By Andrew Vachss
The idyllic facade of a small coastal vacationer magnet hides its secrets and techniques good. but if the shining big name pitcher of the girls' softball group weapons down the most well-liked boy in class, the shockwaves reverberate some distance past the school's partitions. within the wake of the killing, of the town's more moderen citizens flip over deeply embedded rocks, exposing a way of life of just about unbelievable horror lurking beneath.
Formerly a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières, Dolly has develop into a defender and confidante to dozens of neighborhood teenage women, and he or she refuses to simply accept that MaryLou ("Mighty Mary") McCoy's gunning down Cameron Taft in a highschool hallway is a regular college capturing. even if MaryLou's guilt isn't in doubt--it's even captured at the school's safety camera--the lady insists on a tribulation . . . yet inexplicably refuses to cooperate along with her personal security. Enlisting her troupe of children and the neighborhood contacts she has cemented, Dolly calls on all of her assets to get to the reality . . . and to no matter what mystery MaryLou is guarding.
When Dolly's husband, Dell, sees his cherished spouse start her quest, he instantly symptoms on. A former mercenary and ex-Legionnaire, Dell treats this "job" as he could any other--with no limitations. His complete arsenal is positioned into play: guile, extortion, monitoring units, shadow networks, and, eventually, an act of terrorism that blows the canopy off the soul-killing ceremony of passage demanded of the town's so much susceptible ladies. Dell's discovery of MaryLou's actual intent and the community's surprising failure to guard its young ones culminates in a choice to place town itself on trial. The explosive verdict blows away the facade . . . and forces the village to face in judgment of itself. The aftershocks continue coming till the basis itself fractures, leaving cracks too deep to patch ever back.
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After two years in the Army, he launched on a literary career at the age of 25, and his first novel, Poor Folk, became an immediate success, highly acclaimed by the critics. This novel showed Dostoievsky's first emphasis on the psychological analysis of inner feelings of the soul and the workings of the intricate mind. He penetrated deeply into every aspect. After this work the only important thing he wrote for many years was The Double, which treats a split personality and therefore suggests the conception of the character of Raskolnikov.
D. Department of English University of Nebraska ISBN 0-8220-0328-7 © Copyright 1963 by Cliffs Notes, Inc. A. , and may not be used in whole or in part without written permission. Cliffs Notes, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska Page 3 Contents Life and Background of the Author 5 Cast of Characters 7 A Brief Synopsis 10 Structure 11 Summaries and Critical Commentaries Part One 14 Part Two 24 Part Three 33 Part Four 42 Part Five 49 Part Six 56 Epilogue 65 The "Extraordinary Man" Theories 66 Character Review 70 Motifs 74 Study Questions 81 Suggested Theme Topics 82 Page 5 Life and Background of the Author Dostoievsky was born of lower middle class parents in 1821 and lived until 1881.
Since the novel ends with a confession by Raskolnikov, this first thought is of extreme importance. Until the actual confession in the end, this same thought of confession serves as a recurring motif and motivates most of Raskolnikov's actions. C. Note the two crosses, one wooden and one copper, which show up in Sonia's possession later, and which she will pass on to him as he accepts his guilt. Also note the elaborate cleansing ritual that Raskolnikov undergoes before leaving the flat. This finicky concern for touching the blood of the murdered woman contrasts well with the cold deliberation of the murder.