All the Light We Cannot See | Study Guide

Anthony Doerr

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The Professor, Part 1 pen your eyes … and see what you can with them before they close forever. Sources: American Library Association, New York Times,, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (2nd ed.) edited by Lex Williford and Michael Martone, Sentinel-Tribune Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Remembrance Remembering preserves the past and links it to the present. Communication Communication, such as that done by radio, enables connections. F N Zum Sender Fernhörer Feineinstellung Lautstarkeregl. Entrapment Entrapment comes in many forms—physical, spiritual, or emotional. Themes Marie-Laure LeBlanc Resourceful, blind French girl with inner light; learns to find her own way through her father’s guidance; joins the French resistance movement in WWII Werner Pfennig Intelligent, mechanically minded German orphan boy; dreams of being a scientist and joins the German army; saves himself by saving Marie-Laure Daniel LeBlanc Locksmith and loving father to Marie-Laure; hides Sea of Flames from Nazis and entrusts it to Marie-Laure when he is imprisoned Main Characters Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Doerr has spent much time abroad and uses settings in other countries in his short stories and novels. His best-selling novel, All the Light We Cannot See, received critical acclaim and won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ANTHONY DOERRBORN 1973 Author A precious, sought-after jewel symbolizes the curse of greed. Sea of Flames The museum’s mollusks symbolize Marie-Laure’s tenacity and endurance. Mollusks In peace or war, a radio indicates the importance of communication and connection. Radio Secrets are buried in puzzles while the battle of good versus evil rages across Europe during World War II. When blind Marie-Laure and radio mechanic Werner finally cross paths, empathy transcends enemy lines. Seeing Is Not Always Believing SYMBOLS English Original Language 2014 Year Published Anthony Doerr Author All the Light We Cannot See Historical Fiction Novel

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