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Title: Pearl S. Buck


1
Pearl S. Buck
  • Born in W. Virginia while her parents were in
    U.S. on leave from missionary work in China
  • Grew up in China and spoke both English and
    Chinese
  • Attended college in the U.S.
  • Went back to China to teach but eventually
    returned to Bucks County, PA

2
Pearl S. Buck contd.
  • Became active in promoting womens rights and
    child welfare, and condemning racism
  • Wrote novels, short stories, and essays, many of
    which are set in China

3
Background of Story
  • Buck experienced giving the gift of love just
    like the main character in story.
  • While in China there was a great famine and
    rather than spending money on a big feast for
    themselves and many presents, she and her family
    bought rice for the starving peasants and spent
    Christmas Day feeding the hungry

4
Flashback
  • A scene within a story that interrupts the
    sequence of events to relate events that have
    happened in the past.
  • Allows the reader to compare and contrast the
    past and the present

5
Sequence of Events
  • Is the order in which things happen in the story
  • Author uses such words as first, before, later,
    and eventually to let you know which events
    happened first, next and last
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