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What is a theme or lesson from the book Unwind?

One of the most valuable lessons to be learned from reading the book is that people should be valued for themselves, not for what they can do for other people. In other words, human beings should...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020 8:19 am UTC

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What are some different types of conflicts in the novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman? 

In the novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman, it is society's struggle against itself which leads to the Heartland War, a civil war between pro-life and pro-choice activists. To end the war, a disastrous...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2018 5:50 pm UTC

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What time and place is Unwind by Neal Shusterman set in? How does the setting contribute to the story?

The place setting of the story is the United States. The novel moves all across the United States as the author explores individual plot lines for the various characters. For example, the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2016 12:39 pm UTC

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How did Lev change from the beginning of Unwind to the end?

Lev begins the book as an obedient and docile boy but grows to better understand his own value as he learns to fight for what's right and go against the established rules of society. Lev is a...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 5:08 am UTC

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Who is Lev in Unwind?

Lev Tash’ne, known as Lev Calder, is one of the three protagonists in the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman. At thirteen, he is the youngest among the three “unwinds,” with fifteen-year-old Risa and...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 3:37 pm UTC

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What are some real-world conflicts in the book Unwind.

I would say that one of the main real-world conflicts that Unwind wrestles with is the issue of abortion. Before chapter 1 even begins, readers are told that a second civil war has occurred. On...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2017 2:39 pm UTC

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What is the most important scene or setting in the book Unwind?

This is a tough question. First, it is asking about two very different things. A setting will be where something is taking place, and a scene is likely a particular plot event. Second, the...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2016 10:01 pm UTC

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What is the main conflict in Unwind by Neal Shusterman?

I suppose that different readers might choose slightly different "main" conflicts in the story. I'll highlight a few of the major conflicts that are present in Unwind. For me, the most central...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2017 11:04 pm UTC

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What happened to Cyfi in the book Unwind?

Cyfi is a fairly minor character in the book Unwind, but he is significant when he shows the reader the dangers of unwinding and body part transfers. Cyfi's real name is Cyrus Finch, and the...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2015 1:15 pm UTC

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How does Roland die in Unwind by Neal Shusterman?

Roland only dies if you believe unwinding actually results in death. The "Bill of Life" that appears in the very beginning of the book states the following about unwinding: However, between the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2016 5:56 pm UTC

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Why is Unwind a dystopia?

The novel Unwind depicts a dystopia, which is a kind of society. The term “dystopia” is derived from “utopia,” a term coined in the sixteenth century to describe an ideal society. A dystopia is the...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019 4:57 am UTC

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Why is the book Unwind a dystopian environment?  

A dystopia is an imagined future or fictional world where conditions of human life have become degraded as a result of technology and/or government policy. Dystopias often draw upon details of...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 12:42 am UTC

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In Unwind by Neal Shusterman, can any of the characters be considered heroes? Who? Why and why not?

This question is up to individual reader opinion. I believe that it could be argued that the characters are not heroes. One of Connor's major motivations is self-preservation. He doesn't want to be...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018 2:37 pm UTC

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In chapter 33, what does Risa say the Admiral has done for her?

The answer to this question can be found in the final sentences of chapter 33. The Admiral was an odd bird, but he'd done something no one else had been able to do for her since she'd left StaHo....

Latest answer posted July 27, 2018 2:03 pm UTC

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What is the main problem in Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and how is Connor affected by it?  

One of the biggest problems that Connor must face is maintaining courage in the face of oppression. By standing up to a repressive regime, the kids of the anti-government resistance are showing...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 6:47 am UTC

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In the book Unwind, what are some quotes that show how the characters changed from the beginning of the story to the...

Because Connor is usually the character discussed when readers speak about change (because he is the main character and changes from bitter to hopeful), I would like to examine two different...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 12:39 pm UTC

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What is an example of the conflict "Man versus Nature" in the novel Unwind?

The main man vs. nature conflict in the story has to do with how our bodies betray us. The premise of the book is that children can be “unwound” for body parts. An example of the man vs. nature...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2012 5:57 pm UTC

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What are two quotes that Risa says in Unwind?

