|Plot Summary of The Heart of Midlothian|
|"Jeanie Deans, the heroine of "The Heart of Midlothian" is a religious Scottish lassie. Her sister Effie has been imprisoned because she has had a stillborn baby and not told anyone she was pregnant which was against the law at the time to prevent women from getting rid of unwanted children. She has a chance to escape during the Porteus prison riots, but chooses not to. Instead, she wants her sister to say that she had been told about the pregnancy. Jeanie, however, cannot lie for her, but she decides that she will walk to London to seek the aid of the Duke of Argyll to intercede with the queen to pardon Effie. "
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Heart of Midlothian|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Major part of story:
- dealing with unexpected pregnancy
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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