|Plot Summary of A Vision of Light|
|"In fourteenth century England, Margret of Ashbury, wife of a wealthy man, decides that she wants to tell the story of her life. As she cannot read or write, Margret hires a monk, Brother Gregory to write her memoirs for her as she dictates. Gregory thinks that this is the whim of a wealthy woman, but he accepts the job because he needs the money.
Margret begins the story of her life, describing her childhood in a small village, her marriage to a violent and brutal man,and her escape from him. After battling the plague Margret meets a midwife in needs of an assistant, and she discovers that she has a remarkable power for healing.The church thinks that Margret's methods of healing, and delivering babies in particular are bad. She is tried as a witch and forbidden to practice her skill.
Eventually, Margret remarries, this time an older wealthy man, who is more a friend and father than a husband. Soon after her narrative is finished her husband dies, and his children from his first marriage invade Margret's life with a dispute about inheritence. Meanwhile, Gregory's wealthy family come in pursuit of him and he and Margret must join together to face the challenges ahead."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Vision of Light|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
- distant past/middle ages
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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