Based on the wording of the question, it appears that the question is asking for something that Risa says instead of any quote about Risa. The book Unwind is interesting in its chapter...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2018 2:42 pm UTC

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How does Connor discover that he's going to be unwound?

You can find the answer to this question in chapter one. This chapter introduces readers to Connor. When the chapter begins, Connor is out with his girlfriend, Ariana. She and Connor are talking...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2016 2:38 pm UTC

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Why is Connor being unwound?

Readers are never told exactly why Connor is being unwound, but chapter 1 does indicate that Connor is a bit of a troublemaker. His grades aren't fantastic. In fact, the best grade he's ever gotten...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019 11:39 pm UTC

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In the course of the book, Connor and Risa get separated from Lev, who travels for a time with another character. Why...

Lev’s separation from Risa and Connor is very important in terms of his character development in the novel. First, Lev turns Risa and Connor in, and then he feels guilty, so he pulls the alarm....

Latest answer posted August 7, 2015 2:53 pm UTC

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Who is Sonia in Unwind by Neal Shusterman?

Sonia is a vital but briefly involved character in the novel Unwind. When the Unwinds, people who have been labelled to be retroactively aborted after living through their teenage years, are trying...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019 12:27 am UTC

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Why is Risa going to be unwound?

Readers can find the answer to this question in the book's first section about Risa. Risa is a "ward of the state," and she lives in an orphanage called a "StaHo." She has lived in this kind of...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2017 2:56 pm UTC

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Explain the background of how the society in Unwind developed. 

The society in Unwind has developed as a very backdoor solution to a current issue. Similar to the idea set forth in "A Modest Proposal," the novel takes a social and political debate to a...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019 9:19 pm UTC

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Why does Connor rescue lev

In chapter 4, Connor says that he decided in "a split-second decision" to rescue Lev because he felt that he needed to "balance" the harm he had already done with "something decent." Connor says...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019 9:49 pm UTC

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In the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Which of the three main characters’ traits allows them to succeed? Explain...

The main characters in Unwind are Risa, Connor and Lev. Each character has specific traits that allow him or her to succeed. For example, Risa is intelligent and analytical. When others,...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2015 1:27 am UTC

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What companies or products are named in Unwind?

Neal Shusterman's Unwind is set in a dystopic future version of the United States in which pre-birth abortion is illegal and has been replaced with unwinding, a process by which body parts can be...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2018 3:25 pm UTC

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What are 3 physical characteristics of Connor with page references? 

The first chapter is a good place to look for some physical descriptions of Connor. My text might have slightly different page numbers, so I'll try to give a bit more information. The second...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2017 11:24 pm UTC

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In the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman, how has Connor changed since the beginning of the book? Why has he changed...

Unwind is a young adult dystopian novel written by Neal Shusterman. After the Second Civil War, fought by the pro-life movement, the pro-choice movement, and the government, ensuing legislation...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020 9:56 pm UTC

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Why would you not have Connor (from Neal Shusterman's Unwind) unwound?

I would not have Connor unwound because it is murder. The society Connor lives in thinks that an unwound child is still alive, but the child is alive in various pieces. That thought has become...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016 9:29 pm UTC

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In Unwind, what is the significance of Risa's piano and the bracelet that Lev stole?

The piano is significant to Risa because it is symbolic of who she is. She is a musician. Music, especially piano music, is Risa's way to stay safely at the StaHo. She knows that she must excel...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2016 1:29 pm UTC

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How does Connor think/feel about things external to him?    

Good question. Connor is a complex kid, so your question isn't so straightforward. To know how Connor feels about something, it would help to know which part of the story you might be asking...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2016 9:46 pm UTC

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What are some discussion questions for the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman?  

Unwind is a science fiction novel set in the United States in the future. The issue of abortion has been debated hotly, leading up to a civil war which results in legislation that prohibits...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2018 2:43 pm UTC

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What hurts Risa most of all about being unwound?

The answer to this question can be found near the end of chapter 2. This is the first chapter that is about Risa in the book. Mr. Durkin does not come. This hurts Risa most of all. Mr. Durkin is...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2019 12:35 am UTC

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In Neal Shusterman's Unwind, what are five reasons Connor should not be unwound?

