|Plot Summary of The Dark Light|
|"Tora is a 13 year old girl living on a farm in Napoleonic Norway. After her mother dies of a disease, Tora gets by leprosy. She is sent away to a poverty-stricken hospital for lepers in the large town called Bergen. In this hospital, Tora meets a most dislikable character, who also happens to be the only patient who can read. Tora must convince a blood-sucking lady to teach her to read before either of them die of the fatal disease. Tora not only suffers the direct effects of her disease, including limbs falling off and sores spreading throughout her body, but she must undergo the bitter cruelty of the townspeople whenever she tries to raise money for the poverty-stricken hospital."
Courtney, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Dark Light|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- physical disability
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- physically sick
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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