Summary Of Marcus Sedgwick's The Foreshadowing

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Introduce the book Marcus Sedgwick’s The Foreshadowing, published on 2005, is a historical fantasy set during the First World War. It tells the story of seventeen-years-old Alexandra Fox, known to her family as Sasha, who belongs to a privileged family and gets premonitions of the future. She has two older brothers, Edgar who seems to always oppose what she says, and Tom who’s only one year older than her that’s why they got along so well. Her mother is a ‘beck and call’ servant for her husband, who owns a hospital. The girl finds herself in hospitals, treating wounded soldiers and seeing some inevitable gruesome deaths. Together with her gift and determination she explores her seaside hometown of Brighton and France in order to…show more content…
Even though they lived a privileged life, Sasha’s brothers, Edgar and Tom, cannot escape the war. However, they have different opinions to this problem, in whereas Edgar is eager to fight for his country, while Tom is more unwilling and chooses to go to Manchester to study medicine, hoping that his father will agree to let him join the Medical Corps. Few days later, her father finally agrees to Sasha’s willingness to become a VAD nurse, but later Sasha finds herself having even more premonitions as she helps to nurse the soldier being treated at the hospital. The most distressing premonition that she saw is the death of her older brother, Edgar. When her brother was killed, Tom suddenly changes his mind and joins the army as an officer. Sasha, on the other hand, was forbidden by her father to work as a VAD nurse at the hospital since she tried to force her parents to discuss about her “gift”, which she sees as a curse. Not until when she had a vision of the death of Tom in France, which leads her in stealing another nurse’s identity, and travels to France to see him and tell him of this haunting vision. She nurses injured soldier men from the front line every day, but never sees any man from her brother’s regiment. Then she met the Hoodoo Jack, who experiences these visions as well. Her true identity is eventually discovered, and Sasha is…show more content…
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