Setting Big City? Village (peublo)? Suburban neighborhood? Modern day? 1800s? America? Europe? Asia?
Characters Leon and Ken – brothers-in-law Teofilo – deceased grandfather Father Paul – local Catholic priest Louise and Teresa – wives of Leon and Ken
Theme - Conflict Theme – traditions in culture and how they adapt to necessary transitions (changes) Compromise Conflict – culture and tradition vs. outside influences Man vs. Society – Native American tradition and Catholicism Man vs. Man – Ken and Leon and Father Paul Man vs. Self – Ken and Leon finding a way to mix both traditions. Father Paul reluctantly allowing his beliefs to mix with Native American tradition.
Native American rituals and traditions Tied a gray feather in his hair. Painted the face. Pinch or corn meal and pollen thrown in the wind. Request to send rain clouds. Wrapped in a blanket. Dressed him in new clothes. Visits from clan people and neighbors – brought food for the gravediggers.
Catholic rituals Louise suggesting Father Paul sprinkling holy water so he wont be thirsty. Bringing Last Rites. Sprinkling of holy water.
Traditions in my family We always waited on my sister Yvette (who was always late) to arrive so we always told her to arrive an hour earlier than we intended to start. After Thanksgiving dinner my Uncle Hector and I each took a recliner in the back living room and slept for a half hour before the game.
Traditions in my family My wife and I trade off holidays with our families. Every September 11 th we watch United 93. Every Christmas we watch While You Were Sleeping. Halloween – watch Bravos 100 most scariest movie moments while handing out the good candy.
Brainstorming only Think about traditions in your family/culture/religion that you have (or still) witness. Why and how(what purpose) is the tradition practiced? Think of a time you vividly remember these traditions/rituals practiced. Jot down ideas for a ½ - full page narrative.
Ticket out the door (T-O-D) Answer in a complete sentence: Why do you think Father Paul agreed to sprinkle holy water on Teofilos corpse?
How to Outline I. Topic A. Subtopic 1. Detail 2. Detail B. 2 nd subtopic 1. Detail 2. Detail
I. Thanksgiving traditions – A. Playing cards after dinner 1. Uncle argues the rules 2. Dad drinks too much II.Christmas traditions B. The youngest hand out the gifts. 1. They complain about having to wait to open gifts. 2. Always have trouble reading the tags. I. Topic A. Subtopic 1. Detail 2. Detail B. 2 nd subtopic 1. Detail 2. Detail