I Am The Messenger Questions and Answers

I Am The Messenger

First, I will mention what happens at the three addresses and then provide a little more detail on each. The first address is 45 Edgar Street. Ed has to go to this address at midnight. There, he...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2018 12:59 pm UTC

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Ed has three siblings—two sisters and a brother—as well as a recently widowed mother. To better understand the family, it helps to have some knowledge of the area in which they live: My whole...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2016 7:21 pm UTC

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The story I Am the Messenger follows a young man after he accidentally stops a crime from happening and then receives mysterious messages to solve other crimes and help other people. After the...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019 1:22 am UTC

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After not-killing the man from Edgar Street and being knocked out by balaclava-clad thugs in his own kitchen, Ed makes his way to Audrey’s house at dawn for help. Pathetic and shaken, with dried...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2016 8:06 pm UTC

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Markus Zusak's novel I Am the Messenger presents several themes worth exploring. These themes and others work together to reveal the complex understanding at the novel's end that Ed's is a message...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016 3:54 pm UTC

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In I Am the Messenger, by Marcus Zusak, Ed Kennedy changes from a nineteen-year-old taxi driver, the black sheep of his family, to a young man who helps people face their fears, reclaim their...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2015 1:39 am UTC

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The first card that Ed is sent, the ace of diamonds, contains three addresses: 45 Edgar Street, 13 Harrison Avenue, and 6 Macedoni Street. With no concrete idea of what he is supposed to do, Ed...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2016 6:02 pm UTC

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Your question, "What are four Key Concept Syntheses in Markus Zusak's I Am The Messenger?," may actually be a bit misleading because Key Concept Synthesis is merely an analytical process, a way of...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2015 8:38 am UTC

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After the ace of hearts, Ed believes himself to be finished with the deck. However, a surprise waits for him in the form of a joker with 26 Shipping Street written on it—Ed’s own address....

Latest answer posted November 28, 2016 9:51 pm UTC

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This all becomes clear when Ed opens the folder at the end of the book. It is at this point that he learns that being a messenger was a setup: filling up a church for a priest, befriending a lonely...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 12:02 am UTC

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Here is the citation: Zusak, Markus. I Am the Messenger. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Print.

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012 4:09 am UTC

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Ed Kennedy introduces himself, succinctly and rather incongruously during a bank robbery, by telling the reader: My full name’s Ed Kennedy. I’m nineteen. I’m an underage cabdriver. I’m typical of...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2016 6:32 pm UTC

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The epiphany of I Am The Messenger appears in the last lines of the story: I’m not the messenger at all. I’m the message. At this point in the story, the author (presumed to be Zusak, but it is...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2016 9:31 pm UTC

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Matty likes spending time in Forest, the sentient forest that stands not far from his village. Most people in Matty's village—or Village, as it's called—are actually quite scared of Forest and try...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2020 12:30 pm UTC

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One of Ed's best traits is his honesty. It shines through both in what he does and how he views the world, and gives him an extraordinarily clear view of the world around him. He sees the town...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2016 8:37 pm UTC

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Ed Kennedy, the nineteen-year-old protagonist and narrator of I Am The Messenger, is in love with Audrey. Ed becomes a cabdriver mostly because Audrey suggests he should give it a go. Ed says that,...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 7:26 am UTC

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Ed brings the shoebox to Sophie's father, informing him that it is a delivery for Sophie. On the following day, instead of wearing old tennis shoes, Sophie is barefoot. This demonstrates that...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013 1:23 am UTC

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a model of personal growth that measures human potential. Abraham Maslow proposed that there were stages that had to be moved through in order to reach true...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2016 7:19 pm UTC

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I really enjoy this book, and everything by Marcus Zusak. This book is whimsical, and a perfect example of what is known as suspension of disbelief. In other words, you are invited to accept the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 9:47 am UTC

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