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1 Home-Adventure-Home a technique for literary analysis

2 First Let’s Review Some Vocabulary External and Internal External and Internal Concrete and Abstract Concrete and Abstract Literal and Figurative Literal and Figurative Tangible and Intangible Tangible and Intangible

3 Starting From HOME Every single story you’ve ever read is one story: a quest. Every single story you’ve ever read is one story: a quest. A quest is a journey or adventure in search of someone or something. (a goal) A quest is a journey or adventure in search of someone or something. (a goal) The protagonist, the main character, is the hero or heroine in search of something or someone. The protagonist, the main character, is the hero or heroine in search of something or someone. Therefore…all stories have the same pattern or structure. Therefore…all stories have the same pattern or structure.

4 It All Begins at HOME What is home to you? What is home to you? What does it look like? What does it look like? What are its external characteristics? What are its external characteristics? What are its tangible, concrete characteristics? What are its tangible, concrete characteristics?

5 The External Home House House Apartment Apartment Shelter Shelter Cardboard box Cardboard box Mobile Home Mobile Home Teepee Teepee Car Car Igloo Igloo

6 It All Begins at Home What qualities do ALL homes have in common? What qualities do ALL homes have in common? Think about some intangible, abstract characteristics. Think about some intangible, abstract characteristics. What internal characteristics does your Home have? What internal characteristics does your Home have?

7 The Internal Home Your internal home comes with you wherever you go! Your internal home comes with you wherever you go! Explain why you think that is. Explain why you think that is.

8 The Internal Home Known Known Loved Loved Safe Safe Belong Belong

9 Abel’s Internal and External Home

10 Crossing The Threshold When the protagonist crosses over from home. When the protagonist crosses over from home. You are crossing over into your adventure. You are crossing over into your adventure. You choose to go over the threshold or you are ‘thrown’ into it. You choose to go over the threshold or you are ‘thrown’ into it.

11 Abel crosses over his threshold into the unknown.

12 The Adventure When you cross your threshold (leave home), you begin your adventure. When you cross your threshold (leave home), you begin your adventure. The adventure is: The adventure is: Unknown Unknown Unpredictable Unpredictable Uncontrolled Uncontrolled Has no order Has no order

13 The Adventure On your adventure you are: On your adventure you are: Not safe Not safe Not protected Not protected Not loved Not loved Not known Not known

14 The Adventure In the adventure, the main character has his/her own experience. In the adventure, the main character has his/her own experience. Through this experience, he/she grows and acquires knowledge. Through this experience, he/she grows and acquires knowledge.

15 The Adventure When you begin your adventure, you must go without a parent or guardian, or it is not your own adventure. When you begin your adventure, you must go without a parent or guardian, or it is not your own adventure. You can be accompanied by Guides, Friends and Peers (equals) because you, alone, are still making the choices and decisions. NO ONE is ‘taking care’ of you ! You can be accompanied by Guides, Friends and Peers (equals) because you, alone, are still making the choices and decisions. NO ONE is ‘taking care’ of you ! Your guides can be physically with you (external) or emotionally with you (internal). Your guides can be physically with you (external) or emotionally with you (internal).

16 Abel’s External Guide

17 Abel’s Internal Guide

18 The Climax The highest point of tension. The highest point of tension. The restatement of the protagonist’s problem. The restatement of the protagonist’s problem. Occurs right before we find out if the protagonist will succeed or fail. Occurs right before we find out if the protagonist will succeed or fail.

19 The Climax

20 Everyone always wants to get back “home”!

21 Home - The end point! After the adventure, when the main character has returned home, his/her problem may NOT be solved but it is resolved. (the resolution) After the adventure, when the main character has returned home, his/her problem may NOT be solved but it is resolved. (the resolution) He/she has changed internally and externally. (Transformation) He/she has changed internally and externally. (Transformation) Changes are physical: he/she is older. Changes are physical: he/she is older. Changes are mental: he/she is wiser and gained knowledge about: Changes are mental: he/she is wiser and gained knowledge about: Self Self Others Others Society Society

22 ABEL FINDS HIS WAY BACK HOME

23 ABEL’S TRANSFORMATION How has Abel changed externally? How has Abel changed externally? How has Abel changed internally? How has Abel changed internally? What he learned about society. What he learned about society. What he learned about others. What he learned about others. What he learned about himself. What he learned about himself.

24 Let’s Review

25 Home Threshold Internal Guide External Guide Climax Resolution Let’s Review Home - Adventure - Home


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