Big Ideas Imagery Mood Detail Diction 3 Levels of Questioning Irony Characterization
Irony “Personally I think it’s right here on the premises.” “Probably right under our very noses.” The thing that drove him to kill also led him to confess. Banker looses fortune in 15 years. “Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Mad men know nothing. But you should have seen me.” “It would be a favor to me if you would eat it up.”
Internal Conflict Lawyer vs. staying & winning or leaving & loosing Banker vs. his own guilt Human vs. himself Mary vs. desire to protect child Narrator vs. own insanity Narrator vs. eye Narrator vs. beating heart Man vs. pride
Themes in short stories Guilt can overcome you. Things aren’t always what they seem. Life is meaningless without relationships. Money isn’t the source of happiness. Dangerous to let your life revolve around another person. Book knowledge can’t replace human experience.
External Conflict Human vs. human Mary vs. Patrick Caretaker vs. Old Man Banker vs. Lawyer Life in prison vs. Death Penalty
Elements of Plot Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution