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    Flaco had moved to Miami from Puerto Rico when he was a child. None of his family members knew English when they came. Flaco didn’t do well in school, so he quit in order to work in a restaurant....

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    Brent begins to forgive himself for Lea's death because he realizes, first, that it's possible for someone else to truly forgive him; second, that he can still be a good person even though he did...

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    We hear the story of Flaco in the “Miami, Florida,” chapter of Whirligig. We don’t know his real name. He and his family moved from Puerto Rico to Miami. He didn’t know much English at...

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    Alexandra and Steph show up in the second chapter, titled “Weeksboro, Maine.” They’re eighth graders, and it’s Christmas time, so a lot of snow is on the ground. Alexandra thinks Steph...

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    Two appear in the fifth chapter, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Here Brent is staying at the hostel in San Diego, when he hears and sees a man playing a concertina. (A concertina is an...

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    Brent feels the need to hide because he is still ashamed of his part in Lea's death. His grief is still fresh, and he is afraid that others will judge him poorly for his actions even though he...

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    At the end of the novel, Brent considers traveling before going home. With his whirligig project finished, Brent believes that he can confidently face his parents and Lea's mother again. He is also...

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    In Chapter 7, Brent gets off the bus at the small town of Beale Beach in Florida. Here, he builds his third whirligig. While working, he meets a small group of about seven or eight African-American...

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    In Chapter 5, titled "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," Brent realizes that he hasn't packed any long-sleeved shirts, nor has he remembered to pack shampoo. As a result, he's too cold, and his hair is...

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    Brent had been driving drunk when he caused the car accident that killed Lea Zamora. As a way to atone for his crime, Brent is asked by Mrs. Zamora to build four versions of Lea’s favorite wooden...

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    The answer comes in the third chapter, “The Afterlife.” Brent had been driving drunk when he caused the car accident that killed Lea Zamora. Amazingly enough, he wasn’t sentenced to jail time...

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    In Chapter 9, I actually found seven references comparing whirligigs to other objects and people. I've listed them below in the order in which they appear in the chapter. 1. The final whirligig...

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    There are nine chapters in the novel Whirligig. Chapter Eight is titled San Diego, California. As the chapter begins, Jenny is portrayed as a typical fifteen year old teenager. It is her task to...

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    If you are referring to the female artist Brent met in Weeksboro, Maine, the answer is that the author never reveals the name of the woman. Both Brent and the artist share an intimate...

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    The chapters of Whirligig alternate between the events and actions in Brent Bishop’s life and those of the people who encounter the four whirligigs he has installed. In “Weeksboro, Maine,” we...

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    Brent doesn’t refer to any place as his specific “favorite,” using this word. We have to judge his preferences by his behavior. If this question refers to what city Brent preferred to live in...

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    Thirteen discussion questions follow the text of Whirligig. Because that material is protected by copyright, I appreciate your understanding as I give you a paraphrasing of each question rather...

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    Maine is Brent's last stop before he heads home. After planting his last whirligig on the artist's property, he feels that he is finally ready to meet his family again and to face Lea's mother. He...

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    In the chapter Miami, Florida, Flaco relates to us his life story. Because of the civil unrest and violence in Puerto Rico, Flaco and his family had taken a plane to Miami when Flaco was eleven...

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    Brent refers to the crash as the 'birth of his new life' because the event is a life-changing experience in a negative sense. The aftermath of the crash represents a 'new life,' but it is one...

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    We don’t know the real name of the main character in this chapter. He’s originally from Puerto Rico, and people call him Flaco because he is skinny. He feels the frustrations and stresses of...

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    We learn most of this information in the first chapter, “Party Time.” Brent and his parents live in the Chicago area now. They had moved here from Atlanta, because Brent’s father was promoted...

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    Birds are a recurring image throughout Paul Fleischman's novel Whirligig. The identification of birds is a personal goal Brent sets for himself. He laments that he does not know the names of birds,...

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    Brent Bishop appears to us as an aimless teenager in the first chapter of the book. He just goes along with what life deals to him, even though he often doesn’t agree with it. Part of his...

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    The Weeksboro whirligig was different in the sense that it was built without reference to Brent's whirligig book. Because he had misplaced his book, Brent decided to build his last whirligig using...

