Chariots of Fire Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the biography of Eric Liddel, olympic gold medalist. Eric desires to be a missionary to China, but he knows he is a good runner and wants to go to the olympics. He struggles with deciding which is more important to him. The book centers around his olympic experiences, and his relations with the people he meets there. A big scandal erupts when Eric refuses to run on Sunday, until another athlete agrees to trade places with him. The book also tells a little about his later missionary life in China.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   athlete/coach Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Sports story?    -   running Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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