|Plot Summary of Growth of the Soil|
|"In the mountains of Norway, Isak is a pioneer, clearing away land in an uninhabited forest to build a home. He is soon joined by Inger, a woman with a facial deformity, but with a good work ethic. They marry, and their children, Eleseus and Sivert, grow up on the estate Isak is continually building, known as Sellenraa. But their cozy life is disrupted when Inger is imprisoned for committing infanticide. She returns after 5 years, and life at Sellenraa resumes as normal as possible. Other families begin to settle in the untamed area, each with their own problems. When copper is dicovered on part of Isak's property, he makes a small fortune. But wealth does not eliminate the troubles of Sellenraa--Inger's infidelity, the wayward son Eleseus, Inger's meddling relative, Oline. Growth of the Soil spans over twenty years, as it follows the lives of Isak, his family, and his neighbors. "
Cassie, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Growth of the Soil|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- colonizing/settling in new area
- long lived adults
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- climbing on trails
- 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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