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Salvage the Bones

One particular symbol out of Salvage the Bones is pregnancy. It is symbolically used in a simultaneous manner. There is a convergence within pregnancy. China represents this in how she was mated...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

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In Salvage the Bones, Skeetah is a fiercely loving and loyal brother who ironically still engages in the harsh practice of dog fighting. Skeetah is like an overprotective father when it comes to...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 10:28 pm UTC

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Early in the book, Esch says that before Manny, she let other boys have her “girly heart” (as she describes her sexuality) because they wanted it—not because she wanted to give it. “I’d let boys...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 5:27 pm UTC

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In Salvage the Bones, Esch develops her ideas on motherhood from memories of her own mother and from watching China with her puppies. In the first chapter of the novel, the reader learns that...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016 7:39 pm UTC

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The setting of Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones contributes greatly to the empathy that is built between the reader and the speaker, Esch. For instance, the reader learns in the first chapter that...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 1:12 pm UTC

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In Jesmyn Ward’s novel Salvage the Bones, Mama lives on her children’s memories in virtually every observation or activity the story’s 15-year-old protagonist, Esch, and her three brothers...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2014 2:46 am UTC

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In Chapter 3 of Salvage the Bones, Esch does not have fond thoughts of her pregnancy. She wakes up each day with morning sickness and spends considerable time in the bathroom vomiting. She is...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016 11:22 am UTC

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The character Esch in Salvage the Bones is a growing young girl who has been taken advantage of by Manny, with whom she is desperately in love. The character and story were both directly influenced...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 1:51 pm UTC

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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward presents the reader with unexpected, conflicting emotions as the characters struggle in their environment but never think of attempting to change their...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2015 7:53 am UTC

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In Chapter 7, Esch finally tells Manny that she is pregnant. Randall has a big basketball game, so Skeetah and Esch to to school to watch. While there, Esch sees Manny arrive with another girl,...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016 11:34 am UTC

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Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones is a 2011 novel written by Jesmyn Ward, which was the recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction. The novel centers around 15-year-old protagonist Esch and takes place in...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 10:27 pm UTC

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The key, one could logically suggest, to understanding the relationship between the pregnant pit-bull and the pregnant teenager in Jesmyn Ward’s novel Salvage the Bones could lie in the author’s...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2014 5:53 pm UTC

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For Esch in Chapter 3 of Salvage the Bones, pregnancy just means being sick and vomiting in the mornings. Esch is the only female in a house full of men, and she does not want to tell anyone that...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016 6:26 pm UTC

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Preparing for hurricane season is nothing new for this family and Daddy goes about sealing up the house, trying to fix the truck and using wood from the chicken coop for extra protection on the...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2013 11:48 am UTC

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The initial chapter gives a thematically and symbolically significant scene of evocative detail. evocative, adj.: to produce, bring forth or call strong images, memories or feelings to mind A...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2014 2:50 am UTC

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Esch's coming- of- age narrative is complicated because she is pregnant. Ward renders a different take on the bildungsroman. Esch not only has to come of age for her own identity, but she must do...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2014 1:09 pm UTC

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There are many characters in Salvage the Bones, and the author Jesmyn Ward employs some stereotypical characters in the interest of plot and thematic development. An example of one of these...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 9:59 pm UTC

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The eye of the storm is actually the calmest part of a hurricane storm. Most of the heavy and tempestuous winds are deflected from the eye of the hurricane by the Coriolis Effect. The Coriolis...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2016 4:18 pm UTC

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Luckily for you, there are chapter summaries for this book here on enotes. Here is chapter 1, where you will usually find this information....

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 8:15 pm UTC

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Let me preface the following answer by proffering a perspective that stands in sharp contrast to the premise of the student’s question: “Narrative should have a clear moral stance and there should...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2014 4:19 pm UTC

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At the beginning of chapter 2 in Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones, Skeetah, Esch's brother, is building a kennel for his dog China's puppies, which were born the day before. He shows the litter to...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2021 12:45 pm UTC

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On the whole, you'd have to say that China isn't a good mother. She's a pit bull terrier, bred to kill, and so a very vicious animal indeed. She shows some of her fighting quality as she gives...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2018 9:05 am UTC

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Esch’s fascination with the myth of Medea in particular suggests several things about her personality, interests, preoccupations, and hopes. Concerning her personality, it’s possible to argue that...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021 3:14 pm UTC

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In Jesmyn Ward's novel Salvage the Bones, Esch discovers that she is pregnant at the end of chapter 2. In chapter 3, her relations with her brother Skeetah remain unchanged. Skeetah even asks Esch...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 4:29 pm UTC

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