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mkg109 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 24, 2009 at 9:13 AM via web

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I'm stuck on one question for Sophie's World Study guide. Give 3 examples chapters 1-6 of how Sophie's World is a mystery novel?

Just 3 examples for all 6 chapters and its for ap euro. Any help will be greatly appriciated. Thank you!

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Michael Foster | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted July 7, 2009 at 5:42 AM (Answer #1)

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The messengers of the letters is one element of the mystery. Sophie cannot quite catch a glimpse of the messenger as he or she delivers them to Sophie's home. Though there are intriguing hints, such as the puncture marks and the dampness, these still do not give a credible idea of who or what the messenger might be.

Next, the nature of the letters themselves. In a way, they function as the clues of the mystery. Rather than revealing all the clues at once, the author presents the letters one at a time, each one with a few hints of the mystery, besides the lessons in philosophy.

Then there is the identity of Hilde. Almost mentioned in passing, Hilde is in some way important in the messages, but it is not at this point clear how the two are connected. Sophie does see some points of similarity between Hilde and herself, yet she cannot discover why, or how, Hilde's father is delivering the birthday cards to Hilde via Sophie.

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k1p2g3m4 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 9, 2012 at 3:21 AM (Answer #2)

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Sophie's do some questions that are very wired so what more mysterios do you want! Always remember what mystery means. Mystery means: one that is not fully understood or that baffles or eludes the understanding; an enigma

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