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  • 1. “PRISCILLA AND THE WIMPS” A Short Story by Richard Peck
  • 2. A RECAP…  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AZ5A0YtLns
  • 3. Characters
  • 4. Conflict The gang BULLIES the students. They demand money. They have all power and control.
  • 5. MOTIVATION Protagonist- (Priscilla)PROTECTION AntagonistPOWER, MONEY, CONTROL
  • 6. DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION “Priscilla was, hands down, the largest student in the school. And I’m not talking fat. I’m talking big. Even beautiful…” “Melvin’s one of the smallest guys above midget status ever seen.”
  • 7. INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION “She’s taking her time shoving her books into her locker and pulling on an extra-large coat.” “He’s standing inches from Priscilla, but since he’d have to look up at her, he doesn’t.”
  • 8. DYNAMIC CHARACTERS
  • 9. STATIC CHARACTERS
  • 10. FORESHADOWING “Unfortunately for him, there was a serpent in it. The reason Monk didn’t recognize trouble when it was staring him in the face is that serpent in the Kobras’ Eden was a girl.” “But girls usually got off without a warning.”
  • 11. IRONY SITUATIONAL IRONY “Well, where there is fate, an even bigger force than Priscilla steps in. It snows all that night, a blizzard. The whole town ices up. School closes for a week.”
  • 12. Allusion “This school was old Monk’s Garden of Eden. Unfortunately for him, there was a serpent in it. The reason Monk didn’t recognize trouble when it was staring him in the face is that serpent in the Kobras’ Eden was a girl.”
  • 13. THEME Friendship is a powerful force.