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The Watsons go to Birmingham

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jenna italiano

on 28 September 2014

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Transcript of The Watsons go to Birmingham

Setting
Resolutions
Plot: Rising Action
Kenny- smart, funny, creative, caring, helpful
Flint, Michigan
Wilona decides to just pull Byron's lips off the mirror
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W
atsons
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Birmingham
Kenny
Byron
Characters
Wilona (Mom)
Daniel (Dad)
Joetta
Grandma Sands
Mr. Robert
Character Traits
Byron- mischievous, disobedient, sneaky, disrespectful
Joetta- helpful, tattletale, sweet, respectful
Wilona- strict, serious, self conscious,
Daniel- ludicrous, suspenseful, sarcastic,
Birmingham, Alabama
The Watson house hold
School
Grandma Sands' house
In the "Brown Bomber"
Conflicts
Byron's lips get stuck to to the side mirror on the "Brown Bomber"
Byron plays with fire, so Wilona tries to burn him to teach him a lesson.
Joey's church gets bombed
The Watson house is very, very, cold during the winter b/c their heat isn't very good
The "Wool Pooh" gets Kenny
Joey doesn't want Wilona to burn Byron, so she blows/spits out every match Wilona lights
Fortunately, Joey wasn't in the church when it exploded
The Watsons can go to a relatives house to stay warm
The "Wool Pooh" is just part of Kenny's imagination
Plot: The Initial Event
At the Watson house, the heat isn't worth a squat, so they have to go to a relatives to stay
As Kenny and... well...just Kenny is scraping the ice off the car, (Byron is supposed to be helping) Byron gets his lips stuck to the side view mirror while "practice kissing"
Daniel gets lots of additions for the "Brown Bomber"
Byron makes his natural hair color and texture different, so Daniel shaves his head!
Mrs. Davidson gets Joey a goodbye gift, a small angel
Rufus and Cody start school with Kenny, and Kenny thinks that they'll be his saving grace
Byron and Kenny think they're on a "Welfare list", but it turns out, they can just buy they're groceries and pay later. So when Byron figures this out, he goes and buys Swedish Cremes without permission
Plot: Climax
Joey is at Sunday School, and people bomb her church
The Watsons make it to Birmingham
The 'Wool Pooh" gets Kenny
Plot; Falling Action
As

it turns out, Joey wasn't in the church when it exploded
The Watsons go back to Flint, even Byron
Although Joey survived the bombing, Kenny is still dumbfounded. Still trying to recover, Kenny goes and hides behind the couch (A.K.A, The Watson" Pet Hospital"
Plot: Resolution
After Kenny decides to stop living behind the couch, he can't stop thinking about how he could've helped Joey more
Kenny starts crying, and Byron takes him in his arms and tells him there's nothing else he could've done
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W
atsons
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B
irmingham

1963

Theme
I think that the theme of this story is that even though your family may be a bit more odd than others, they still love you and cherish you for who you are. You and your family should stick together no matter what the time, spot, or situation.
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