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Moon Over Manifest
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It seems like half the town of Manifest has some tragic family issue. Miss Sadie's separation from Ned; Ned not knowing where he comes from; Jinx's uncle's general horribleness; all the immigrants'...
How is your identity determined? Hopefully not by your ID card. Is it based on where you live? What you do? What you look like? The people of Manifest at first base their identities on where they c...
Memory and the Past
Oh, boy. You do not want to mention anything about the past in Manifest. Abilene asks a simple question about a town fair, and the place goes silent. What's up with that? Well, the town's memories...
So what do you think: was Manifest a real community before Jinx got there? Our vote: no. There were so many little cliques and groups. We're talking the rich guys, the miners, the poorer people, an...
Being alone isn't always a bad thing. In Moon Over Manifest, it's actually good that Abilene has some time away from her dad to do some growing up, and Jinx sure as heck needed to get away from Fin...
We all know how bad prejudice is, but it's amazing to see the depths of hate that some people sink to in Moon Over Manifest: shunning people, calling them names, and even threatening their lives an...
Society and Class
It's crazy how much power the mine owners have in Moon Over Manifest, don't you think? We can't imagine someone "owning" a town like that today. (Though we hear it's possible.) In Manifest, the cla...
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