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Exploring Prose - A Day's Wait Presentation

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Exploring Prose - A Day's Wait Presentation

  1. 1. By 2th Group
  2. 2. • Title A Day’s Wait • Author Written by Ernest Hemingway • Theme Fears
  3. 3. P L O T • Exposition The story opens as a father discovers that his 9- year-old boy, Schatz, has a fever. The father sends for the doctor and he diagnoses a mild case of influenza. As long as the fever doesn’t go above 104 degrees, the doctor says, the boy will be fine, and he leaves three different types of medication for the father to administer with instructions for each. Schatz’s temperature is determined to be 102 degrees.
  4. 4. Rising Action • It is a wintry day with sleet frozen onto the countryside, and the father takes the family’s Irish setter out hunting along a frozen creek bed. Both man and dog fall more than once on the ice before they find a covey of quail and kill two. The father, pleased with his exploits, returns to the house. • Upon returning home, he finds that Schatz has refused to let anyone into his room because he doesn’t want anyone else to catch the flu. The father enters anyway and finds the boy still staring at the foot of the bed. He takes Schatz’s temperature and finds it 102, as before. He tells Schatz his temperature is fine, and not to worry. Schatz says he’s not worrying, but he is thinking. When the father gives Schatz his medication, Schatz asks if he thinks the medication will help, and the father answers affirmatively.
  5. 5. Climax • After attempting to interest Schatz in the pirate book and failing, the father pauses, whereupon Schatz asks him when the father thinks Schatz will die. It emerges that Schatz has heard at school in France that no one can live with a temperature above 44, so Schatz thinks he is sure to die with a temperature of 102. He has been waiting to die all day.
  6. 6. Falling Action • Schatz’s father explained that Schatz is not going to die, because Schatz use Fahrenheit thermometer which is have higher degree than Celsius thermometer. So Schatz’s degree is normal now actually.
  7. 7. Resolution • Schatz gaze at the foot of his bed relaxed slowly. The hold over him relaxed too, finally, and the next day it was very slack and he cried very easily at little things that were of no importance.
  8. 8. Characters • Schatz’s father : wise • The Doctor : wise and smart • Schatz : innocent Setting • Schatz House • Frozen creek
  9. 9. • Point of View First Person point of view, because the author uses pronouns such as ‘I’ and characters name. • Language Style Figurative language = Idioms : “I thought perhaps he was a little light-headed and after giving him the prescribed capsule at eleven o'clock I went out for a while.” little light-headed means a bit dizzy
  10. 10. • Message 'Don't believe everything what you hear'. • Links To Real Life One should not blindly believe everything he is told and must probe the situation himself.

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