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Book Report #4 Where the Lilies Bloom
Transcript of Book Report #4 Where the Lilies Bloom
3. Kiser is hit by a truck and needs a caretaker. 5. Goldie Pease visits and wants her back. 4. The house caves in under the weight of the snow. Favorite Quote "I have never forgotten what he said - that this land was fair land, the fairest of them all. This is where the lilies bloom. This story is told in 1st person by Mary Call throughout the whole story. Where the Lillies Bloom By: Vera and Bill Cleaver Characters The Protagonist is Mary Call. Mary Call is also the Hero. The Antagonist is Kiser Pease. The other characters are Roy Luther, Devola, Romey, Ima Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Connell, and Goldie Pease. Plot Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution This story takes place around the late 1950s or early 1960s. They live in the North Carolina mountains. Roy Luther becomes sick somehow. Isaac Childers
Periods 2-3 Literary Devices Foreshadowing Mary Call talks about how in the past there had been false springs; how it looks like spring is coming then the next is the worst storm in history. This happened in the story rigth before a part of the roof caved in. Point of view This story is told through Mary Call as 1st person. Tone The tone is depressed throughout the whole story. There weren't really any major turns in tone. Favorite Quote "I have never forgotten what he said - that this land was fair land, the fairest of them all. This is where the lillies bloom." - traveler Conflicts 1. Roy Luther dies. 2. Mary Call, Devola, Romey, and Ima Dean have to keep the secret of Roy Luther's death. 4. The living room roof caves in during a horrific snow storm. 5. Money is scarce throughout the whole story. Family is the most important thing in your life. The climax is when Goldie tells them that they have two weeks before they have to move out. Also, Kiser finds out that Roy Luther has been dead. 1. Devola marries Kiser. 2. Kiser pays Goldie for the house and land. He puts the deed in Devola's name. 3. Kiser becomes a legal guardian for Mary Call, Ima Dean, and Romey. Mary Call, Ima Dean, and Romey get to stay together as a family. 1. Kiser gets terribly sick and is very dilusional. Mary Call, Devola, Romey, and Ima Dean find him and help him recover. While he is dilusional, Mary asks him for the house and the land. Kiser replies only if you save me from death. 2. Roy Luther dies from his sickness. They family is forced to keep it a secret so the "county" people won't come and seperate them. 3. Mary Call and the rest start wildcrafting, when you gather leaves, roots, and bark and sell them. They establish an income off this. 4. Kiser wants to see Roy Luther and keeps coming insisting he needs to talk to him. He leaves them his car for Roy Luther to sit in and unexpectedly buys Devola a pig. 5. Again, Kiser unexpectedly gives them a cow. Then, Kiser takes Devola to town to get her drivers license. While there, he gets hit by a truck. The outcome is a broken jaw and both of his legs broken. 6. Winter comes quickly and they are forced to stop wildcrafting. The whole winter is tough with heavy snow and little food. In the middle of winter, part of the roof collapses. Mary Call and the rest block off that part of the house and wait till spring to rebuild it. 7. Goldie Pease, Kiser's sister, comes and asks the Luther's where Kiser is. Mary Call and Goldie talk until the topic of the house comes up. Mary tells her that this was her house now and how it happened. Goldie is very angry because this was her house to begin with and Kiser has no right in giving it to her. This is when the climax occurs. 3. Kiser keeps on wanting to see Roy Luther and its a struggle to keep him from finding out that he is dead. Themes and Life lessons Themes Life Lessons You can't do everything by yourself; you need help in somethings.