Study Guide to Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Study Guide to Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for E. L. Doctorow's Ragtime, published the year the Vietnam War came to a close in 1975.

As a work of historical fiction, Ragtime uses a turn-of-the-century America as a pedestal to showcase issues such as freedom, identity, and justice. Moreover, Doctorow was one of the first to use magic realism to discuss and dissect the nature of change. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Doctorow's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645421009
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 02/10/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to E. L. Doctorow 2) Introduction 3) Themes and Techniques 4) Textual Analysis Chapters 1-5 Chapters 6-9 Chapters 10-13 Chapters 14-16 Chapters 17-22 Chapters 23-26 Chapters 27-31 Chapters 32-36 Chapters 37-40 5) Character Studies Part 1 Part 2 6) Ideas for Papers, Oral Reports, and Class Discussion 7) Bibliography

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