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Old 11-05-2010, 10:43 AM
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If you are assigned "the Westing Game" (written by Ellen Raskin) in school, or you simply just want to read it, the answer is quite tricky. It's a word-play book; things said that are not what they seem to be, or seem to mean.

Without further ado, I shall reveal the answer to The Westing Game!

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No one murdered Samuel W. Westing; they 'took his life'. Never in the will did Samuel state that he was murdered. The 'took his life' is the tricky word play. Throughout the book, you were probably trying to find the murderer, correct? Well, you needed to look deeper into Samuel W. Westing's past.
Berthe Eric "Crow" is Sam's ex-wife, and long ago, when they were married, they had a daughter, Violet.
The night before her wedding, Violet committed suicide by drowning herself in a pool. Crow forced Violet to marry a man that she didn't want to marry.
Samuel Westing blames Crow for Violet's death. Violet was Sam's life; Crow 'took his life' by driving Violet to suicide.
The Westing Game was conducted to gain revenge on Crowe.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:34 PM
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Er---Ruza? Why on earth would you post this? It's spoilers, and that's the end of the book...it's a great book, so why spoil it for everyone?
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:53 PM
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I didn't go looking to spoil the Westing Game: I clearly state (in bold) that I was about to say the answer.
Clearly, bold has lost its meaning.
Also, I said I would state the answer in the title.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:39 PM
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Yes, but just...why WOULD you post it? Anyone who already read it wouldn't read this, and honestly, it's pretty hard to look away...
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:17 PM
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Yes, but just...why WOULD you post it? Anyone who already read it wouldn't read this, and honestly, it's pretty hard to look away...
People have the right to post what they want.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:37 PM
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Ruza, I'm sure people appreciate the answer to The Westing Game, but I'd recommend that next time you decide to make a thread like this, put *Spoiler Alert.* This way people will know whether they want to look at this or not.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:14 PM
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I did NOT know that this post would cause such controversy! I failed to know that "spoilers" should have "spoiler" in the title, but I thought that the title was pretty clear: "ANSWER TO THE WESTING GAME".
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