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Andrew Krivak
This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Signal Flame.
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But for one.
-- Narrator (Introduction)

Importance: In an introduction, the narrator sets the stage for history and the future. The narrator speaks of a family rooted to their land with faith in God and in their own capabilities. The narrator reveals that at least one family member, however, did not remain rooted to the land. That young man was Jozef Vinich, who was ultimately bound for northeastern Pennsylvania.

Where did you go?
-- Bo (Chapter 1)

Importance: Bo is sitting alone after mourner have left the wake for Bo's deceased grandfather, Jozef. Bo whispers to Jozef, asking him where he has gone. This is a simple but symbolic scene in which the past has truly become the past. Bo acutely feels the loss of his grandfather. Bo has suddenly become the man of the house, and the future is now.

That’s the nature of loss… You are both lessened and left behind. There’s nothing to be...
-- Jozef (Chapter 4)

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