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They Cage the Animals at Night

What happens at the end of They Cage the Animals at Night?

The story ends with Jennings reuniting with his father, Sal. The events that lead to this reunion are as follows: At the juvenile home in Yonkers, Jennings suffers terrible abuse at the hands of...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2017 3:15 pm UTC

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Who are the main characters in "They Cage the Animals at Night"?

The real main character in this autobiography is the author: Jennings Michael Burch. This is of course his story, told from his perspective (first-person narrative). There are many minor characters...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2008 5:25 am UTC

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What is meant by the title of Jennings Michael Burch's autobiography "They Cage the Animals at Night?"

Jennings Michael Burch’s 1984 semi-autobiographical book “They Cage the Animals at Night” is a retelling of the author’s childhood experiences in being repeatedly housed in and transferred among...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2013 3:07 am UTC

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What do you see as the theme in They Cage the Animals at Night?

Numerous themes are developed in the book in regard to society, family structure, human nature, and the treatment of powerless children by adults, but the primary theme is one of courage in...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2009 8:49 am UTC

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Which numbers are assigned to Jennings during his stay at the foster homes in the book They Cage the Animals at Night?

The answer to your question is fairly simple: 12, 17, and 27. These numbers, however, require a bit of explanation. Jennings is placed in quite a few different group homes and foster homes. Many...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2016 9:38 am UTC

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How did Jennings overcome his struggles? What inspires Jennings?

Jennings overcomes his struggles through sheer will and inspiration from an unlikely source: a stuffed dog named Doggie. The stuffed animal doesn't originally belong to Jennings. Instead, it was...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2018 3:58 pm UTC

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They Cage the Animals at Night

How do I find chapter summaries for the book ---they cage the animals at night

Your best first option is to always search the enotes reference section for the title on which you need information. The reference tab is located on the top right-hand side of the enotes page. I...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2010 3:12 am UTC

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What crisis did Mark face? How did Jennings help?

Mark is one of the first people that Jennings meets at the foster home. When Mark is being bullied, Jennings stands up for him and helps to find a more permanent solution than simply ignoring the...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2019 2:39 pm UTC

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Why does Jennings say he liked having a black eye?

At the orphanage, Butch, the resident bully, is shooting his big mouth off again. He's taunting Mark over his stuffed toy, making him feel like a big baby. Jennings desperately wants to punch Butch...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2018 4:40 pm UTC

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Why is Jennings drawn to Sal in They Cage the Animals at Night?

Primarily, what draws Jennings to Sal is that he's like the father he never had. Growing up without a father figure has had a serous impact on Jennings' life, so much so that he hasn't been able to...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 4:51 am UTC

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Emotional Survival The most outstanding theme in this true story was Jennings' emotional survival and the fact that...

This little boy who would not be spiritually destroyed despite horrendous circumstances and experiences reminds me of Anne Frank and of Dave Pelzer in A Child Called "It". For children, who are so...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2009 4:03 pm UTC

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In the end, how did Sal know where to locate Jennings?

Being a lifer himself, Sal understands that some small aspects of routine are important for a child like Jennings. Throughout the complexities of consciousness for a child like Jennings, behaviors...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

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What was the public reaction towards "They Cage the Animals at Night" and why?

This novel was written at a time when interest in child welfare and adoption agencies was at a peak. Published in 1985, it appeared in stores a decade after the first federal child law went into...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2008 2:55 am UTC

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I would like to know where I can purchase  25 used  copies of this book. I originally had 30 copies, but over the...

Amazon.com is the best source I know of for used books. Try this link http://www.amazon.com/They-Cage-Animals-Night-Signet/dp/0451159411. I can see why your "non-readers" would be drawn to this...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2009 12:27 pm UTC

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