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[IRP:ParrotintheOven JulieHwang,SadieLee,KatherineLim,AshleySohn8D

CreateaPrezipresentation,whichhelpstheaudienceunderstandelementsofthenovelasyou summarizethem. (Ashley)Makeashortvideocommercialadvertisingyourbook.Thenexplainsomeofits literaryelementsthatyouradvertisementdepicted. setting,mood (Katherine)Createaplotdiagramthatidentifieseachplotelementinthenovel(exposition, risingaction,climax,fallingaction,andresolution)andexplaineachsection. (Julie)Actoutascenefromthenovel,thenexplainwhy/howthatsceneissignificantinthe novel. Character twoscenes(startofthenovel&afterthestoryprogresses)

Sixliteraryelementsofstory:Characters,Setting,Mood,Plot,Conflict,Theme Ashley(setting,mood)2min Katherine(plot) Julie(character,conflict)3min Sadie(theme) **SadieandKatherine,makesureyourspeech(?)isunder4:10intotal**

Actoutascenefromthenovel,thenexplainwhy/howthatsceneissignificantinthenovel. <Chapter2:RicosPoolHall&Chapter4:TheBullet> Characters: Manny(Manuel)Hernandez:Katherine Mom:Ashley Dad,Manuel:Sadie Setting:poolhall&home Scene1: Mom:PleasedonttellmethatManuelisdrinkingagain.... <silence,looksatwatchandsighs> Youknowwhat?Letsgolookforhim. <takesMannybythearmandactsasifshesopeningadooraftertakingtwosteps> <looksaround> <Mannypointsatadrunkperson,Momwalksuptothatperson(Manuel)> Mom:Manuel.Letsgethome..... Manuel:(drunk)innyourdreams.....iamdrinkingwithmymoney!itshouldntbotheryou Mom:Manuel...Please,letsnotstartthisalloveragain...youdontevenhaveajob. <ManuelstandsupandpushesMom> Manuel:lady,youregoingtoregretwhatyoujustsaid....(walksoutside) <Mominfuriatedwalksoutsidetoo/Mannymaintainshispositioninbetween> Scene2: (home) Manuel:Manny,givememyrifle. Manny:ButDad,ifyoushootMom,theyllonlythrowyouinjail...Thenwewillbeinevenmore trouble! Manuel:Idontcarewhathappenstoyou, <searchesforbullet> Whereisthebullet? Oh,hereitis...Nowgetoutoftheway Manny:Dad...please <ManuelfindsMom(Mannyisfollowingupbehind)> Manuel:Oh,theresthatlady.Youhavenorighttolive...embarrassingmeinfrontof everyone...AfterallIvedoneforyou.... Mom:Ohplease...

Manny:Dad....dont! <freezeframe> Importanceofthescene: Clearlydepictseachcharacterspersonalitywithconflictweavedinbetween Character: MannyHernandez(playedbyKatherine): shybutstrongwilledcharacter dealswithpoverty,dysfunctionalfamily,anddiscrimination. hardshipshelphimdevelopandmature recognizeswhohetrulyis Mom(playedbyAshley): livingapainfulandsadlife marriedtoanalcoholicwhenshewasateenager sufferingfromtheconsequences povertyissues strictparentfigure compensationforlackofparentalguidancefromhusband/dad Dad,Manuel(Sadie): alcoholic doesntperformdutyasaparent&husband beginning:alcoholic,abusive,hasnojob Conflict: Manvs.manMannysfamilystrugglingagainstalcoholicfather hostilehusband/wiferelationship combatagainstalcoholicandabusivehusband/dad Manvs.natureenvironmentaffectscharactersthoughtsandactions racialtension California(highimmigrantpopulation) poverty livinginareafordestitutefamilies lackofjob

