Walking Up a Rainbow Book Summary and Study Guide

Chapter Analysis of Walking Up a Rainbow

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Plot & Themes

Story of personal feelings?    -   search for identity The enemy is...    -   Land developers Robbery story?    -   cattle rustling Famous real-world personality in story?    -   Famous General Kind of story?    -   adventure thru wilderness Love/Sex?    -   Conflict bringing two lovers together Who is good, who is bad?    -   Whities good    -   Indians good Who is tough/wimpy, smart/dumb?    -   Men tough    -   Women tough Misc Cliche Subplots    -   Barroom brawl?    -   cattle stampede?    -   prostitutes & poker in saloon

Main Character

Gender:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Eccentric:    -   Yes    -   eccentric Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?    -   Yes


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Snakes    -   quicksand    -   Alligators/Crocs City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation Time book takes place in:    -   19th century Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

overall quality of this book?    -   8 Person    -   rotating 1st How much gore?    -   3 () How much suspense/how unpredictable?    -   5 () How much action?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Happy ending?    -   somewhat happy How much dialogue/talking among characters?    -   7 () How much non-dialogue descript of thoughts & feelings?    -   8 () How much romance?    -   5 () Is there a theme to the dialogue? (optional)    -   discussion of society/group    -   planning a course of action    -   discussing nature of environment Non-dialogue thoughts/feelings primarily about: (optional)    -   thoughts for/about others    -   thinking about plan of action Is book humorous?    -   Yes Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Minor characters feature lots of:    -   cowboys


Growing Pains    -   Yes Growing pains:    -   looking for independence    -   looking for boy/girlfriend Loss of innocence    -   Yes Loss of innocence:    -   caused by first sexual encounter    -   causing greater awareness of how world works Betrayal    -   Yes Betrayal by:    -   enemy Materialism    -   Yes Evils of materialism:    -   evils of shady deals

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