A Tree Grows In Brooklyn


Introduction

This is A Tree Grows In Brooklyn study guide.  The book was written by Betty Smith. Consider the relevance of the tree in the title -- "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn". The references to the ‘Tree of Heaven’ in the first and final pages give the novel a frame. This eponymous tree only proliferates in the tenement districts and because of this it symbolizes those forgotten at the bottom of the class hierarchy. Through the symbol of the tree, this novel speaks up for those whose voices are not usually heard or listened to. Use our study guide to help understand the book. Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to jump from section to section using the links below or the links at the left as you study the elements of the book by Betty Smith.
Author: Betty Smith
Published: January 1991
Pages: 528 pages
ISBN#: 0061120073
 
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