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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Finished
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Presented by: Tyler Harris to E.C. Martinez
9th Honors English 6th period 5/13/13 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Challenging Vocabulary
2. Typhoid (Albom, 61): infectious disease of digestive system: a serious and sometimes fatal bacterial infection of the digestive system, caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with the bacillus Salmonella
3. Shingles (Albom, 3) An acute viral infection characterized by inflammation of the sensory ganglia of certain spinal or cranial nerves and the eruption of vesicles along the affected nerve path. It usually strikes only one side of the body and is often accompanied by severe neuralgia
4. Solace (Albom, 35): Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation.
5. Siver Nitrate (Albom, 41): A poisonous colorless crystalline compound, AgNO3, that becomes grayish black when exposed to light in the presence of organic matter and is used in manufacturing photographic film, silvering mirrors, dyeing hair, plating silver, and in medicine as a cautery and antiseptic. Challenging Vocabulary 2.0 6. Firmament (Albom, 98): The vault or expanse of the heavens; the sky.
7. Sheen (Albom, 99): Glistening brightness; luster
8. Rapped (Albom, 100): To hit sharply and swiftly; strike
9. Strapping (Albom, 108): Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust
10. Beseeched (Albom, 109): To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore Book Review The Five People You Meet in Heaven by MitchAlbom is an outstanding novel with unexpected turns on every page. This book catalogues the journey of an old man through his life and into the afterlife.
This book portrays Eddie as he lives out the remainder of what one might call a mundane existance, working at the Ruby Pier Amusement Park. His life is turned upside down when a ride malfunctions and goes horribly wrong, placing the life of a little girl in jeopardy. The girl is on the ground, underneath a cart that is on the verge of plumetting to Earth. This is where Eddie comes in. He's the war veteran with the bum leg who ran in and tried to save the girl. The next thing he sees, is a flash; he is dead. Eddie is goes to heaven, and meets five people before his journey reaches its final destination. He meets those five people and learns lessons from each of them. He is also gifted with knowing how they played a part in his life and/or how he played a part in theirs.
The main character, and the protagonist, is an 83 year old maintenance worker at an amusement park. On his 83 birthday, tragedy strikes at the amusement park and he dies trying to save a little girl. Throughout the rest of the book, Eddie's life is explained. The parts the he played, and the parts other people played in his life are also explained. All of the hardships and experiences in his life teach him that everything and everyone is connected in some way. Eddie teaches the reader that though someone may seem small and unimportant, they may play a large role in your life.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a riveting read that will leave you looking at your own existance and wondering who you've touched and how. It may even change the way you approach the people and situations in your life. Setting The setting of the book takes place in two main places, Ruby Pier and Heaven. Eddie is the maintenace man at Ruby Pier and has worked there almost all of his life. One day a ride went wrong and his life ended. At this point, Eddie meets his "five people" in heaven, before reaching the end of his long-awaited journey. Symbols The main symbol in the story is a key that a drunk teenager lost while on a ride at Ruby Pier - the same ride that would change the course of Eddie's life. The Key flew out of his jacket pocket and got caught in the pulley system. Over time the wire and pulley got worn down until the ride malfunctioned. The key symbolizes that, although something may seem small, it can change a life forever. Famous Quotes "This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for." (Albom, 35)
"Fairness," he said, "does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young." (Albom, 48)
"Strangers," the Blue Man said, "are just family you have yet come to know." (Albom, 49) The Five People You Meet in Heaven Theme Song Art Pertaining to the Novel Sonnet The Five People you Meet In Heaven is tremendous
This novel is a great read for any age
The first time you read this book you will find it stupendous
This novel has twists and turns at every page.
Eddie, the main character, was a bitter old man
His life held no meaning, no purpose, no point
He didn't know he was part of a much greater plan
The outcome of which, would not disappoint
His life was turned upside down one day
A roller coaster ride went horribly wrong
He was in his chair, heard screams, and did not stay
The day of his 83rd birthday was his last song
He gave his life for a girl, that was his last show
Did he save he girl, reading the novel is the only way you will know Protagonist The main character, the protagonist, Eddie is an 83 year old maintence man at the Ruby Pier Amusement Park. "Eddie was a squat, white haired old man, with a short neck, barrel chest, thick forearms, and a faded tattoo on his right shoulder." (Albom, 2) He fought in Vietnam and was wounded in combat. He was shot in the knee, and it was never the same afer that. From then on, he worked at Ruby Pier, until an accident ended his 83 years on Earth. He is a regretful old man because he had hopes and dreams, but with his leg injury they were crushed. Eddie had always hoped to get a different job than his dad, working at Ruby Pier his whole life, but his injury put that dream to rest. Antagonist Throughout the book there is no antagonist. Eddie is the main character, there is no one that opposses him, not even himself. Motion Picture Excerpt Bibliography www.google.com
www.flickr.com Tone There are two main tones in the novel, regretful and happy. The regretful tone is prevalent in the beginning of the novel and the happy tone is more prominent in the end of the book. The tone of regret is because of Eddie's leg. He was fighting in Vietnamn and got shot, ironically, by his captain. The captain made a promise not to leave anyone behind, and the only way to keep that promise was to shoot Eddie. Eddie let the injury ruin his life. He had hopes and dreams. . . he wanted to go places. . . be someone. . . make a difference. He felt like he never did those things, so he lives under an umbrella of regret. The happy tone is expressed when he meets the love of his life, Marguerite. Ever since she passed away his life had been bland; he lacked focus and purpose. But when he meets Marguerite in heaven, the tone takes a dramatic change. The tone goes from regret to happy. He is finally with the love of his life and he wishes that she will never go away. Theme As you can see in the movie excerpt the main theme is, "in life there are no random acts, we are all connected." In the novel Eddie meets five people in heaven and he is enlightened about the role he played in the lives of others, or vise versa. Each person demonstrates how connected we are, whether we recognize it at the time or not. "The last hours of Eddie's life was spent, like most the others, at Ruby Pier. . ." (Albom, 1) "'Where do yo think?" the blue man asked. "Heaven." (Albom, 34) Eddie Happy Tone Theme Art Pertaining to the Novel Art Pertaining to the Novel That's All Folks Heaven by Warrant jimwarrenstudio.wordpress.com www.flickr.com nstarzone.com www.flickr.com www.myworld-nanamipis.blogspot.com 1. Bandoliers (Albom, 62): A belt fitted with small pockets or loops for carrying cartridges and worn across the chest by soldiers.