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In the short story "Star Food," Dade's mother believes that the world's most famous men are men of "vulgar fame." She believes that these men are only famous because they have simple ideas that can...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2019 6:24 pm UTC

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Dade's mother encourages him to dream. This is why she approves of Dade standing on the roof, staring into the sky. She believes Dade will have "limited fame." This means that he will have an...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2016 6:00 pm UTC

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I would say that the major theme of Ethan Canin's Star Food is the clash between practicality and dreaming when it comes to thinking of the future. While the young Dade doesn't really know what he...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2017 10:20 pm UTC

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This is a great question. The title "of Star Food" really gets to the heart of the matter. Let me try to explain. Dade's father is a practical man. He lives for the store and his family. He works...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015 10:23 pm UTC

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It's quite possible that Dade lets the woman go because he feels sorry for her. Also, if we follow the text, it's quite clear that Dade has never been comfortable with the way his father expects...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 3:47 pm UTC

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There are three main characters in Star Food. First, there is Dade. He is the protagonist of the story. I will speak on him more later. Second, there is Dade's father. He is a practical man. He...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2015 4:37 pm UTC

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Dade is facing the same questions we all face at some point in our life; "who am I" and "what will I be when I grow up?" His father owns a grocery store and instills in Dade the importance of...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019 10:21 pm UTC

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This is a mystery. Here is my opinion. During the whole story, Dade is going back and forth between his father and mother. His father is a practical man, who is responsible. He cares for his...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015 11:01 pm UTC

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In Ethan Canin’s story, Dade had numerous reasons for deciding not to detain the woman, despite his certainty that she has been stealing. The boy is ambivalent about working in his father’s store,...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2019 9:08 pm UTC

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This is a good question. There is shock and surprise in the story. Surprise appears in two points in particular. First, it is surprising that the story ends in the same way it began. Nothing...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2015 8:40 pm UTC

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Ethan Canin’s story “Star Food” centers on Dade, a teenage boy who works with his parents in the grocery store they own. The important things to learn about the main characters are their notable...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2021 9:29 pm UTC

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Most of the events in “Star Food” by Ethan Canin seem pretty small in the grand scope of things, but a few stand out to Dade in a rather major way, and these become the story's big events. Let's...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2021 12:44 am UTC

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When you are asked to provide "thought-provoking questions" for an assignment, the most important thing is for those questions to come from you. I would suggest rereading the story carefully and...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2011 8:05 am UTC

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The synopsis should give the setting, characters, plot, and theme. The story's setting is a small family-owned grocery store called Star Foods. The main character is Dade, who is trying to find...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2012 12:38 am UTC

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Let's brainstorm some important characteristics about each of the characters in Ethan Canin's story “Star Food.” We'll start with the main character, Dade, who is about eighteen at the time the...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2021 1:06 am UTC

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There is no one way Dade, the main character and narrator of the short story, shocks the reader. Moreover, some would say that Dade does not shock the reader at all, as the story pretty much ends...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013 4:39 am UTC

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