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Family supper apresentação teacher

  1. 1. THE FAMILY SUPPER KAZUO ISHIGURO ANA PINTO
  2. 2. THE AUTHOR <ul><li>Name : Kazuo Ishiguro </li></ul><ul><li>Date of birth : 8th November 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace : Nagasaki, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Family : His parents moved to England in 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Studies : Was schooled at the University of Kent and the University of East Anglia </li></ul><ul><li>Dream job : Being a musician </li></ul><ul><li>Music publisher’s reaction : Found his music hideous </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for writing: A consolation for something that got broken </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of International novel: A novel that contains a vision of life that is important to people of varied backgrounds around the world </li></ul><ul><li>First publication : A Pale View of Hills </li></ul><ul><li>Other publications : An artist of the floating world; The remains of the day; the Unconsoled. </li></ul><ul><li>Civil status : Married </li></ul><ul><li>Awards : Winifred Holtby Prize; Whitbread Book of the Year; Brooker Prize. </li></ul>ANA PINTO
  3. 3. CULTURAL REFERENCES ANA PINTO Fugu is the Japanese term for the poisonous blowfish, a peculiar fish native to the Pacific Ocean, it inflates its body and projects spikes which contain significant amount of tetrodotoxin, a powerful toxin that will shut down your CNS faster than a snake bite. Although the mortality rate of fugu lovers is still high (nearly 100 people a year die from fugu poisoning), it’s considered a delicacy in Japan and the Philippines In Japan the chefs who prepare this fish have to be licensed: preparing fugu is a tedious task that requires great skill and precision. As a result, fugu is prohibitively expensive for most people. The dead delicacy
  4. 4. THE PLOT <ul><li>In the beginning of the story there is a long explanation of fugu, then you find out that the mother of this family died from eating fugu. Then the son arrives in Japan from California. Everyone talks for a long while, and then they eat a mysterious fish, then everything is silent. </li></ul>ANA PINTO A series of events that drives the story along
  5. 5. SETTING <ul><li>This story is set in Japan in modern days </li></ul>ANA PINTO Where and when the story takes place
  6. 6. CHARACTERS <ul><li>Who are the people in the story? </li></ul><ul><li>Kikuko (daughter) </li></ul><ul><li>The Son </li></ul><ul><li>The Father </li></ul><ul><li>Watanabe </li></ul><ul><li>The Mother </li></ul>ANA PINTO
  7. 7. THEME STATEMENTS <ul><li>The main idea behind the story </li></ul><ul><li>In Japanese culture it is an honourable thing to kill yourself if you have done </li></ul><ul><li>something terrible. It is also necessary to kill yourself if you have done </li></ul><ul><li>something terrible, to regain your honour. If you are a real extreme believer in </li></ul><ul><li>this idea, then you can gain more honour by removing your family from the </li></ul><ul><li>gene pool. </li></ul>ANA PINTO
  8. 8. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A set of questions that deal with theme Is it necessary to kill yourself for honour? Is it an honourable act to kill yourself? If you are killing yourself for honour is it necessary to kill your family too? </li></ul>ANA PINTO
  9. 9. The Initial Incident is the action that starts the rising action <ul><li>The Initial Incident in this book is the death of the mother. Because of her, the main protagonist comes out to Japan to see the rest of the family. </li></ul>INITIAL INCIDENT ANA PINTO
  10. 10. The rising action is the action that slowly leads to the climax <ul><li>This happens when the father cooks up a mysterious fish. </li></ul>RISING ACTION ANA PINTO
  11. 11. CONFLICTS <ul><li>There is human versus him/herself, as well as human versus human, </li></ul><ul><li>which is the fact that the son did something in the past that the father didn’t </li></ul><ul><li>approve of. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>In this story the turning point is when the father warms up to the </li></ul><ul><li>son, this is unexpected because the father doesn’t seem to like the </li></ul><ul><li>son that much in the beginning. </li></ul>TURNING POINT ANA PINTO
  13. 13. The height of tension in the story <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>This occurs when they eat the mysterious fish, this is the most tense moment in the story, because throughout the whole story they keep referring to this poisonous fish called fugu, as well as the fact that the father’s business partner killed his whole family when their company went bankrupt. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>CLIMAX ANA PINTO
  14. 14. The part of the story where the tension is easing off <ul><li>In this story this happens in the last sentence, when everyone is silent. </li></ul>FALLING ACTION ANA PINTO
  15. 15. RESOLUTION <ul><li>This story really has no resolution, the biggest question is never answered. </li></ul>ANA PINTO
  16. 16. QUOTES <ul><li>Two important quotes from the story &quot;Just fish” : This was said by the Father, we felt it was very mysterious because you're not sure if the characters in the story are eating fugu, or not. “Despite our difference of years, my sister and I were always close.” : This was thought of by the Son. We chose this quote because it showed that although the Father and Son were not close, the daughter and son were. </li></ul>ANA PINTO

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