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    The rising action of Avi's young adult fiction novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead, is somewhat unusual because the story follows a series of tense events with long, perhaps boring breaks in between....

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    Though it drives much of the plot of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, the boy never actually stole from the manor house. After the death of Asta, Crispin's mother, the corrupt steward of the manor fears...

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    As Crispin travels with Bear, everything appears to be new to him because he's never been beyond the borders of Stromford. Up until his mother's death, all his activities have been confined to the...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    John Aycliffe had great power over the peasants because he was the steward of Stromford. In feudal England, a steward held a very important position; basically, in the absence of his lord, the...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    In Chapter 14, Crispin comes to a crossroads on a foggy morning. There he sees a corpse hanging from a gallows with a sign posted near him. Even though Crispin cannot read, he finds great meaning...

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    Though the people of Lodgecot are not used to boisterous travelers entering town playing flutes, Bear is able to win over the priest of the village. He kneels before the priest and very...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    In Avi's Crispin and the Cross of Lead, a young boy must flee the only village he's ever known to save his life. After Crispin's mother dies, the corrupt Steward of the Manor, John Aycliffe,...

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    In Crispin: The Cross of Lead, the climax of the story develops after Crispin discovers that he is Lord Furnival's son, and attempts to find Bear with the help of The Brotherhood. When the group...

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    In Chapter 37, Crispin manages to catch a glimpse of Lady Furnival when he goes out to explore the city of Great Wexly. As she passes by, Crispin observes that Lady Furnival is a woman of great...

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    The Widow Daventry is the manager of the Green Man Inn. In Chapter 43, she warns Crispin against showing himself so freely in public while staying at the inn. To help disguise Crispin's identity,...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    Avi's novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead contains multiple themes blended into one narrative. Perhaps the overarching theme is coming of age; a theme which deals with growing into one's own identity...

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    While Bear and Crispin are making their way to Great Wexley, they suddenly see a flock of birds who have been disturbed by some yet unknown force. The two carefully and quietly make their way to a...

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    Crispin's real name is, in fact, Crispin, but he has gone most of his life not knowing this. In the town where he grew up, everybody refers to him in relation to his mother and calls him "Asta's...

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    Crispin: Cross of Lead, written by Avi, is set in England during the year 1377. One might refer to this as the Medieval Period or Middle Ages, which was characterized by the prevalence of the...

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    As John Aycliffe and his men chase Crispin, the young boy runs for his life. However, Crispin manages to elude his would-be captors after swimming across the millrace (a ditch filled with river...

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    Beware-- here comes a spoiler for the story! The question of Crispin's father is one of the driving conflicts in Avi's Crispin and the Cross of Lead. Crispin has spent his whole life in a small...

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    In the story, Bear is a wandering performer. In order to earn a living, he juggles leather balls, sings, and plays on his recorder as he travels from town to town. Bear originally learned these...

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    In the story, Goodwife Peregrine is Stromford's village hag and is known for her midwifery, magic, and healing skills. She tells Crispin that many are hunting him because the steward has offered...

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    While Bear and Crispin are visiting Great Wexley, Bear attends a gathering of people who want to start a rebellion against the king. Crispin eavesdrops on their meeting from a garden, where he sees...

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    When he was twelve, Bear's father paid his fees at a Benedictine abbey so that Bear could train to be a monk. Bear confides to Crispin that his father might have become 'weary' of the...

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    The story opens with Crispin recounting the events of his mother's burial. Our young protagonist is only thirteen, but for a boy living in 14th century England, he soon finds his life becoming more...

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    Crispin: The Cross of Lead is a 2002 children's novel written by the American writer Edward Irving Wortis under the pseodonym "Avi." The story begins in 1377 A.D. The protagonist is a 13-year-old...

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    For much of the novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead, we know Crispin to be lacking in any sort of confidence in himself. This is directly the result of how he has spent his childhood—his whole life,...

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    There are a few reasons Bear and Crispin encountered few people during their journey to Great Wexley. For one, the population of England was much smaller and concentrated in small villages during...

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    In the novel, Crispin has been falsely accused of breaking into John Aycliffe's manor home and stealing money from his treasure chest. Unbeknown to Crispin, the Lord Furnival is dying, and the...

