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Two Words by Isabel Allende

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Hannah Frassinelli

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Transcript of Two Words by Isabel Allende

Reporter: Hannah Frassinelli
Plot
Writing Style
llende writes in third person for Two Words, which lets the reader understand all the characters in a short amount of time.
August 5th, 1807
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Setting & Background
Reporter: Austin Brookshaw
sabele Allende joined the United Nations in 1959. Allende founded a feminist magazine and worked there for
Themes
15¢
Reporter: Adam Shelton
I
Belisa became interested in selling words
Traveled the world selling words in markets
She sold stories (love letters, arguments, verses)
El Mulato's men came looking for Belisa and when they found her, they abused her
She was then taken to the Colonel, who wanted to become President to buy words for a speech
Belisa gave Colonel two secret words
Rising Action
Exposition
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
Colonel became the favourite because of his speech
Colonel became obsessive over the two words
El Mulato set out to find Belisa again
Colonel would not give back the words
Reporter: Taylor Craig
Belisa Crepusculario
Protagonist
Colonel
Dynamic
El Mulato
Antagonist
Dynamic
Direct Character
Ambitious
Direct
Static
Scared of
Writer
Uneducated
Works for
Mysterious
Entitled
Antagonistic
Indirect Personality
Direct Background
Reporter: Hannah Frassinelli
"The importance does not lie in where you begin in life. Determination will allow you to achieve success."
"Love is stronger than the minds of the most callous people and if given free reign over their thought, it has the potential to extinguish any sanity in the mind"
A
orshadow: "She felt an urge to help him because she felt a throbbing warm beneath her skin, a powerful desire to touch that man" (Allend 4).
F
uspense: Choosing to not let the reader know what the two words Belisa told to Colonel
S
7 years. In 1989, she published a book in Spanish "The Stories of Eva Luna". This included Two Words.
Reporter: Taylor Craig
http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/slovault/2008/12/turn-of-the-century-advertising/
http://propnomicon.blogspot.ca/2010_04_01_archive.html
http://www.fledglingstudio.com/Glass_archives.html
http://www.burlingtonhistory.org/Newsletters/2004-2%20June%20newsletter.htm
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