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A Death in the Family

It's important to note that all stories contain conflict. Without conflict, there is no progression to a story. For this particular story, there are both internal and external conflicts. Each...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2007 11:47 pm UTC

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A Death in the Family

In the story "A Death in the Family" the protagonist is Rufus, because the action revolves around the series of events that occur as a result of the death of his father, whose name was Jay. In a...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 3:07 am UTC

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A Death in the Family

The answer would be "yes". We get a lot of foreshadowing at the end of Chapter 2, when the car is mentioned and we, as readers, almost can figure it out what is going to happen next. As Mary and...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 3:37 am UTC

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A Death in the Family

Every book, poem, short story, play, song lyric, etc. has a theme. The theme is simply what the book is about, and there can be more than one theme.Obviously, one of the themes of "A Death in...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2008 3:48 am UTC

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A Death in the Family

I have changed your topic from "Literature" to "A Death in the Family." This will give you access to an abundance of information on James Agee's autobiographical novel in the enotes study guide,...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016 4:18 pm UTC

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A Death in the Family

The story has multiple first-person narrators. Each of the main characters and some of the minor characters tell the story from his or her perspective at different points in the narrative. The...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2010 6:25 am UTC

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