The Sea Summary
John Banville

Everything you need to understand or teach The Sea by John Banville.

  • The Sea Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
  • 11 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Sea Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Sea Summary

This poetically written novel takes the form of a series of journal entries written by a lonely middle-aged man as he spends what he sees as his final days in a guesthouse near the scene of a tragedy in his childhood. Themes relating to the nature of identity and death are explored as the narrator's past and present intertwine in an experience of life both haunting and inescapable.

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Study Pack

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The Sea Study Guide

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The Sea Lesson Plans contain 121 pages of teaching material, including:

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