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A Chip Of Glass Ruby:

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on 11 September 2014

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Transcript of A Chip Of Glass Ruby:

Mount Kibo
"A Chip Of Glass Ruby":
Written by Nadine Gordimer.
About Nadine Gordimer:
Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) published her first book when she was 15 & she came from a white family in South Africa & she won
The Setting Of "A Chip Of Glass Ruby"
"A Chip of Glass Ruby" was based in South Africa. The time was sometime between 1948-1994 during the war called apartheid which was a system of racial segrigation cause by the national gov't.
The Plot & Climax:
The Tone Of The Story:
The tone of the story is very cold. The author uses this tone & diction to convey how they are in a dark time, brewing a revolution. This can be proved by the quotes, "...all day faded into a
Morose
and
Accusing
silence." and , "His face hardened in
Supcious

Anticipation
..."
The Main Characters Of The Story:
Mrs Banjee: The storys main protaginist, she is very dedicated to her entire family & is caring for everyone. the quote "Whats's the difference, Yusuf? We've all got the same troubles." (Page 696 paragraph 1 line 4) shows that she doesn't care of race. She was also an anit-gov't rebel & she was arrested for having a duplicator machine that she was using inorder to help said rebels. Mrs. Banjee is a flat character as well.
Mr Banjee: The stories secondary protagionist, he follows a very strict routine to tend to his fruit cart even after his wife is sent to jail. He does care for his children even though he doesn't show it, which is also why he is on the cart all day no matter what, as he says "I've got a liviong to earn" (Page 703 paragraph 4 line 216) because he wants to provide for his family.
Girlie: She is the eldest daughter, who happens to be pregnate & she takes care of the rest of the children while the father is at work and the mom is in jail & she tries to get her out by going to a lawyer as shown in the quote " Girlie had gone to Mohammed Ebrahim, the lawyer. and when he found out where their mother had been taken." (Page 703 paragraph 2 line 197).
The Centeral Conflict:
The centeral conflict is that Mrs. Bamjee is adding the rebels in a revolution when she gets arrested by the South Africans form of the secret service.
Centeral Theme:
Thank You For Being A Good Audiance. Or Hopefully You Are. I'm Writing This Before Hand So I Actually Have No Idea If You Were.
Made By David, Tori, And Dusty.
(Based on the setting of "A Chip Of Glass Ruby.")
a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. She wrote many novels including "
The Conservationist
", "
Crimes of Conscience
", "
Get a Life
" & many more.
The story "
A Chip of Glass Ruby
" is about a woman (Mrs. Banjee) who was assisting the rebels during a war. One day she brings home a duplicating maching that she uses to help the rebels. Later on, she starts bringing home rebels and assisting them more and more
which eventually leads to her being arrested.
When she went to jail, her eldest child
Girlie takes care of the family
while
her husband continues with his daily routine
.
As Mr. Banjee's birthday comes up Mrs. Banjee comes home to celebrate it with him
, &
he realizes why she did everything she did.
The centeral theme in "A Chip Of Glass Ruby" is that sometimes you can get in trouble for doing the right thing. This can be proven by the quote: "Whats's the difference, Yusuf? We've all got the same troubles." meaning that she cared for the Indians & she later gets arrested for supporting equal rights. attempting to free South Africa from a bad gov't.
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