Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Day of Tears

No description
by

Daisy Baeza

on 5 June 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Day of Tears

Day of Tears By:Daisy Baeza Soon as the slave-seller called the name of the first slave he was going to put up for sale, the gray clouds turned black as a burned log. Lightning so bright flashed across the face of heaven , my eyes trembled in the sockets. Thunder rolled from one side to the sky to the other, back and forth, back and forth. My heart jumping like it wanted to run out of my body and find some place to hide. then down came the rain, hard as sorrow. " This ain't rain. This is God's tears" (3-4). In 1857, Pierce Butler, a plantation owner deeply in debt due to a gambling habit, held what became the largest slave auction in American history to raise the money to pay off his debts. Author Julius Lester takes this real historical event and tells the story through the eyes of those involved, black and white, both at the time and reflecting back on it years later.
Some of these characters are: Emma, a child slave who takes care of the Butler children and is sold despite a promise to her mother not to sell her; Sampson, a slave who believes in slavery and the inferiority of his race; Sarah, oldest Butler daughter, who takes after her mother in despising slavery; and Jeremiah, a white abolitionist conductor on the Underground Railway, who sets in motion more than he had planned. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/day-tears-novel-dialogue I am asking to keep my grade as it is, which is an A. I believe that I deserve to keep my grade as it because not only have I worked real hard for the A but I have also proven it within my work. I have learned how to wite monolouges, find conflict in the book, MLA, and how to write an argument. http://www.thingsmeanalot.com/2009/10/day-of-tears-by-julius-lester.html Monologue: Conflict: Conflict can be internal (a struggle to make a decision within oneself.) This is called man vs. self.
Conflict can be external (a struggle between opposing forces. This can be man vs. man, man vs. nature, or man vs. Society. Man Vs. Man Man Vs. Society Man Vs. Self Man Vs. Man: Charles & Sampson Charles is the son of Sampson. They are both slaves living with Mistress Henfield. Charles had to decide wether to stay with Mistress Henfield as a slave like his father, Sampson wants him to or escape with Emma, Charles, Winnie and the baby and be free. His father believes that being free is just a worry; why be free when he has everything as a slave. Mistress takes good care of him. Man Vs. Society: Mr. Henry Mr.Henry is a white man that is against slavery. He believes that they should be free and treated equaly. Mr.Henry had to decide to do against slavery and help the slaves be free. He helped Emma, Joe, Charles, Winnie and her baby. MLA Author. Title. Publication. Day Month Year. Online. Internet. http://_____________________.com. ------------- ------------- Introduction: Dialogue: Master: (Puts his head inside kitchen door.) How long before you'll be ready to start serving, Mattie?

Mattie: Everything's about ready now.

Master: (Master looks at Mattie with sorrow in his eyes. Seeing the hatred on Mattie's face he now regrets having sold Emma. He opens his mouth as if to speak, close it, and finally speak softly, haltingly.) Mattie? I-I don't know what to say. I don't know what to say. I don't know what got into me.

Mattie: I don't know you anymore. You look like Master Pierce Butler I know, then you would have remembered that my black mother nursed you and me at the same time. The Master Butler I know got his nourishment in the milk from a black mother's breast. You, me, and Will grew up here together like sister and brother. You look like Master Butler, but that's about all you got in common with the Master Butler I know.

Master: Mattie, I know how it seems, but you have to understand-

Mattie: All i understand is that my only child is on her way to som place called Kentucky and I ain't never gon' see her again. Whast you want me to understand beyond that? I hope you burn in hell! (Pierce Butler gives Mattie a look of disgust, shut the door and returns to his guest.) That's right Master. Run away! I ain't got no respect for a man who does wrong and won't own up to it. Run all you want, Master. God knows and I know: You done wrong this day and Satan is going to put you on fire like you was pork ribs at a barbecue. (103-104) Mattie: Everything's about ready now.

Mattie: I don't know you anymore. You look like Master Pierce Butler I know, then you would have remembered that my black mother nursed you and me at the same time. The Master Butler I know got his nourishment in the milk from a black mother's breast. You, me, and Will grew up here together like sister and brother. You look like Master Butler, but that's about all you got in common with the Master Butler I know.

Mattie: All i understand is that my only child is on her way to som place called Kentucky and I ain't never gon' see her again. Whast you want me to understand beyond that? I hope you burn in hell! (Pierce Butler gives Mattie a look of disgust, shut the door and returns to his guest.) That's right Master. Run away! I ain't got no respect for a man who does wrong and won't own up to it. Run all you want, Master. God knows and I know: You done wrong this day and Satan is going to put you on fire like you was pork ribs at a barbecue. (103-104) Example: Hill, Lester. "Miners on the hunt for deals." Mining Weekly. 31 March 2011. Online. Internet. http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-on-the-hunt-for-deals-2011-03-12. This skill is import to know because you will use it in the future for when you write papers. Ms.Jones and Ms.Reynolds might say that I don't deserve to keep my grade at an A becaue I didn't fully master one of the skills from the first unit. Counterclaim: Rebuttal: That might be true but, I learned how to write an argument. To write an arguement you need: Introduction Eyecatcher: Anecdote, Quote, or Statistic Background Information Thesis statement Body Paragraph # 1 & 2: Reason/Main Idea Explanation Evidence So what (Why is this important) Closing/Translation Counterclaim Others might say that... Repeat the same steps that were done in body paragraph 1 and 2. Rebuttal That might be true but, ... Repeat the same steps that were done in bpdy paragraph 1 and 2 Conclusion So what (Why this is important) Thesis Call to Action Conclusion: This is important to me because not only does it show what learned this year but aslso because it's part of my grade. I learned how to write a monologue, define conflict, MLA, and how to write an argument. I Deserve to keep my grade at an A. A lot of what happens in Day of Tears is painful, but there’s a lot of hope too. The novel is extremely balanced: it doesn’t try to use slavery as the backdrop for an inspirational story of survival, but it’s not completely bleak either. It acknowledges that there was cruelty and kindness; there were victories and losses. Man Vs. Nature This is important to know because there are more then one type conflict. It is important to know how to argue because not only will you use this in otherclasses or in college but as well as in daily life; You have to expect the unexpected. (: ----------------------------------------------
Full transcript