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"The Little Match Girl"

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on 20 December 2013

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Transcript of "The Little Match Girl"

plot
The introduction introduces you to the little match girl and tells you she can't go home. She can't go home because her dad said she couldn't until she sold some matches.
The rising action is how she starts to use some of the matches to warm herself because she was freezing cold. But when she uses the matches she sees images of turkey and Christmas trees etc.
more plot
The climax in the story is when she has used all the matches and on the last match she is flying with her grandmother.
theme
characters
the little match girl is a main character. she is a major character in the story because the story is about her. she is also dynamic. she is dynamic because she went from being alive to freezing to death.
Her dad is a minor character in the story. She is static because he doesn't change. He is in the story because he kicked the girl out and said she could come back until she sells matches.
setting
The night was new years eve. It was frigid out on this cold winter day.
"The Little Match Girl"
the grandmother is a minor character. she is also static. she is their when the girl is dying.
mood + tone
the mood + tone of the story is sad that the little match girl can't go home and you feel helpless that you can't help the little match girl when shes freezing cold.
I think that maybe the story is to tell how the little match girl is poor and she spent her holiday selling matches. So maybe the theme is trying to show you how some people spend there holiday when there in poverty and don't have any money to have a wonderful dinner with a turkey or ham and rolls and potatoes and have a wonderful holiday.
the protagonist is the girl
the antagonist is the weather and her family for not letting her come back until she sells matches
more more plot
The falling action is when the picture of her grandmother starts to fade away but she wants to hold on to it for a while longer.
The resolution is that she dies from being to cold and hungry.
This story was a man vs. nature story she has to fight the weather but it is to cold
reasons why its the theme
1."But in the corner, at the cold hour of dawn, sat the poor girl, with rosy cheeks and with a smiling mouth, leaning against the wall--frozen to death on the last evening of the old year."
2."In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet."
3."She crept along trembling with cold and hunger--a very picture of sorrow, the poor little thing!"
http://www.americanliterature.com/author/hans-christian-andersen/short-story/the-little-match-girl
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http://www.americanliterature.com/author/hans-christian-andersen/short-story/the-little-match-girl
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