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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

by

Anne Fadiman

First published: 1997

TheBestNotes Study Guide by Diane Clapsaddle


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Table of Contents

Literary Elements

Setting
Character List
Conflict
Short Summary (Synopsis)
Themes
Mood
Anne Fadiman - Biography


Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis
Preface
Chapter 1 - Birth
Chapter 2 - Fish Soup
Chapter 3 - The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Chapter 4 - Do Doctors Eat Brains?
Chapter 5 - Take As Directed
Chapter 6 - High-Velocity Transcortical Lead Therapy
Chapter 7 - Government Property
Chapter 8 - Foua and Nao Kao
Chapter 9 - A Little Medicine and a Little Neeb
Chapter 10 - War
Chapter 11 - The Big One
Chapter 12 - Flight
Chapter 13 - Code X
Chapter 14 - The Melting Pot
Chapter 15 - Gold and Dross
Chapter 16 - Why Did They Pick Merced?
Chapter 17 - The Eight Questions
Chapter 18 - The Life or the Soul
Chapter 19 - The Sacrifice


Overall Analysis
Character Analysis
Plot Structure Analysis
Author's Style
Rising Action
Falling Action
Point of View
Themes - Theme Analysis
Foreshadowing
Irony
Quotations - Important Quotes and Analysis
Symbolism / Motifs / Metaphors / Imagery / Symbols
Key Facts


Questions
Study Questions / Multiple Choice Quiz
Answer Key
Essay Topics / Book Report Ideas



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