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September 27/28

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  1. “Everyday Use” – On pages 18 through 28 in the workbooks, underline the plot parts and write the labels in the margins:
    exposition
    – setting, time frame, characters
    conflict – internal and external problems
    complications – make the conflicts harder
    climax – most interesting point of the conflict or the turning point
    resolution – the conflict ends
    denouement – the “unraveling” of the story; the result of the conflict
  2. Character Notes –
    1. Character – a story’s actor
    2. Character Traits – behaviors of a character (not appearance)
    3. Flat Character – one or two key personality traits
    4. Rounded Character – many personality traits
    5. Dynamic Character – changes in an important way
    6. Static Character – remains the same
    7. Stock Character – fits our notions of a “type”, like a policeman, waitress, or mother.
    8. Protagonist – Moves the action forward
    9. Antagonist – works against the protagonist
  3. “Harrison Bergeron” – Read “Harrison Bergeron” (Pages 4 – 12 in the Interactive Reader) and think about the parts of the plot:
  4. Characters Homework
    1. Let’s think about the character terms we can apply to George Bergeron. George Bergeron is not a protagonist or antagonist because he does not move the action forward or work against the action. He is a flat character because readers only know that he is kind and intelligent.  He is a static character because he does not change in the story. He is not a stock character because he does not act like the stock “father” character.
    2. For each of the following characters, explain the character terms which can be applied: (two sentences each)
      1. Mama Johnson (pg 50)
      2. John Thomas (pg 50)
      3. Dee (Wangero) (pg 50)
      4. Maggie (pg 50)
      5. Harrison Bergeron (pg 38)


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