The Goldfinch Questions and Answers

The Goldfinch

About The Goldfinch, Booklist comments, Tartt’s trenchant, defiant, engrossing, and rocketing novel conducts a grand inquiry into the mystery and sorrow of survival, beauty and obsession, and the...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2014, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch is a tale of loss, survival, and the twists of fate. Thirteen-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker sets out one fateful day with his mother to meet with school officials after having been...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2014, 1:09 am (UTC)

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The Goldfinch

In The Goldfinch, the characters are chained just like the bird in the painting. Sometimes these chains are physical, and sometimes they are emotional. Theo is deeply affected by the trauma he...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019, 12:36 am (UTC)

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The Goldfinch

This quote is from Theo's perspective in The Goldfinch. Theo is the protagonist of the book, and he makes this musing while he is staying temporarily with the Barbour family. At this point, Theo no...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2019, 11:32 pm (UTC)

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The Goldfinch

Theo and other characters in The Goldfinch are attached to ideas and emotions in much the same say that the bird is chained. The concept of “chained” indicates an involuntary connection. Because...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019, 8:14 pm (UTC)

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