it is not the Ruby Pier with which is most familiar, but it appears to look like the pier did when he was a young child. Albom makes an effort to explain the primitive and simple amusement rides covered in crisp, white paint. This setting is symbolic of Eddie’s childhood when he was naïve and carefree. The white paint of the rides could..............

 

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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