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Dead Man Walking
30th April 2017 | Author: "Reviews"

Sister Helen Prejean's novel, Dead Man Walking, is a popular book report since most people are familiar with the movie of the same title. Dead Man Walking reiterates Sister Prejean's experiences with a man on death row. Sister Prejean has dedicated her life to social justice and as a part of her mission she ends up becoming the spiritual advisor to Patrick, a man who's been convicted of the kidnap and murder of two teenagers. When she first meets Patrick, he shares memories of his childhood with her, as well as memories of his father and brother Eddie, who is also serving a life prison term for the same kidnap and murder. . . . .

 
Moby Dick
29th April 2017 | Author: "Reviews"

A summary of Herman Melville's Moby Dick for purposes of a book report would describe Ahab's epic battle against the whale Moby Dick. The narrator, Ishmael, has experience as a sailor but intends to go whaling for the first time. While staying at a whaler's inn he meets Queequeg, a harpooner from the South Pacific who is adorned with tattoos. The two men eventually become friends and begin seeking work on a whaling vessel together. In Nantucket, they end up getting a job on a boat called the Pequod. The captain of the Pequod, Ahab, has recently lost a leg in a fight against a sperm whale, presumably Moby Dick. . . . .

 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
28th April 2017 | Author: "Reviews"

A book review of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which was written anonymously, might start with the mysterious entrance of the Green Knight who pays a visit to King Arthur's court with a strange proposition. He challenges any of the court, especially Arthur, to strike him with his own axe, on the condition that the challenger accepts the same in return the following year. . . . .

 
To Kill a Mockingbird
27th April 2017 | Author: "Reviews"

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird makes for a popular book report at the high school level. A summary of To Kill a Mockingbird might start with an overall description of the story's themes of morality, social injustice, and the coexistence of good and evil. Scout Finch, the protagonist, lives with her brother, Jem, and her father, Atticus, a successful lawyer and widower. In summary, the story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Depression. Due to Atticus' role of prominence, the Finches fare better in the Depression than most people. Scout and Jem become friends with a boy named Dill who visits Maycomb over several summers. That first summer, the three become intrigued by a scary house on the street occupied by Nathan Radley and his brother, Arthur. Arthur is frequently referred to as "Boo." . . . .

 
The Red and the Black
26th April 2017 | Author: "Reviews"

A book summary on Stendhal's The Red and the Black might begin with a description of the protagonist, Julien Sorel. Sorel lives in Verrières, where he tutors the mayor's son. In summary, Sorel has aspirations to be like Napoleon, despite only being a carpenter's son. Because the church is the way to power during Sorel's time, he is studying to be a priest. Because he doesn't really take the church seriously, he begins an affair with the mayor's wife, Mme. de Rênal. The mayor's adversary, M. Valenod, finds out about the affair and spreads summaries of the information he's acquired. M. de Rênal is convinced by his wife that the rumors are untrue. Because of the scandal, the town's priest decides to send Sorel to seminary to prevent him from causing further trouble. . . . .

 
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