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    Alexandra feels that the spot by the whirligig is a good place to visualize things because the whirligig itself exemplifies the tenets of guided imagery. According to Alexandra, guided imagery is a...

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    Brent Bishop attends a private high school in the Chicago area. One night he goes to a party thinking to impress a girl. When his plan backfires, he loses his temper and attempts to drive home...

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    When you re-read a chapter with a specific focus in mind – like searching for a symbol – you may surprise yourself by what you discover the second or third time around. I found three...

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    In this chapter, we follow Tony, a fifth-grader with Korean ancestry who lives with an adoptive family. Because of his Asian heritage, his mother insists that he take Suzuki violin lessons. Tony...

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    In Chapter Eight, Jenny takes her grandmother for a drive. Although Jenny is anxious about driving a manual car, her grandmother seems to be oblivious to Jenny's discomfort. Before long, Jenny...

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    Three key words to consider for the whole story are whirligig, penance, and atonement. A whirligig is a wooden toy that has arms that whirl or move whenever the wind blows. Brent has to make four...

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    In the book, we read of individual whirligig encounters in the chapters that have location names: “Weeksboro, Maine,” “Miami, Florida,” “Bellevue, Washington,” and San Diego,...

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    In the chapter, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Brent meets Emil, a German guest at the hostel in San Diego. Emil offers to show Brent around San Diego, and Brent accepts his offer. They head for the...

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    A simile is a literary form that uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one thing to another. Writers use them to add depth to the narrative and to engage the reader in thinking about the...

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    In Chapter 2, we meet eighth graders Alexandra and Steph. They’re long-time friends, even though they have very different personalities. Alexandra is a more take-charge, outgoing person. She...

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    In the third chapter, “The Afterlife,” we follow Brent’s first attempt to build a whirligig at a park in Washington state. He has an old instruction book on how to make them. But he’s not a...

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    In the chapter, Bellevue, Washington, Anthony is an adopted Korean-American boy who really enjoys baseball. According to his own words, he is a very good pitcher. During class one day, he secretly...

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    In Chapter Four, the narrator appears to be Flaco, a Puerto Rican immigrant who lives in Miami, Florida. The first trial he endures is described at the beginning of the story. Having moved to...

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    This chapter is called “Apprentices.” Brent is in Tampa, on Florida’s Gulf coast. On a beach, he finds “a boarded-up ice cream shop” that is closed for the season. Here he makes a...

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    Brent fortunately gains maturity throughout the course of Whirligig. He is, after all, only a junior in high school. And his penance for the accident causes him to grow up and to develop his own...

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    Since the accident happens just after the end of the first chapter, “Party Time,” we’re talking about the action in the entire rest of the book. Brent causes the car accident that kills Lea...

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    Chapter three is called “The Afterlife.” Here we learn that Brent wasn’t sentenced to jail time or to a stint in a detention center, as a result of causing the car accident that killed Lea...

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    This chapter is called “Apprentices.” Brent has made his way by bus from California to Tampa, on Florida’s Gulf coast. On a beach, he finds “a boarded-up ice cream shop” that is closed...

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    Brent Bishop is an aimless and indignant teenager at the beginning of the book. His only interests seem to be playing video games, listening to music, and figuring out how to fit in with the other...

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    Mrs. Zamora was actually the only one who consented to meet with Brent; her husband, still reeling from Lea's death and still upset about Brent's part in it, had refused to meet with the teenager....

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    In Chapter Two, Stephanie is incredulous when Alexandra espouses the benefits of the whirligig to her. According to Alexandra, the whirligig is a symbol of unseen forces that can be harnessed to...

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    Whirligig chronicles Brent's journey from an angry young man that wanted to take his life but instead by accident took another's life, to an insightful young man that wants to live life. Rather...

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    Brent Bishop is the sixteen year old protagonist of "Whirligig", a novel by Paul Fleishman. This is the story of the self-discovery of a young boy, Brent, who after accidentally killing a girl in a...

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    Paul Fleischmann's Whirligig is a story which tells of actions and consequences. Brent Bishop, the protagonist of the story, makes a horrible decision to kill himself (after being humiliated at a...

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    This incident happens in Chapter 5, titled “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Brent had just gotten off the bus in San Diego when a man asked him if he knew where a certain address was. Brent knew...

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