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Please identify the resolution of Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

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mubin2712 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted April 19, 2011 at 11:44 PM via web

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Please identify the resolution of Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 20, 2011 at 12:54 AM (Answer #1)

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The resolution of a story is defined as the moment when the various conflicts are resolved and the story concludes. When we think about this excellent novel, we can see that the resolution occurs when Jesse finally begins to move on from Leslie's death, and realises what he has been taught through his friendship with her. It is highly significant that he returns to the kingdom of Terabithia and is able to continue imagining his adventure there even though Leslie, who has guided their adventures up until this stage, is no longer with him. Initiating May Belle into Terabithia is likewise a key moment, as it symbolises sharing the pleasure and fun of their games with others. Terabithia lives on, just as the memory of Leslie and all that she has taught Jesse will live on as well.

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