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Free Study Guide for Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

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PEACE LIKE A RIVER STUDY GUIDE


OVERALL ANALYSIS

CHARACTER ANALYSIS

God

The presence of God is seen through the miracles Jeremiah performs and that Reuben witnesses. He leads the family down the path He feels best fulfills their purpose on earth. For example, through Jeremiah, Reuben lives even after twelve minutes of not breathing. He brings Jeremiah even deeper into His fold by saving him from a tornado. He allows the family to drive for hours when they know there is not gas in the car. He hides them from the state troopers and leads them to Roxanna’s house. She becomes the........

Reuben Land

He narrates the story as an adult looking back on miraculous events that unfolded in his life. He is only eleven when the greatest of these events occurred, but he knows the story of his birth and how important it was for him to live. He should have died at birth but lived through the miraculous hand of his father in.......

Jeremiah Land

He is the father in the family and is a very good man. He intends to become a doctor, but when drawn up into a tornado and living to tell about it, he gives up this career, becomes a janitor, and waits for direction from God. His wife leaves him and their children and so Jeremiah faces life alone with three children. He reads his.....

Davy Land

Davy is the only member of the family who has a hard time finding God and recognizing His miracles. He is a very protective soul who knows that the Israel Finch and Tommy Basco won’t stop tormenting them without serious intervention. That’s why he knowingly sets a trap to have the boys break into the Land........

Swede Land

She is Reuben’s none year old sister who is highly intelligent and very creative. She actually acts more mature than Reuben who is two years older and is the dominant one in the relationship. She is very close to her brother and finds a way to forgive him even when he betrays Davy. She is protective and assertive like a........

Martin Andreeson

Andreeson is a federal agent sent to arrest Davy since he crossed state lines when he escaped from prison. Andreeson becomes known to the family as the “putrid fed” because he wants to imprison their brother. However, he is actually a very decent man who tells Jeremiah everything that he is doing to find Davy and even waves to.........

Roxanna Cawley

She is a women living alone in the Badlands after her husband left her. She willingly opens her gas pumps to the Lands on .........

Jape Waltzer

He is the villain of the story, an evil man who wants to control everyone and everything in his world. He frightens Reuben and even..........

 

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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