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    As Steward of the Manor, John Aycliffe was responsible for making sure that everything on the Estate ran smoothly. Part of this responsibility was overseeing the collecting of taxes from the...

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    In Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a boy must flee his village to save his life. The story is set in the Middle Ages, and Crispin has spent his whole life in Stromford village, helping his mother and...

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    Crispin is a thirteen year-old boy living in the Medieval village of Stromford. In the opening of the book, he is known only as, "Asta's Son." After his mother's death he begins to question his...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    In the novel, Crispin learns how to play a music-pipe or recorder from Bear. Since the story is set in the 14th Century, this would be a Renaissance or early Renaissance recorder. A recorder is a...

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    In Avi's work of fiction, Crispin and the Cross of Lead, we meet a young boy who must flee his village after the death of his mother. He has been mistaken for a criminal and declared a Wolf's Head,...

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    Crispin begins the story ashamed of who he is: an illegitimate son of an impoverished widow. Almost immediately after his mother's death, he is accused of theft and proclaimed a wolf's head by the...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    The story concludes with Crispin's confrontation with Aycliffe in his mission to rescue Bear. As the story goes, Crispin reveals to Aycliffe the cross of lead with the inscription 'Crispin- son of...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    No, Asta's Son (who is also called Crispin) cannot swim. When Crispin is running away from John Aycliffe's men in the village, he falls into the stream which powers a mill for the manor house....

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    The main character is initially known as Asta's son. His given name is actually Crispin, and he lends his name to the novel. With his mother newly dead, Crispin finds himself alone and hunted like...

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    Hello! When Crispin discovers that he is the illegitimate son of Lord Furnival, he can hardly believe it. After Bear is captured, the Widow Daventry tells Crispin that Bear kept the secret of his...

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    Hello! In The Cross Of Lead, Asta (also known as Crispin) has been accused of killing Father Quinel. The novel opens with the death of Crispin's mother; only Father Quinel and Crispin attend the...

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    If true heroism is characterized by an individual’s decision, instinctive or not, to overcome fear and risk one’s life for the benefit of another, then it could logically be concluded that...

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    The character Bear in Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead is most definitely a complex and even contradictory character. Some of his major characteristics are that he is a severely overweight...

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    Bear's quote is quite meaningful. It represents one of the lessons about life that Bear imparts to Crispin. Much of their relationship is predicated upon Bear teaching life lessons to Crispin....

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    It is clear that as Crispin leaves his isolated village and moves further south, eventually arriving at Great Wexly, he is greatly shocked and challenged by what he sees and the sheer number of...

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    Crispin is so stunned to find out that he has been declared a "wolf's head" because of the meaning of this phrase. In Chapter 8, when Crispin goes to Father Quinnel, he shares with Crispin why it...

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    The first task I would suggest you need to think about is to pick a time in the novel when you are going to write your monologue. Are you going to write it looking back at the end on all that has...

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    In Chapter 15 the village is empty because it was destroyed by the plague: "Eventually Crispin comes to a village. It is obviously smaller than Stromwell, but still, his first reaction is to hope...

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    Crispin: The Cross of Lead takes place in 1377, which is in the fourteenth century. The fact thast the story takes place in England of this year means the plague is probably the infamous bubonic...

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    It is in Chapter 18 that Bear confronts Crispin as he tries to steal Bear's bread. However, initially at least, it is clear that Bear is a terrifying figure to Crispin and he does not agree to help...

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    It is clear at the beginning of the book that Crispin has a very literal notion of sin and punishment. He feels tremendously guilty because he feels he has sinned in various ways, and as a result,...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    A “wolf’s head” is someone who has done something so terrible that he or she is not considered human and anyone can and should kill him. Crispin (Asta's Son) saw something he shouldn't have...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    What Cerdic does is revealed to the reader in Chapter 10 of this exciting story. Having found Crispin at Peregrine's cottage, Cerdic pretends to have been sent by Father Quinel in order to give him...

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    Bear makes this accusation in Chapter 25. This accusation of being "vain" has nothing to do with a preoccupation with Crispin's looks, but actually a preoccupation with Crispin's own importance, as...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    It's a long story, from chapter 18 to 20 or 21. Chrispin escaped from stromford into an abandon village, and near the church, he heard something within, in there he had saw bear, so later in the...

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