The Keeper Essay & Project Ideas

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1. As you read The Keeper, chart the progression of Mr. Karpinski's illness.

Research schizophrenia and compare the medical description to the description and progress in The Keeper.

2. Marjorie Eltin, school nurse, hits a raw nerve with Nick when she suggests that stress can cause blackouts.

Read about stress. Describe its causes and symptoms. How can it be relieved?

3. You have probably heard jokes which denigrate a group of people because of their nationality. Mrs. Karpinski tells Nick she was named for Wanda Landowska and Nick for Copernicus. Nick is surprised to learn that they, along with Chopin, were Polish. Read about one of these historical figures and write a paper about their accomplishments. Can you think of any other well-known Polish people?

4. Nick is finally able to cry for help by blowing the horn on the car. Describe what you might have done in Nick's...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Keeper from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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