Orpheus Emerged Book Summary and Study Guide

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Orpheus Emerged is the story of a group of bohemians dealing with conflicts and friendships while studying at a university in New York City. The main connection between all members of the group is Paul. Paul is a young writer who is trying to discover his voice in the literary world. The major climax in the book is when the whole group gathers together for a party. During the party, tensions rise and secrets are announced. The whole purpose of the book is to show these young minds at work exploring intellect and madness.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Other aspects:    -   Hippies! Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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