Bisheit Summer Reading Guiding Questions

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which even in the modern day, is outlandish to say the least. Therefore, we are inclined to believe that a Cornell vet, a prostitute, a midget clown, and an old, paralyzed man are a credible mix of people to base a novel around. 8. At several points in the story, Sara Gruen leaves a reader in suspense, but what she does more often that is end a chapter in a thrill. For example, she ends one novel hinting that a circus horse that had been put down was fed to lions, a shocking situation if the further details were delved into. But as for suspense, she usually leaves a chapter with a romantic
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scenario between Marlena and Jacob, which begs the question of whether or not Jacob and Marlena will ever be. 9. Most novels I read tend to have a block of droning text that just hypnotize a reader and which I daydream into while reading. However, this novel keeps me enticed, as no story is too long, and no recollection is ever too tedious. When Jacob recalls his circus experience, he mostly uses small, short stories, each about a different situation, that serve to keep the story changing and never too lackluster. Simultaneously, she also manages to incorporate character development and emphasize the relationships between some of the characters. 10. The dialogue in the book is realistic, because the vernacular used in the novel doesn’t stray too far from the dialect used today, complete with foul language and its own 19030’s twist. The dialogue was actually praise worthy, and if one thinks about it, Sara Gruen’s use of dialogue was impressive, as it really contributed to make the story more understandable as well as progressive, all while adding an undertone of humor.
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  • Fall '09
  • Bisheit
  • Grammatical person, First-person narrative, Jacob Jankowski, Sara Gruen

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