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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Readers are told about the Bill of Life prior to the first chapter of the book. We are given information that tells us that the United States was suffering through a long and bloody civil war that...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2020, 8:58 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A five-paragraph essay is a fairly standard writing assignment for school, but based on the wording of the question, I don't believe that the prompt is looking for a five-paragraph book summary....

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019, 3:40 am (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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I would say that Connor, Lev, and Risa are all dynamic characters, while Roland is a static character. That guy stays a bully the entire novel. If you have to pick just one character though, Lev...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2016, 2:57 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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There are several questions being asked here. Roland is unwound in chapter 61. Chapter 60 simply tells readers that no one knows how an unwinding happens except for the highly trained medical staff...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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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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I believe that this question is asking about information that can be found in chapter 23. The chapter begins with Connor admitting that Risa has been right about a lot of things. One thing that...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019, 12:14 am (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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"Storking" is a term and a process that appears in Shusterman's book Unwind. It describes the process of leaving your own child on the doorstep of another person's home. This sounds horrible, but...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019, 12:48 am (UTC)

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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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This question could refer to a few different places in the novel, so without a more specific location, I will try and cover a couple of the reasons why Lev agrees with plans made by Connor and...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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In chapter 21, CyFi explains some of his backstory to Lev. He brags that he used to have an IQ of 155, but he isn't quite as intelligent anymore. CyFi had been riding his bike when some "damfoo' in...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2021, 7:19 pm (UTC)

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