Neal Shusterman's Unwind imagines a world in which a war has been fought over abortion (the Second Civil War), after which pre-birth abortion becomes illegal. Instead, families are required to...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2018 3:02 pm UTC

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What are some jobs for an unwind?

I believe that you are asking about section 5, which begins with chapter 32. Connor and Risa have made their way to the Graveyard. It is in the Arizona desert, and it is a graveyard for old...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016 1:57 pm UTC

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How is Connor the main protagonist of Unwind?

This is a good question because it could be argued that multiple characters share the mantle of being this story's protagonist; however, Connor's role in the story edges him out over Risa and Lev....

Latest answer posted February 21, 2018 12:29 am UTC

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What are some of the inner conflicts the characters experience in Unwind?

Unwind is flush with external conflicts; however, it is the story's internal conflicts that really resonate with readers. Each main character does struggle with individual internal conflicts...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 2:05 pm UTC

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Why does Lev struggle with Connor after Connor pulls him from the backseat of Pastor Dan's car?

The sequence that you are asking about occurs fairly early in the novel Unwind. Lev is being taken by his parents and Pastor Dan to be unwound. Lev is completely complacent and willing in this...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2016 2:27 pm UTC

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What is the significance of Risa in Unwind by Neal Shusterman?

Risa is one of the three main protagonists of Unwind. The other two are Connor and Lev. Risa is significant to the story because she gets just about a third of the book told about her. She's...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2016 7:36 pm UTC

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Does Lev become a monster or a hero?

This is an opinion based question, and different readers are going to defend it differently. Yes, Lev is a monster. He's been fooled into thinking that being a tithe makes him special, but after...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2018 1:01 pm UTC

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Which passage, or passages, from Unwind by Neil Shusterman, best defines the book as a whole?

In Unwind by Neil Shusterman, the Heartland War is a civil war which has taken place in a future, dystopian America and which has resulted in serious compromises culminating in the Bill of Life....

Latest answer posted September 10, 2014 7:47 am UTC

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I need a summary of Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman creates a dystopian future in which abortion has become illegal, but as a result of the controversies concerning abortion in the United States a bizarrely improbable set...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 3:07 am UTC

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What are Hayden's inner desires in Neal Shusterman's Unwind?

Connor and Risa meet Hayden in chapter nineteen. Connor and Risa are on the run. Fortunately, the two of them have stumbled upon a smuggling operation for children people wanted to unwind. It is...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2016 5:06 pm UTC

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Why was Connor Lassiter going to be unwound?

The best place to look for this answer is in chapter 1 of the book. Connor is a troublemaker, and his parents have had enough of it. In paragraph 7 of the opening chapter, Connor admits that he has...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 10:49 pm UTC

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In the book Unwind, why is Connor an important character?

Connor is an important character, because he is one of the three main protagonists. The other two main protagonists are Lev and Risa. Most of the chapters in the book are focused on one of those...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

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In Unwind, why doesn't Connor like the Admiral?

Connor doesn't like the Admiral because Connor, in general, has problems with authority figures. Connor is a rebellious teenager. That is why his parents are having him unwound. They simply...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 3:42 pm UTC

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What happens up to the very middle of the book Unwind?

During the first three chapters of the book, the reader is introduced to the three main characters. Chapter one focuses on Connor. Connor is hanging out with his girlfriend and trying to convince...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2016 2:54 pm UTC

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Describe how Risa and Connor's relationship changes at the Graveyard.

Chapter 36 is a chapter that shows readers just how much Connor and Risa feel for each other. Prior to being at the Graveyard, Connor and Risa supported each other, but a huge reason for that was...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 3:45 pm UTC

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In chapter 24 of Unwind, the incident with Roland is quite frightening, but something bothers Risa more than that....

Chapter 24 is an incredibly disturbing chapter to read. It is the chapter that has Roland attempting to rape Risa in the bathroom. Roland has been making moves at Risa for quite some time, and a...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019 5:03 am UTC

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