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Jacob Have I Loved

The main theme in Jacob Have I Loved would be sibling rivalry and jealousy. In fact, the title of the book originates from the Biblical sibling rivalry between Esau and Jacob. In the story, Sara...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2015 9:10 pm UTC

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Katherine Paterson's Jacob Have I Loved centers around the consequences of child favoritism. Two fraternal twin girls are born on Rass Island in the Chesapeake, Sara Louise, the eldest, and...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2014 10:47 pm UTC

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Sara Louise and Caroline Bradshawe are twins, but they could not be more different in appearance. Sara Louise describes a picture of the two of them when they were a year and a half old -...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2009 9:56 am UTC

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The climax for Jacob Have I Loved comes during the period of the story when Caroline is delivering twin babies. One is an easy birth but the second one isn't. This brings back all of the angst...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2008 3:39 pm UTC

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The primary internal conflict in Jacob, Have I Loved was the jealousy Sara Louise felt toward Caroline, her twin sister. Sara Louise felt guilty about her negative feelings towards her sister, but...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2016 5:32 am UTC

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Louise marries Joseph Wojtkiewicz, who works at a college, and has a reputation for being a ladies' man. She met him when he came asking for help so she could treat his 6 year old son who had a...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2009 2:44 am UTC

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The book is called Jacob Have I Loved as an allusion to a Bible verse. An allusion is a reference to a historical event, work of fiction, art piece, etc. from another work. Romans 9:13 says, Just...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2019 9:24 pm UTC

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Sara Louise, the main character in the book, is alienated, but capable and resilient.Sara Louise has always lived in the shadow of her twin sister Caroline. More obviously needy because of her...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2008 3:57 pm UTC

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Katherine Patterson's novel, Jacob Have I Loved, has several values, virtues or morals which are important in the novel. The most important moral is that love can truly be the value which enhances...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2014 1:41 pm UTC

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Unlike internal conflicts, which are personal fears and struggles, external conflicts are between a character and other outside forces. These are the main types of external conflicts. Character...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 3:00 am UTC

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Sara Louise’s main conflict was an inner struggle, a character vs. self conflict. She felt torn between making herself happy and accepting the role that she felt pushed into by her family. Her...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2012 12:07 am UTC

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These are some of the main events in the story - - Sara Louise and Caroline Bradshaw are born. Caroline is sickly and all the attention is given to her, while her sister is most often forgotten....

Latest answer posted July 4, 2009 1:23 am UTC

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Sara Louise (as she prefers to be called) and Caroline have much in common. They are twins. They live on a small island called Rass in the Chesapeake Bay with their parents and grandmother. They...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 6:02 am UTC

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Louise was jealous of her twin sister, Caroline. Her jealousy had existed for so long that it turned to bitterness. Louise felt that Caroline was treated better from the beginning. Her sister...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 5:46 am UTC

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In the story, Louise marries Joseph Wojtkiewicz, a widower who has three children. Louise first meets Joseph when he asks her to come and tend to his young son, who has an earache and a high fever....

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 2:20 pm UTC

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Louise, the narrator of this novel, lives on Rass Island, and she is thirteen years old in 1941. Much of the book takes place during World War II. Both the setting of the island and the time period...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2018 3:33 pm UTC

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In Jacob Have I Loved, the main conflict was the bitterness and jealousy that Louise felt toward her twin sister, Caroline. Caroline got more attention and praise when they were growing up. At...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016 11:00 pm UTC

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I believe you are talking about Louise's struggles regarding her love for Captain Wallace and her feelings for her sister. In Chapter 11, the Captain's house is destroyed by a hurricane, and...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2007 3:25 am UTC

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Louise has a long conversation with her mother about what brought her mother to Rass Island and why she is comfortable there, and her mother tries to convince her to leave. Louise goes to the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2007 7:26 am UTC

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Sara Louise Bradshaw lives in the shadow of her younger twin Caroline on the remote island of Rass on the Chesapeake Bay. Caroline is everything Sara Louise is not - "so sure, so present, so...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2008 7:23 am UTC

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Jacob Have I Loved centers around Louise and her relationship with her twin sister, Caroline. Caroline was born sickly and gets more attention than Louise. Caroline takes voice lessons on the...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2016 6:09 am UTC

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The bombing of Pearl Harbor occurs on the Sabbath. When the news comes through the radio, it is said that Louise and her family were all greatly shocked and stunned that America would be entering...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 7:19 pm UTC

