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Snow Falling on Cedars

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Kevin O'Keefe

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Snow Falling on Cedars

By David Guterson Snow Falling on
Cedars Characters Theme There is a cynical nature of prejudice
Cultural differences have the power to define lives
There is always goodness in humanity even in the darkest hour Secondary Reviews/
Criticism Setting San Piedro Island
Strawberry Fields
The Cedar Tree Ishmael Chambers
Hatsue Miyamoto
Kabuo Miyamoto
Carl Heine
Nels Gudmundsson
Arthur Chambers
Art Moran
Judge Fielding
Etta Heine
Ole Jurgensen
Alexander Van Ness Themes Conclusion Guterson's father was a criminal defense lawyer
He used life in Washington and his upbringing as inspiration for the setting of the book (Puget Sound)
He was a teacher that accompanied students on a class trip to see an exhibit about Japanese internment camps Author Background (David Guterson) The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind: Stories (1989)
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense (1992)
Snow Falling on Cedars (1994)
The Drowned Son (1996)
East of the Mountains (1998)
Our Lady of the Forest (2003)
The Other (2008)
Ed King (2011) Guterson's Other Novels Author Background
Continued Style Analysis To Kill A Mockingbird-similarity to Atticus Finch
Moby Dick- compare/contrast to Herman Melville's Ishmael Simple sentences with deeper meanings
Relatable writing to human nature
Flashbacks reveal deeper understandings of characters We highly recommend this novel
We found it to be very intriguing and inspiring
It is definitely relatable and we find that any type of reader could enjoy it
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