Homesick: My Own Story Questions and Answers

Homesick: My Own Story

The book is essentially about a 12 year old girl named Jean from America, who attends a British-run school in China, where her family are missionaries. She has to discover who she is, and is...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2007, 3:41 am (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

The setting of this story is China, in the early 20th century, the story takes place between 1925-1927The main characters are Jean, a 12 year old girl, her parents, Arthur and Myrtle, who are...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2008, 8:48 am (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

The main conflict in Homesick: My own story is reality versus expectations and the expectations of a reality. Jean Fritz wrote this story while she grew up as a member of a family of missionaries...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2010, 12:37 am (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

I have, especially since authors so often write from their own experiences--not always, but frequently. When I first read "The Scarlet Ibis," which is so poignant and powerful, I wondered if any of...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2009, 1:37 pm (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

The main conflict of this story is an internal conflict that focuses on Jean's sense of belonging. Throughout the story, readers can sense that Jean feels out of place and struggles with finding...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019, 12:39 am (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

In Fritz's fictional account of her own childhood in Homesick: My Own Story, Lin Nai-Nai is Jean Guttery's Chinese maid. Jean, the narrator, is an only child and lives with her American mother and...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2019, 2:32 pm (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

In Jean Fritz's autobiographical book Homesick: My Own Story about her years in China, there are true friends and there are villains. While Andrea was a friend, Ian Forbes was the enemy. Jean Fritz...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2009, 8:35 am (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

One thing about Jean Guttery is that while she starts out as someone who insists on her own point of view, her own perspective and opinion, she learns later on to yield to others' right to think...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2011, 12:31 pm (UTC)

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Homesick: My Own Story

The Guttery family are threatened by the coolies—unskilled manual laborers—who work at the dock. They're engaged in a revolutionary uprising and see this American family as members of the hated...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019, 5:20 am (UTC)

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