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Chapter 18: If She Comes Up, It's Baptism

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Brendon Hawkins

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Transcript of Chapter 18: If She Comes Up, It's Baptism

Chapter 18: If She Comes Up, It's Baptism
Jaydah Aldridge, Brendon Hawkins, Everett Bronson, & Jerrick Ramirez
The Titanic is an example of
Rose starts off in a forced relationship.
After meeting Jack, she realizes what love is.
After the traumatic drowning of her new love and her survival, we can see how
Rose changed as a person
her "rebirth".

Chapter 18 is all about the
significance of water.
When a character goes under water and comes back up, it usually means that the character was
renewed or reborn.
Then after that the character will be a whole new being. Sometimes the character goes under and doesn't come back up, but the only significance this has is that the character dies.
What is Baptism?
Baptism is the use of water, usually on your head which symbolizes purification and regeneration.
Baptism is a very important part to very many religions.
It not only represents being loyal to who you believe in but purifying yourself and being "Reborn"

Book Thief Connection
Liesel did not want to take a bath,
In a way she was reborn after that.
She started to
that she
didn't like
around her.
The person being bathed doesn't necessarily have to change- This also holds
Liesel's mother
who showed a change of heart.
How to Read Lit. Excerpt
"So what exactly happens to make him a changed man?

Yes, he gets wet..."

"Water can be Restorative and cleansing even without submersion"
Although water may be positive, It doesn't always indicate a positive act.
for instance in drowning
Drowning is Baptism except the character may not always come back up.
Home Work Questions
1.) When and how is water symbolic of Baptism in Literature?
~ Water is symbolic of baptism in literature when a character encounters water(Such as rain, sailing , or bathing) and they come back as a new person Ultimately becoming reborn.
2.) What does it mean when a character drowns?
~Drowning can be a symbolic way of showing how a character leaves this world.
It may or may not have been intentional

ex. His life was swept away in the flood.
Learning Strategy Game
Take a Minute or two and Read each question then be the first one to raise your hands and answer the question!
1) What word does Baptism Represent in a Text?
2) What can drowning represent in Literature?
3) How did we connect the book thief to Symbolic baptism?
According to Foster there are two different types of Baptism: Literal and Symbolic
An example of literal baptism is given in this quote from the Bible
"And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

What is an example of Symbolic Baptism?
A young man sails away from his known world, dies out of one existence and comes back as a new person
He was Reborn.
Symbolic or Literal?
Lastly, We would like you to ask yourself these four questions
1) Does Baptism have to be religious?
2) Do you consider drowning a form of baptism?
3)Symbolically have you every been baptized?
4) What does Baptism really mean to you?
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