The Man Who Died Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lawrence wrote this odd little novel late in his life. It concerns the activities of Jesus after he returns from the dead. His spiritual mission over, he is now free to live his life as an ordinary man. He travels south to Egypt, meets a priestess from the temple of Isis, and links his life to hers. The book was originally titled "The Escaped Cock" -- a reference to a tethered rooster in the yard where Jesus recovers from death. The man identifies with the bird as it struggles and finally breaks free and flies over the wall.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   religious issues Life of a profession:    -   religious figure Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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