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The last line, "I wonder as I wander", is from a Christmas ballad credited to John Jacob Niles. The ballad quietly puts forth the question about how Jesus could have come to earth to die...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2007 6:36 am UTC

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Sara Louise's father, Truitt Bradshawe, dies a peaceful death after Sara Louise has married Joesph Wojkiewicz and moved away from Rass Island to a small town in the mountains of West Virginia. Sara...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010 11:00 am UTC

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In the book, Call had been Louise's childhood best friend, and she is devastated when he becomes engaged to Caroline. Although Louise had always lived in her twin's shadow, she had always grown up...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 2:48 pm UTC

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The young adult novel Jacob, Have I Loved is historical fiction. It was written in 1981, but takes place in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The title refers to the sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 3:07 am UTC

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The orange tom cat is a symbol for survivors. He has managed to escape many calamities throughout the story. He escaped the intended drowning the captain had planned for all the cats, he lived in...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2007 1:39 am UTC

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The setting has a significant impact on the book Jacob Have I Loved. Sara Louise lives on the fictional Rass Island in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Young people who live on the island have few...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016 8:42 am UTC

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There are two stories. One is that his mother wanted him to marry the woman that would eventually be the crazy cat woman. So the two have a long history not revealed until her stroke. The...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2008 4:17 am UTC

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There are a number of distinguishing characteristics about Captain Hiram Wallace. Probably the most notable one is his reputation. Hiram Wallace is thought of as having been a coward in his...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2009 7:04 am UTC

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The best way for you to find out what happened in these chapters is to read them. However, if you're pressed for time, you can find a brief summary of the book at the Library of Congress web site...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2008 2:22 am UTC

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Since Paterson's parents were missionaries, she naturally knew the Bible well and was intrigued by the relationships between sisters and brothers in the Bible, such as Cain and Abel. This led to...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2010 7:20 am UTC

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Sara Louise and Caroline Bradshaw are twins who grow up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the 1940's. While Caroline is musically talented, beautiful, and socially popular. Sara Louise is a tomboy...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2015 7:43 pm UTC

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I think Sara Louise's most important line in the book is found five paragraphs from the end of Chapter 18. She says, "And, oh, my blessed, she was right. All my dreams of leaving, but...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2008 2:10 pm UTC

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Caroline thinks that Auntie Braxton and the Captain should marry because it is the practical thing to do. Auntie Braxton has been ill, and while she was in the hospital, the Captain had stayed at...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010 12:54 pm UTC

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Louise's mother came to the island of Rass to be a teacher at the small school there. She had been born and raised on the mainland. After taking the job as a teacher, she met Louise's father....

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 5:32 am UTC

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Wheeze's jokes are most likely from a variety of sources. She is well-read, and is an avid follower of Time magazine and the Baltimore Sun. Wheeze is also versed in poetry, and is quite familiar...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2009 3:16 pm UTC

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The exposition of a story shows the setting, characters, and background information. In Jacob Have I Loved, the setting is the island of Rass, which is a fictional place in the Chesapeake Bay....

Latest answer posted August 16, 2016 6:43 am UTC

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After forgetting about the baby boy, Sara is filled with remorse; she quickly tells the father of the twins to make sure that the baby is held and loved. The twin babies remind her of herself and...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 1:50 pm UTC

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Sara Louise thinks that one advantage of being crazy is that she will no longer have to struggle against the knowledge that she might not be normal. She ruminates, "I was quite sure I was crazy,...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2009 1:33 am UTC

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Sara Louise and Call spend the summers of their adolescences progging for crabs. The two of them are "right smart crabbers, and (they) could always come home with a little money as well as plenty...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2009 2:33 pm UTC

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In some ways, the fact that Wheeze's two closest friends leave the island start the chain of events that lead to the climax of the novel. Louise has struggled her entire life to figure out what...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2010 9:41 pm UTC

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If you are asking about an award that was given in the book as part of the narrative, I would have to say that I don't think an organization was mentioned as the giver of any of the scholarships...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010 1:53 pm UTC

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This story primarily takes place on an island off the coast of Maryland. The body of water the island is in is called Chesepeake Bay; the name of the island is Rass Island. The story takes place...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2008 11:08 am UTC

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Sara Louise Bradshawe, called Louise throughout the book, tells her story from the vantage point of a young woman most likely in her early twenties. The bulk of the recounting, however, is made up...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2008 4:06 pm UTC

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I also loved this book. There are so many wonderful books out there for young adults...I read them all and I'm way past the targeted age group. :) Check out the link below for more great book...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2008 7:54 am UTC

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