InParrotintheOven,therewereseveralthemesbutourgroupfoundthesetwoasthemajor themesofthebook.Thefirstthemeemphasizesontheimportanceofmakingtheright decisions.Throughoutthebook,characterstookwrongdecisionsandthosewrongdecisions wouldeventuallyeffectthelivesofthosecharactersgreatly.ThefirstquoteshowshowMannys fatherhasmadeabadchoiceandhowthischoiceeventuallyleadshimtoloosehisjob.This causeseconomicproblemsthatMannysfamilyhastoface.Thesecondquoteshowshow Mannysmothermadeamistakeofgettingpregnantwhenshewasateenagerandhowherlife gotruinedbecauseofthemistake.Asyoucansee,thesetwoquotesshowshowimportantitis tomaketherightdecisionsinyourlife. Thenextthemeisabouthowweattain,orlearnfromhardships.Mannystruggleswithseveral differenthardshipsthroughoutthebook.Inpage15,wecanseethefirststruggle.Thethirdquote describesthesituationwhenvanscametochecktheworkerscitizenship.AsAshleyhas alreadyshown,thisnoveltakesplaceinCalifornia,astatewithlotsofminoritiesandimmigrants. Consideringthesefacts,wecandeducethattherewillbeagreatamountofracialtensionanda greatgapbetweentherichandpoor.AsaMexican,Mannyhastogothroughracialandcultural discriminationandthelackofmoneyinhisfamily.AnotherstruggleisMannysdysfunctional family.FromJuliesskitandthelastquote,wecantellthetroublesthatMannysfatherhas caused.Becauseofsuchhappenings,therelationshipbetweenMannysparentsarenotgreatat all.However,Mannyeventuallyovercomesthesehardshipsandbecomesstronger.He eventuallydiscoverswhohewantstobe.Hefiguresouthisresponsibilitiesandgainsasenseof attachmenttohisfamily. PLOTDIAGRAM(Katherine) Exposition: Fromtheverybeginning,wecannoticethatManny islivingoutalifethatmaybetoohardfor atypicalteenagertohandle.Hehastodealwith hisjoblessandalcoholicfatherwhofrequentlyuses violenceagainsthim.Then,thereishisunmotivated andlazybrotherwhogoesaroundtowndoingquestionable things.Inaddition,Mannyandhisfamilyisstrugglingwith povertyastheyareimmigrantsfromMexicotryingtofitin. Forexample,Manny,inordertoacquiresomepocket moneyworksinlamentablejobconditions,suchasa chilifiled,pickingchilliesunderthescorchingsun.These littleevents,althoughtheymayseemminorinthe beginningofthenovel,actuallyservesasabighint aboutthenumerousconflictsthatwillappearinthefuture.

RisingAction: Goingalittlebitfurtherintothebook,Manny experiencesmoreeventsthatonlybringstears andfrustration.Forinstance,therelationship betweenhisparentsworsensasMannysfather attemptstoshoothisownwifewitharifle. Then,Mannysoldersistergetspregnantbut experiencesanunfortunatemiscarriage.Furthermore, Mannysneighborsareteasinghimabouthisfamilybeing onWelfare,andoneofhisformerteacher,Mr.Hart, handshima20dollarbillbecausehefeelssympathyforhim. Climax: Thesepastexperiencesisoneofthemainreasons whyMannysetsofftofindanothergroupofpeople whocanfilltheabsenceofhisfamilymembers andgivehimasenseofbelongingandsupport. Mannyisonaquesttosearchforhisidentityand whohereallyis.Hejoinsaganginordertoprove himselfthatheisstrongerthanheactuallythinksheis.

FallingAction: Mannycontinuestohangoutwithhisgangfora littlebit.Butafterwatchingoneofhisgangmembers, Eddiestealanoldladyspurse,herealizesthatthis isnotwherehebelongsanddoesntwanttotakeany partinthesewrongdoings. Resolution: Ithinktheendingisthemostessentialpartof thisstorybecauseitiswhenMannyrecognizeshis trueselfandfindshisidentity.Afterrealizingthatthe entiregangconceptjustwasnthim,hegoesback hometowhatisreallymeaningfultohim:hisfamily. IthinkalltheobstaclesMannyhasgonethrough fromthebeginningofthenoveliswhatreallymade himstrongerandmadehimrealizewhoheis.