SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Forge, by Laurie Halse Anderson, includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the realities of the Revolutionary War, racism and slavery in “free” America, and identities revealed through hardship. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.
Forge tells the story of Curzon Smith, a runaway enslaved person who enlists in the Colonial Army during the American Revolution. Curzon’s voice offers a sober, honest window into an often-mythologized period of American History - one unbiased by cheerful, flag-waving nationalism. Curzon’s perspective roots the birth of American freedom through the eyes of a man who will not be free, regardless of who wins the war.
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