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Moby Dick
21st January 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
20th January 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
19th January 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
18th January 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. . . . .

The Kitchen God's Wife
17th January 2017 | Author: "Reviews"

A book report on Amy Tan's The Kitchen God's Wife might describe the book as delving into the tensions of a Chinese-born mother and her Chinese-American daughter. A summary of the book would name the protagonist as Pearl Louie Brandt, the daughter of a Chinese-born mother and a Chinese-American father. The family lives in San Jose, California. Pearl marries an American man, Phil, and feels more American than Chinese. Pearl's mother obliges her daughter to take part in several family events, neither of which Pearl wants to attend, but her guilt precludes her from denying her mother's request. Her upcoming weekend will be taken by an engagement party of a cousin on Saturday, and the funeral of an Aunt on Sunday. Pearl heads to San Francisco for these two family events, along with her husband and two daughters. . . . .

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