In the Lake of the Woods Questions and Answers

In the Lake of the Woods

In my opinion, the general theme of The Lake of the Woods is as follows: investigation leads us nowhere (especially in the realm of war). We are fascinated, all of us, by the implacable otherness...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2015, 6:59 pm (UTC)

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In the Lake of the Woods

In The Lake of the Woods is novelist Tim O'Brien's indictment of America, whereby he puts a magnifying glass on the young nation's less-than-perfect past, spotlighting isolated spurts of violence...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2020, 2:03 am (UTC)

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In the Lake of the Woods

Instead of offering a chronological narrative, O'Brien offers two types of chapters; he calls them "Evidence" and "Hypothesis." This framework allows readers to consider how they process...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2018, 3:38 pm (UTC)

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In the Lake of the Woods

If your analysis needs to refer to literary devices, your starting point needs to be identifying literary devices that are employed in the quote you are trying to analyse. Let us begin by focusing...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2011, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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In the Lake of the Woods

In Tim O’Brien’s novel In the Lake of the Woods, Kathy Wade most definitely does not abide that “fundamental rule of the woods.” As O’Brien’s narrator points out while the hapless, possibly doomed...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2015, 4:10 pm (UTC)

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In the Lake of the Woods

In the paragraph that opens the novel In the Lake of the Woods, the author doesn't talk about how Kathy feels about passing American Point or Bukete Island, but how "they" (the author mentions no...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2019, 5:46 pm (UTC)

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In the Lake of the Woods

O'Brien uses an interesting technique that moves through time, giving us clues about the characters, but never enough information to know exactly who did what at any one time in the novel ......

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011, 1:06 pm (UTC)

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