Fall on Your Knees - Study Guide Prologue: Silent Pictures Summary & Analysis

Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Prologue: Silent Pictures Summary

Fall on Your Knees is the story of the Piper family. Based in a small Canadian town in the late 1800s through the mid-twentieth century, the novel tells the story of the relationships between the father James, his wife Materia, and their three daughters, Kathleen, Mercedes, and Frances. James' obsession with his eldest child, Kathleen affects the entire family for many years to come.

The prologue gives brief accounts of each of the characters in the novel by way of old photographs. The house in New Waterford, a town on Cape Breton Island, is also mentioned.

Prologue: Silent Pictures Analysis

The prologue sets the stage for the novel by introducing the reader to the characters. The opening line "They're all dead now," suggests that some of the characters may have died too soon. It also gives the reader a sense of the narrator...

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