Trinity Book Summary and Study Guide

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Trinity tells the story of two young friends from the north of Ireland. It follows them as they mature and discover their Irish identity and their second class status in the area that they from. Over time, they become dedicated to breaking the political link between Ireland and Britain and join the revolutionary group, the Irish Republican Brotherhood. One, Seamus, excels in the area of writing and the spoken word, while the other, Conor, has the attributes of a great military leader. The scene is set to discover how they can use their strengths to free the land of their birth and their people from the discrimination that they face.
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The center of the novel is concerned mainly with how the grown up Conor and Seamus define themselves through sport,language,literature and the use of violence. Eventually, they realize that there is only solution to the problems they face.
Best part of story, including ending: Trinity recreates a certain period with incredible detail and realism, and also never gets bogged down in slow passages. There is something for everyone.

Best scene in story: The climatic battle where both main character show how much they are
willing to sacrifice in order to free their country.

Opinion about the main character: The lead character, Conor, was not shown to be overly saintly, rather a
realistic flawed individual, who nevertheless did what he thought was right.

The review of this Book prepared by Damien Peters a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   An Irish thing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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