The Leaving – by Budge Wilson

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The Leaving – by Budge Wilson
Setting:
~ six miles from Annapolis, up on the mountain
~ Halifax
~ May
Major Characters:
~ Ma
~ Sylvie
~ Pa
Minor Characters:
~ Jem
~ Daniel
~ Ira
~ Bernard
Conflict:
~ Man vs Man (Ma vs Pa)
~ Man vs Himself (Ma vs Herself)
Protagonist: Ma
Antagonist: Pa
Theme: Sometimes you do have to act out-of-the-ordinary to obtain what
you have or wish for
Point of View: First person point of view from Sylvie
Climax: When they got home – What would Pa do?
Character Descriptions:
Ma
~ tall, rangy woman
~ strong handsome face
~ high cheekbones
~ good firm chin line
~ full lips
~ short auburn hair
~ excellent legs
~ 45 years old
~ likes to read
~ left school in grade 5
~ works hard
~ doesn’t nag
~ name is Elizabeth
~ likes to sew
~ tough and patient
Pa
~ very tall
~ smokes
~ drinks beer
~ gives lots of orders
~ shouts a lot
~ shaves once a
week
~ hasn’t cleaned up
yard
~ raging temper
Sylvie
~ 12 years old
~ likes school
~ enjoys the sights
in Halifax
~ likes the library
~ hot dogs & chips
her favorite foods
~ in the school play
~ goes to Dalhousie
eventually
~ got a scholarship
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