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Transcript of Antaeus
Pg(114) The kids fight over what crops to grow and how to get the seeds.
Pg(116) The kids have to destroy their grass because the building owner made them. All their hard work is wasted.
Pg(117) T.J. goes missing for 2 weeks. He was heading back home to the South. Setting as Antagonist T.J. was calm and laid back but when he had to destroy what he grew he became defensive and angry. " They ain't gonna touch my earth, he said fiercely."
The other kids were kind of careless about the idea of growing crops and thought it was stupid, "...we all laughed." but then they enjoy doing it and become protective over what they grow. "Then he looked at the crushed blades and there was shame in his face." Influences/Reveals
Character Hopeful- You feel hopeful for the kids when they decide to grow something and when they are growing it.
Sad- You feel sad at the end because the kids had to destroy all their grass and hard work. ".... destroying with anger the growth we had nurtured with such tender care." Create Mood Symbol The grass is a symbol for the simple things in life that can make you happy. The kids were so happy to grow the grass but yet so sad the destroy it even though its just grass. Deal, Borden. "Anteaus." elements of literaturethird course. Ed.Robert Anderson. Austin:Holt , Rhinehart and Winston, 1993. 423-28. Print.