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  • Ellen's Strength
    804 words
    Ellen Foster, the character in Kaye Gibbons' novel Ellen Foster, is a young girl that is struggling to survive and find her way in the world. Ellen is deprived of a normal childhood. Her life as a child is extremely hard, physically and emotionally. She never had a mother or father to take care of her throughout her youth. Ellen is able to accept her difficult childhood as normal by blocking out her problems since she is not accustomed to anything else. Any normal child would suffer mentally, bu...
  • Ellen's Life
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    Ellen Foster is the compelling story of a young girl who is thrust into reality at avery early age. Written by Kaye Gibbons, the novel is a documentary of the saga of growing up. It is a recurring theme, growing up, depicted through many events over the course of this girl's childhood. This growing up theme is evident through the experiences she has, as well as the many hardships she faces. Ellen's awkward situation of two dead parents forces her to lose her innocence ata young age, and mature m...
  • Development Of Holden Caulfield And Ellen Foster
    801 words
    Ellen Foster and The Catcher In The Rye Ellen Foster by Kayne Gibbons and The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger have some elements that are similar. These elements are used to express the development of Holden and Ellen throughout each novel. One of these elements is characterization. According to Dictionary. com, characterization is the description of qualities or peculiarities. Characterization is mostly used in three ways in each novel; Style of Clothes, Style of Speech, and the Search for ...
  • Ellen And Kaye Gibbons
    777 words
    At the age of ten, most children are dependent on their parents for everything in their lives needing a great deal of attention and care. However, Ellen, the main character and protagonist of the novel Ellen Foster, exemplifies a substantial amount of independence and mature, rational thought as a ten-year-old girl. The recent death of her mother sends her on a quest for the ideal family, or anywhere her father, who had shown apathy to both she and her fragile mother, was not. Kaye Gibbons' use ...
  • Child And Ellen
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    Kaye Gibbons was born in Nash County, North Carolina in the year 1960. I have decided to concentrate on her first novel titled Ellen Foster published in 1987. I plan to talk about her use of first person narration, the story structure, and character development, along with the idea of family, friendship, and a child's search for love. From the opening lines of Ellen Foster you are introduced to the voice of Ellen, the young girl to which this story is told by. She takes you through many years of...

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