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The Moonstone

An example of foreshadowing is the story in the Prologue that the Moonstone is cursed. Foreshadowing is a hint at something that is going to happen later in the story. The prologue not only...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

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Godfrey took the Moonstone to London to pay off his debts. Young Rachel is a woman of means, and her cousin Godfrey is interested. Cousins did marry in those days. I guess it kept the wealth in the...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2013 9:36 pm UTC

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Gooseberry is a young boy, probably an orphan, whose real name is Octavius Guy. He is one of the street children that populated literature at the time. While he only shows up for a few pages, he is...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Sergeant Richard Cuff visits Lucy Yolland to gather more information about her friendship with Rosanna Spearman, a maid who worked for Lady Julia Verinder. In particular, Sgt. Cuff wanted to know...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 10:38 am UTC

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Franklin Blake meets Ezra Jennings, who is described as having a strange face and piebald hair, or hair of different colors all over the head. His first impression is not positive, but he finds...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 10:41 pm UTC

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The paint on the nightgown turns out to be a vital clue to the mystery of the Moonstone theft. It is initially assumed to belong to Rosanna, but turns out to belong to Franklin, who has no memory...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

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Because she dies long before the story is completed, the essential information that Rosanna reveals cannot be told directly; many of the novel's parts are told from a first-person perspective, from...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

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Godfrey Ablewhite turns out to be the real thief of the story; he stole the Moonstone from Franklin when he realized that Franklin would not remember removing it under the influence of laudanum....

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

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Both works offer social realities that challenge culture and imperialism. In Out of Africa, the idea of the indigenous people as "savages" is fundamentally challenged. Dinesen asserts that...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2015 12:08 am UTC

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