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"Charles" - Short Story Assignment

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Saksham Malhotra

on 1 March 2013

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Transcript of "Charles" - Short Story Assignment

Charles By Shirley Jackson Plot Graph Introduction
Reveals characters (Laurie, Laurie's mom)
Shows Laurie's personality and age.
Gives information about the characters
Shows us the setting Introduction Trigger incident Trigger Incident
The moment when Laurie tells his parents about Charles Rising Action Rising Action
All the bad things Charles does in class
The times when Laurie narrates all of Charles's incidents to his parents
It also includes some of the good things Charles did Climax Climax
When Laurie's mother finally gets time to talk to his teacher
They were talking about Laurie's time in kindergarten Conclusion Conclusion
When Laurie's teacher tells his mother that there is no one named Charles in his class Theme The theme of the story is that if you lie you will eventually get caught .
It is also about behavior and how we should always behave properly. Character Analysis Charles Naughty
Disrespectful
Mean Symbol - 'Charles' Literary Devices Metaphor - "the baby was being a Charles when she cried
all afternoon" Quotes Quote 3: “Charles?” she said. “We don’t have any Charles in the kindergarten.” Imagery - ".... he renounced corduroy overalls with
bibs and began wearing blue jeans with a belt..." Quote 1: He came running home the same way, the front door slamming open, his cap on the floor, and the voice suddenly become raucous shouting, “Isn’t anybody here?” Proof: ..... Laurie said, “Charles wanted to color with green crayons so he hit the teacher and she spanked him and said nobody play with Charles but everybody did.” Charles Laurie's Mother Caring
Loving
Concerned about her son's welfare Proof: On Saturday I remarked to my husband, “Do you think kindergarten is too unsettling for Laurie? All this toughness and bad grammar, and this Charles boy sounds like such a bad influence.” Thank You Evidence: “Charles?” she said. “We don’t have any Charles in the kindergarten.” Quote 2: On Saturday I remarked to my husband, “Do you think kindergarten is too unsettling for Laurie? All this toughness and bad grammar, and this Charles boy sounds like such a bad influence.” Evidence 2: “Well, Charles was bad again today.” He grinned enormously and said, “Today Charles hit the teacher.”
“Good heavens,” I said, mindful of the Lord’s name, “I suppose he got spanked again?”
“He sure did,” Laurie said. “Look up,” he said to his father.
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