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This story is about twin brothers, Tristan and James, who are about to be separated and sent to different schools when they leave primary school for secondary school. They have mixed feelings about going to their new schools and are anxious about this. Besides being worried about their separation, they are also concerned about whether they can adapt to their new schools, especially without each other's help. Their mother, who loves them both dearly and cares about them, is equally anxious.
The climax occurs the day after the school play. Tristan and James react very differently to the school play. They both realise how much they depend on each other and how difficult it would be to adapt to their new schools on their own. Tristan is not sure whether to go with James to Highfields or to go to Chesterlea Grange on his own.
who is disabled. The twins realise they have made the right decision and are both very happy in their new schools. finally decides to go to a special school. the twins find that their worries are unnecessary as they both adapt to and enjoy their new schools. Flipping Fantastic. Tristan. .hence the title. Tristan describes his new school as fantastic..After some thought and discussion. Chesterlea Grange. In the end.. that is. while James goes to Highfields.
in literature. • Setting enables the reader to better envision how a story unfolds by relating necessary physical details of a piece of literature. and circumstances in which as situation occurs. • Setting includes the background. physical details.Elements of the Story Setting. is the time. atmosphere or environment in which characters live. .
emphasize. games. used to create ambiance. • Thematic meals. accentuate. projects.• A setting may be simple or elaborate. lend credibility. . or even distract the reader. organize. friendships and lively discussions create the setting of Conversations in Literature.
Going to Secondary School. Highfields and Chesterlea Grange.Setting of the "Flipping Fantastic" Time Place . . . . .End of Primary School.The places referred to are Peter Hill Primary.The place where the narration is written is not mentioned although three places are referred to in the story.
The character who dominates the story is the major character. including: • • • • • • Physical traits Dialogue Actions Attire Opinions Point of view .Characters are either major or minor and either static (unchanging) or dynamic (changing). Readers can learn about characters in many ways.
and love. sorrow.There are no limits on the types of characters who can inhabit a story: male or female. disappointment. joy. prince or pauper. rich or poor. What is important is that the characters in a story all have the same set of emotions as the reader: happiness. pain. young or old. .
Kiara Jones .Characters of the "Flipping Fantastic" Main Characters • Tristan • James • Mum Minor Characters • The teachers: Mr Sewell and Mrs Robert • Schoolmates: Jessica Parker.
He moves around in a wheelchair and cannot walk or move his arms easily. Tristan is good in Maths and computers. He is also unable to dress himself or play football.Characters Main Characters Tristan • Tristan is the twin who has a physical disability. he is good at swimming. He is also good in drama and acts very well as Tom Sawyer in the year-end school play. Although Tristan cannot play games. .
However. . He is also concerned about how James will manage without him and ask Kiara Jones to be James' 'special friend' and help him get used to his new school. Tristan is indecisive and changes his mind three times about going to his new school.Even though Tristan is disabled. he is emotionally stronger and more confident than James.
He lives in fear of her and her 'stupid laugh'. James hates drama and does not like Jessica Parker. He is good in sports and plays football.James James has no physical disability. .
. This is mainly because he is very dependent on Tristan.James is shyer and less confidence than Tristan. He is also more nervous and very worried about going to new school without Tristan.
.Mum Mum is a loving. caring mother who supports her sons and wants the best for them.
. She is a very determined mother and always has a positive attitude. Mum sees the good in both her sons and is extremely proud of them. she does not like the negative word 'disability'.She is very concerned about her sons and does not get upset even when Tristan changes his mind a couple of times about going to his new school. Consequently.
She teaches Maths. Tristan likes him very much. .Mrs Robert She is Tristan's favourite teacher in Peter Hill Primary.Mr Sewell He is the twin's English and drama teacher. .Minor Characters The teachers .
'special friend' at Highfields to help him adapt to his new school.Both James and Tristan like her very much.Schoolmates Kiara Jones .Kiara plays football and Tristan arranges for her to be James' . . .
James does not like her and hates her 'stupid laugh'. Tristan feels that she only laughs at James because she wants him to notice her.Jessica Parker .She is with the twins at Peter Hill Primary. .However. . .
• Climax is the turning point in the story that occurs when characters try to resolve the complication.Plot • Narrative tradition calls for developing stories with particular pieces--plot elements--in place. . • Complication is the catalyst that begins the major conflict. Exposition is the information needed to understand a story. • Resolution is the set of events that bring the story to a close.
are introduced. Tristan. We also learn more about the twins and the upcoming school play.Plot of the"Flipping Fantastic" Exposition • The main characters. . James and Mum.
They are worried about being separated and whether they can adapt to their new schools.Rising Action • Both Tristan and James have mixed feelings about going to their new schools. .
Climax • The climax occurs the day after the school play. Tristan and James react very differently to the school play. . Tristan is not sure whether to follow James to Highfields or to go to Chesterlea Grange on his own. They both realise how much they depend on each other and how difficult it would be to adapt to their new schools.
James talks to him and Tristan changes his mind. . Then.Falling Action • At first. Tristan tells his mother that he does not want to go to Chesterlea Grange.
Resolution • This is the ending where the twins realise that they have made the right decision. . They are both happy in their new schools.
but the general subject." A work of literary may have more than one theme. . as the theme of an evening of debates may be World Wide Inflation. is the central idea or ideas explored by a literary work. in literature. John Gardner puts it this way: "By theme here we mean not a message .Theme.a word no good writer likes applied to his work .
• The pain of separation The twins experience the pain of separation when they have to go to different schools. the two brothers are extremely close to each other.Themes of the "Flipping Fantastic" • The relationship between brothers Being twins. They depend on each other a lot and they fear being separated. .
They are worried as they know their lives will be very different when they go to another school. . especially if they go to different schools.• Fear of change The twins fear change as they are very comfortable as they are presently.
. She is proud and supportive of both her sons.• Mother's love The mother's love for her children is unlimited. She refuses to accept that Tristan has disabilities and her attitudes helps Tristan carry on with life in a positive manner. She understands their characters well and worries about them constantly.
• Adapting to new environments The twins learn that they cannot fight change and they have to adapt to their new environments. In the end. they find that they need not have worried as they adapt to their new school quickly and are extremely happy there. .
in literature. is the beliefs and personal opinions about what is right (honest.Moral Value. harmful) conduct held by individuals and held collectively by socially cohesive groups of individuals. ethical. . true) conduct and what is wrong (dishonest. false.
. 2.Moral Values of the "Flipping Fantastic" 1. Parents who are patient and understanding can build a child's confidence and self-esteem. It is important to get co-operation and support from family members to make good decisions.
thoughts and feelings of the characters. • The objective point of view presents the action and the characters' speech." • The omniscient narrator knows everything.Point of view: the perspective from which the story is told. the material is presented from the point of view of a character. • With a limited omniscient narrator. The reader has to interpret them and uncover their meaning. • The most obvious point of view is probably first person or "I. in third person. and gives the reader information. • A narrator may be trustworthy or untrustworthy. without comment or emotion. . may reveal the motivations. involved or uninvolved.
Point of View of the "Flipping Fantastic" This story is told in the first person point of view. It is in the form of a diary or journal. The three main characters give their personal points of view on the events and incidents that occur in the story. .
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