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TitleAuthor The book report for this marking period is one that is enjoyed by millions and millions of people Maggie A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane What is interesting about this book is that even though it was written well over one hundred years ago the lessons learned in this book can be applied to the time and place of today Setting This novel is set in an unnamed city in the south probably during the late 19th century The story begins with Jimmie as a little kid getting into scraps with a rival gang Then it jumps about 4 years to when Jimmie was a preteen About every few chapters the story line will jump a few years and by the end of Maggies life the story would have spanned about 30 years People around the city hate Jimmie and Maggies family the Johnsons because their parents drink and get rowdy in the middle of the night The atmosphere of this book is heavy and depressing because all the people in the city are poor and then the author describes the horrible conditions that they live in But when the main character dies the emotion changes because the family comes together and you are filled with over joy Characterization The main character in Cranes Maggie A Girl of the Streets is Maggie a girl born into a poor family that likes to get drunk and basically have fist fights and try to literally kill one another Maggie is a self-assured woman and she is basically a diamond in the rough Where Maggie lives the people really dont count on physical looks but Maggie on the other hand is the most beautiful woman of the community Maggie also likes to hide her feelings a lot This is shown when she gets a crush on one of her brothers friend Pete She goes around staring at him but not saying really
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