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The Cellist of Sarajevo

What is a quote from The Cellist of Sarajevo that advances the plot in Kenan part 1?

Kenan's struggle for survival is something distinctive in the novel's exposition. The idea that he struggles to collect water for his family and his challenging neighbor is reflective of the will...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2015 1:25 am UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

What is the main idea of Steven Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo?

There are a number of themes that can be identified in Steven Galloway's 2008 novel The Cellist of Sarajevo. The fragility of civilization, the ease with which society can be torn apart by the...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2015 2:03 am UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

How does Steven Galloway illustrate the ways in which individuals pursue or compromise their happiness in The Cellist...

In The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway tells the story of four people who serve as a microcosm of country as it faces a war. The soldiers are encamped in the hills around the city, making the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2013 4:33 am UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

How can I create a metaphor or simile from my interpretation of Arrow's character in The Cellist of Sarajevo?

Because poetry and music stir up emotional responses in the reader / listener, a comparison that uses the senses in unusual ways might be effective. The poem you are analyzing is about music but...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 4:35 pm UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

In Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo, what does Kenan learn about himself? 

In Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo, Kenan learns a great deal about himself—as does the reader—as he makes his trip some distance away to the brewery to fill bottles (his family's and his...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2016 12:40 am UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

How does the characters' attitudes affect how they move forward with their lives? Be sure to address Dragan, Arrow,...

Each of the characters in Steven Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo has a distinct personality. Their individual attitudes decide what actions each of them will take, how they respond to the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 9:07 pm UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

I need to write an essay on The Cellist of Sarajevo using the prompt: "Discuss the ideas developed by the text...

This seems like a great choice for the topic of your essay. I can think of a couple approaches that could work well here. First, you could center your three body paragraphs around three tough...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 6:25 pm UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

What representations of war are developed by Galloway in The Cellist of Sarajevo?

There's pretty much only one representation of war in this novel, and that is devastation, meaningless loss of life, terror, and heartbreak. These build into the ambiance that Steven Galloway...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2020 7:18 pm UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

In The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, how does the author show the ways in which individuals pursue or...

The Cellist of Sarajevo is set during the real-life Siege of Sarajevo which lasted from 1992 to 1996. Galloway presents the different perspectives of those most affected and how they manage under...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2013 6:02 am UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

How do Arrow's relationships in The Cellist of Sarajevo develop her character?

I would argue that it is Arrow's relationship with the cellist, a man she has never met but has been ordered to protect, that develops her character. As our story starts, Arrow is a young...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2020 8:46 pm UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

Hi, I need to write a creative prose response based on The Cellist of Sarajevo. I have decided to write from the...

You have chosen an exciting character to focus your assignment on. Arrow is a young sniper with a conscience. She initially had strong objections to killing people and had to be convinced that by...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020 4:19 pm UTC

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

Describe what is happening during the siege of Sarajevo in The Cellist of Sarajevo.

During the Bosnian War, the capital city of Bosnia, Sarajevo, was besieged by Bosnian Serb forces. They bombarded the city with mortars as well as picking off civilians with sniper fire. The...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2020 12:05 pm UTC

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