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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin's character traits at the beginning of the book: At the beginning of the book, Crispin is pessimistic, distrustful, and fearful. Throughout his short life, he has known very little...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016 6:38 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 8:03 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Seven main events in Crispin: The Cross of Lead are: 1. Crispin's mother dies and Crispin overhears John Aycliffe and a stranger talking; they try to capture him when they discover he is...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 4:58 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin: The Cross of Leadis set during feudal times. Crispin, Asta's son, does not know who is father is, and his mother dies, leaving him only a cross made of lead. He is told his name is...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2010 1:22 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 7:13 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

According to Asta, Crispin's father died in a plague. When she was alive, Asta chose not to reveal much about Crispin's father to Crispin. She would only say that the man died in what the people of...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2018 10:08 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015 3:22 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2013 9:12 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Metaphors directly state a comparison between two things, and similes state a comparison between two things using the words "like" or "as." The author uses metaphors and similes throughout the...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2020 12:13 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Towards the middle of Avi's novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Crispin's relationship with his traveling companion, Bear, as well as his coming to terms with the loss of his mother, begins to...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2017 2:10 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2014 5:59 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2016 8:13 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

With a bounty on his head, Crispin cannot simply walk into Great Wexley. As Bear and Crispin approach the city, they can clearly see that the guards outside the city's gate are closely questioning...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 2:01 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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....

Latest answer posted March 2, 2014 8:23 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

In the story, Asta's son is really Crispin, the illegitimate son of Lord Furnival. The book begins in the year 1377. You'll find this date at the beginning of Chapter 1. In Chapter 3, Crispin...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2018 1:03 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

It is only in Chapter 7 that Crispin discovers what he has been accused of, as until then after he fled from Aycliffe he has wisely kept away from his village. However, after watching the church...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 8:56 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016 11:16 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2016 7:59 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2015 1:00 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Asta is the name of Crispin's mother. Sadly, before the novel even begins, Asta is dead and Crispin mournfully attends her funeral with only a priest at his side. Crispin had nobody but his mother...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2018 3:37 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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 Crispin,...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2014 3:35 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2016 4:11 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin is raised to follow his religion and let it guide him through life's hardships. He learns that religion makes the poor subservient to the rich and powerful, that corruption in society is...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2010 9:52 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

It is clear by chapter 36 that Bear has some clandestine connection in the town of Great Wexly. When he arrives with Crispin he asks Widow Daventry for his regular room at the inn, which turns out...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2018 3:18 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Bear explains that his father, growing tired of him, paid his fees so that he could enter the abbey and study. He then gave him his blessing and left. Avi writes: "A punctilious man, my father,"...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 4:28 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Asta's son's name is Crispin. Crispin is the hero of the story and the companion of Bear. The title is written as it is, with a colon after "Crispin," to indicate a subtitle to the story. The title...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 5:49 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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,...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 6:59 pm UTC

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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,...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 7:09 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

It looks like you're referring to Bear's capture in chapter 46. Crispin fears that he and Bear have been trapped because Aycliffe's soldiers have captured Bear, and Crispin does not know how he can...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Back in the Middle Ages, when Crispin: The Cross of Lead is set, it was considered acceptable for people to make fun of those with physical disabilities. To a large extent, this was due to...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2021 8:34 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Bear is a good deal more worldly-wise than the naive Crispin. He's experienced so much more of the world and has a certain street-smart quality about him that the young boy severely lacks....

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019 9:37 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2016 7:58 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin is in a tough spot. He has been falsely accused of stealing from the manor's money box and a price is out on his head. He is desperate for any help that he can get. Crispin has some hope...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 1:13 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

In chapter 22 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Bear ties Crispin to a tree while he goes off in search of food. Unsurprisingly, Crispin is not too pleased about this. However, Bear has his reasons....

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017 8:41 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2016 5:56 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

At first, Crispin just carries Bear's bag. Then he collects firewood and water, though Bear will not allow him to hunt because he will scare the game away. Later, Bear begins to teach Crispin...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2010 3:51 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin becomes close to Bear because of hunger and an oath he swore that made Bear hiss master in the eyes of God. Crispin is so religious that he would not violate the oath and risk going to...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2010 4:31 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016 12:28 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

The book Crispin: The Cross of Lead, written by Avi, falls into the genre of young adult fiction. Set in the late 14th century, the book is about a thirteen year old boy who is accused of a crime...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2016 3:21 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin sees a stranger with grey hair talking to Richard Aycliffe, the steward. According to the text, Crispin sees the stranger hand a document to Richard Aycliffe. The conversation, however, is...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 7:40 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2013 6:58 am UTC

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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....

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 11:31 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Lord Douglas sent his youngest daughter to be a lady in waiting to Lady Furnival. The young girl, known as Asta in the village where she ended up, must have been attractive to Lord Furnival. Lords...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2010 4:38 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2013 5:32 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2016 9:39 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 7:18 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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,...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013 5:56 am UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016 8:53 pm UTC

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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 in the...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2013 11:20 pm UTC

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2016 12:37 am UTC

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