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Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini

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Max Burg

on 13 March 2014

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Transcript of Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini

The theme of this book is to never give up on your dreams no matter how extreme your dream is. Harry Houdini was born into poverty, he did not give up on his dreams because he was poor though.
The Protagonist of this book is Harry Houdini because he is what the book is about.
The antagonist of this book is everyone who speculated against him. People thought he was a joke and all his magic tricks were fake.
Main Conflict
The main conflict of the story is when Harry Houdini was growing up in a very poor neighborhood and he had to scrap money together for his family to keep them afloat.
Man vs. Man
By: Sid Fleischman
Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini
Literary Elements
Imagery- language that causes people to imagine pictures in their mind

metaphor- a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar

simile- a phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar

personification- Giving a animal or made up character human characteristics

Foreshadowing- to give a suggestion of (something that has not yet happened)

hyperbole- language that describes something as better or worse than it really is

irony- the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny

paradox- something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible

symbolism- the use of symbols to express or represent ideas or qualities in literature, art, etc

flashback- a part of a story or movie that describes or shows something that happened in the past
Main Conflicts
The main conflict of this story is that all the people that didn't believe in Houdini had no skill. Houdini proved these people wrong by doing magic tricks that today people cant even understand.
The most exciting part of this
book was when he showed
everyone that he was the
best magician alive when
he made a Asian elephant
disappear with the
clap of his hands
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves or enjoys magic. I would also tell someone who enjoys reading about Houdini to read this book.
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