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Study Guide Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

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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.

MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS STUDY GUIDE

 

AUTHORíS STYLE

Tracy Kidder is very truthful and forthcoming in his attempt to document the work of Paul Farmer. There is no need for him to gloss over the manís character in any way, because the truth speaks loudly enough. He does attempt to show Farmer both symbolically and metaphorically at times as a way to...... .


 

RISING ACTION

The rising action begins when Tracy Kidder meets Paul Farmer while he embedded with American troops in Haiti in.......

 

FALLING ACTION

The reader learns at the end that Farmer is ultimately a clinician who very much loves working with and changing the lives of his individual patients. We see this in his eleven hour trek over the hills of Haiti to see the home life of a child he cured of scrofula. Itís more than the curative ......

 

POINT OF VIEW

The point of view is first person, told from Kidderís viewpoint. This allows the reader to personally experience.........

 

OTHER ELEMENTS

 

FORESHADOWING

There are several literary devices that pop up at various times in the story. One of the most prevalent ones is foreshadowing which frequently presents clues of something that will happen later in the novel. Some examples of foreshadowing include:

1. Farmer and an American sergeant have a somewhat circuitous conversation with Farmer expressing his concern that the American governmentís plans for fixing Haiti would aid business interests but do nothing to relieve the suffering of the poor. This foreshadows that Farmerís life work is fighting for the poor.

2. The entire opening chapter is foreshadowing the kind of man Kidder is going to tell the reader about - Dr. Paul Farmer, a true humanitarian.......

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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