The Crossing Questions and Answers

The Crossing

Similes are among the literary devices used in The Crossing by Gary Paulsen. For example, when Manny contemplates stealing Robert’s wallet, he compares his planned swift movements to that of a...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019 5:47 pm UTC

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The main conflict in Gary Paulsen's The Crossing concerns fulfillment of needs. Both Manny, the Mexican street urchin, and Robert, the American soldier, have their own needs. Manny's need is to not...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2015 6:34 am UTC

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The Crossing

The Crossing was written by Gary Paulsen. One of the main characters, Sergeant Robert Locke, a war veteran, is a wounded soul (trauma from war has inflicted great pain and anguish on him) and an...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2019 11:38 pm UTC

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After Manny walked to the Rio Bravo Hotel and saw the Sergeant at the table, he stood by the Sergeant's table silently, observing him. However, the Sergeant quickly notices him, and so does a...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 8:55 am UTC

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Like many Mexicans, Manny wants to go to America because he seeks a better life for himself. He's a poor, homeless orphan, forced to live on the streets of Juarez. The United States and all the...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 10:51 am UTC

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The tone of The Crossing is that of desperation, especially in the early half of the book. The readers are introduced to the two main characters, both of whom are living in despair. The boy is...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 5:42 pm UTC

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In The Crossing, Manny's condition in the world represents the conflict between the individual and the natural world. Manny is small, poor, and without much in way of physical resources. This...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2014 10:31 pm UTC

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