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1. The El Dorado Adventure is a melodrama. Look up the term "melodrama" in two different books of literary terms.

Compare the definitions to the text of The El Dorado Adventure. How does it meet the definitions? How does it differ?

2. Read one of the Sherlock Holmes mystery novels. Compare and contrast the characters (particularly Vesper, Brinnie, and Dr. Helvitius), the method of narration, and the method of mystery-solving to those in the Holmes story.

3. Vesper Holly is a feminist. Research the women's suffrage movement in the United States in the nineteenth century as well as in the twentieth century. How are the movement and the issues used in the text of The El Dorado Adventure?

4. Brinnie is a first-person naive narrator. Look up the terms "first person narrator," "naive narrator," and "third person limited narrator" in two different books of literary terms. Read another mystery...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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