"A Painted House" Analytical Essay by savannah

"A Painted House"
A critical analysis of John Grisham's "A Painted House".
# 61648 | 2,293 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how John Grisham's "A Painted House" tells the story of a young boy faced with the realities of farming and social and economic prejudices that we are still faced with today. It looks at how the variety of characters and detailed imagery make the reader associate with Luke.

From the Paper:

"Grisham's use of imagery leads one to feel the intensity of the moment. One day Luke went out to toss some balls. Wary of the front yard where the Spruill's were, Luke went to a grassy area in the backyard where baseball could be played. He tossed pop flies as high as he could, and stopped only after he would catch ten in a row (Grisham-109). Out of nowhere, Miguel; one of the Mexicans, appeared. They started tossing the ball around and soon they were hitting the ball to each other. Before they knew it, his father, the Spruill's, and the rest of the Mexicans were out there ready to play a game of baseball- an innocent game of baseball."

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