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Ch 2: American Novels for 9th Grade: Homework Help

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The American Novels chapter of this 9th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their American novels homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your American novels homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your American novels homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Life and works of Ernest Hemingway
  • Mark Twain's life and works
  • Life and writings of John Steinbeck
  • Moby Dick
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Edith Wharton's life and major novels

22 Lessons in Chapter 2: American Novels for 9th Grade: Homework Help
Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

1. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.

Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis

2. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis

Ernest Hemingway's ''A Farewell to Arms'' is considered by some critics to be the best novel written in the WWI era. Learn why readers still love this story almost a century later.

Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

3. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters

4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters

In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through a close examination of characters and plot.

John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

5. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

John Steinbeck is one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors. In this lesson, we'll look at Steinbeck's most famous work, 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll also discuss his style and consider his other major works.

Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

6. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' is one of the most enduring American stories of friendship. Watch this video lesson to learn about its characters, main plot events and key themes.

Herman Melville: Moby Dick Summary and Analysis

7. Herman Melville: Moby Dick Summary and Analysis

''Moby Dick'' is not just a boring story about a whale. Its popularity is still strong today (guess what major coffee chain takes its name from the story) thanks to Herman Melville's raunchy jokes about sperm whales. Oh, the fact it's a great story about evil and revenge doesn't hurt either.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes

8. To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes

How did a novel that deals with difficult topics like racism and rape become an American classic and a staple of high school English classes? In this lesson, we'll learn all about Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes

9. The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes

The Old Man and the Sea was the last novel Ernest Hemingway published before killing himself in 1961. In many ways, the novel gives us a glimpse into the award-winning author's mind as this story's events and themes connect to Hemingway's life.

All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes

10. All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes

Erich Maria Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' sold millions of copies worldwide. It portrays German soldiers' experiences during WWI, but many say it relates to all soldiers, describing the horrors of war, which transcend time and place.

Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels

11. Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels

Who was Edith Wharton? Only the author of over 40 books and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In this lesson, we'll explore her life and major novels.

Julius Lester: Biography & Books

12. Julius Lester: Biography & Books

Julius Lester is an educator and award-winning writer of both children's and adult's books, but how well do you know him and his work? Read on to find out more about Julius Lester's life and work!

Little Women: Summary, Characters & Author

13. Little Women: Summary, Characters & Author

Louisa May Alcott's ''Little Women'' is one of the most famous classic novels of American children's fiction. This lesson will introduce you to the story and its characters, and it will briefly look at the book's popularity and theme.

Pearl Buck: Biography, Books & Poetry

14. Pearl Buck: Biography, Books & Poetry

You may never have heard of her, or you might be quite familiar with the works of Pearl S. Buck. Either way, you can become more acquainted with the author in this lesson with a brief biography and an overview of some of her most cherished works!

Russell Freedman: Biography & Books

15. Russell Freedman: Biography & Books

Growing up, you may have read some of Russell Freedman's books, but do you know how he got his start as a children's author? In this lesson, you will learn about Freedman's biography and some of his major works.

Tender is the Night: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

16. Tender is the Night: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

This lesson explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic 1934 novel, 'Tender is the Night,' examining the novel's primary characters and key themes. The lesson also provides an analysis of the text and its status as one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century.

The Age of Innocence: Summary, Themes & Analysis

17. The Age of Innocence: Summary, Themes & Analysis

This lesson explores Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ''The Age of Innocence.'' It also examines the novel's key characters and major themes.

The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane: Summary & Analysis

18. The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane: Summary & Analysis

Sometimes in tense situations doing nothing is more harmful than taking a stand. Read this summary of Stephen Crane's 'The Blue Hotel' and analyze its meaning to find out why these characters felt doing nothing was the right thing to do.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

19. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

This lesson examines Carson McCullers' 1940 debut novel, 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.' It provides a summary of McCullers' complex plot, and explores the major characters and themes, as well as the novel's iconic status in the genre of Southern Literature.

The Outsiders: Summary & Characters

20. The Outsiders: Summary & Characters

S. E. Hinton's young adult novel The Outsiders has been celebrated as a classic work of fiction for nearly half a century. This lesson summarizes the novel's plot and major characters and discusses its significance and influence on the genre of YA fiction.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: Symbolism & Analysis

21. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: Symbolism & Analysis

The novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has deep and underlying meanings that symbolize various ideas. In this lesson, you will learn some of the symbols and then be quizzed on your understanding.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Characters, Setting & Author

22. To Kill a Mockingbird: Characters, Setting & Author

Harper Lee's classic coming-of-age novel explores issues of racism, family, courage, leadership, and judgment through the eyes of Scout Finch, the protagonist and narrator of the story.

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