4 Literary TermsCharacterization: The method in which an author develops a characterDynamic Character: A character that CHANGES over timeStatic Character: A character that does NOT change in a storySetting: The time(s) and location (s) a story takes placeTheme: The author’s main message of a story; it must be more than one word (a complete thought and complete sentence)
5 Key Terms to knowRestitution: The act of making good or compensating for loss, damage, or injuryKarass: A network or group of people that are unknown to them are somehow connected or linkedChrysalis: anything in the process of developing (protected stage of developing into an adult)
6 CharactersDescribe Brent Bishop and how he changes from the beginning to the end.
7 CharactersLea Zamora: the name, Lea, means spun by the wind.” Why is a whirligig symbolic?
8 Who is in Lea’s KarassAnthony Steph Flaco Jennifer’s grandmother Why isn’t Brent part of her karass?
9 Setting Non-linear, multiple locations, and multiple times Begins in Chicago- Brent goes to Chaz’s party, drinks to fit in, and decides to kill himself by driving and swerving into traffic, but he kills innocent Lea insteadMrs. Zamora wants Brent to place whirligigs of Lea’s image in the four corners of the nation to spread her spirit and joyBrent stayed in a camp ground –Washington…meets cyclistStayed at a hostel-California…meets EmilStayed at a hotel- Main…meets artist
10 Setting ContinuedBellevue, Washington- angel playing harp: Anthony finally can stop playing the violinSan Diego, California- mermaid on whale: Jennifer’s grandmother had hope for survivors to keep on moving forward.Miami, Florida- wooden marching band- Flaco, the street sweeper- discovered that people belong together like a band and flock of birdsWeeksboro, Main- Lea’s face decorated with sea glass and shells Brent found-helps Steph visualize her future and finds her boyfriend
11 Characters that Taught Brent CyclistTaught him how to play GoEmilA German traveler; gave him a book to read, “Two Years Before the Mast”/love of learning and educationMrs. ZamoraTaught Brent to self-discover, forgive, and give back to the worldArtist in MainTaught Brent that he can forgive himself and people are not defined by their pastBrentTaught himself to make whirligigs, play the harmonica, forgive himself, constellationsLeaThere is more to life than superficial needs like fitting in/belonging
12 Discussion QuestionWhy are those other four stories placed between the chapters about Brent’s growth?
13 Discussion QuestionName three behaviors that show Brent to be desperate in the beginning of the novel.
14 Discussion QuestionWhat was Mrs. Zamora’s plan for Brent? How does Brent react?
15 Discussion QuestionWhat did we learn from Flaco, the street cleaner?
16 Discussion QuestionWhy were whirligigs a tribute to Lea? How is the whirligig a symbol in this book?
17 Discussion QuestionWhy did the whirligig have so much beauty attached to it according to Jennifer’s grandmother?
18 ThemesBrainstorm possible themes for: belonging, guilt, forgiveness, self- discovery/coming of age
19 Review for your test and work on your essay! Questions?Review for your test and work on your essay!