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no promises in the wind

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Megan Thompson

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Presented by:
Megan Thompson, Angie Sekrieh, Reagan Shea, and Oksansa Alvarez No Promises in the Wind
By: Irene Hunt Historical fiction is a made up
story drawn from history. Historical Fiction Definition: No Promises in the Wind is historical fiction because it is about an event from the past with a made up story. No Promises in the Wind is written in 1st person point of view.
You can tell it is written in first person because the author uses "I".

"You don't know how much I would like a job that pays, I said."

If it wasn't told by Josh then it would not be about his journey, his thoughts and feelings and what he did. It would be about everyone's thoughts, feelings, and actions. For example if it was told by Howie then he wouldn't have died and it would be a whole different story. Point of View Setting The setting is the main time and place of the story. The setting describes, the year, month, location, place, and can also set a mood. Characterization The author creates the sense of time and place by describing when and where the story takes place. Also by giving hints. 2 hints of poverty from the text:

(ch. 3) "The remains of a tattered blanket." That is a good example of poverty because they cannot afford a new blanket.

(ch.3) " Both of them thin from two scanty meals during the past two years ." Dynamic characters Characterization: The way an author presents characters.

Direct characterization-
character is described by the author, the narrator or the other characters.
Indirect characterization
a character's traits are revealed by action and speech. Conflict Internal Conflict:
Is the conflict within a character. External Conflict:
Is when a character fights, struggles or has conflict against people, nature, community, fate, and many others. Internal Conflict:
an example from the book is when Josh decides whether to go back to Chicago and forgive his father or not. Examples from the text: External Conflict:
Two examples from the book are the fight between Josh and his father and when they almost freeze to death trying to find Lonnie in Nebraska. Static Characters Dynamic
Josh, Joey, and their father Stefan are dynamic characters
Josh- becomes more responsible and forgiving
Joey- became more mature
Stefan- became more forgiving Bible Passage:
Exodus 20:12 " Honor your father and mother, so that you may live in the land the lord your God is giving you." Reagan's Theme:
To forgive and forget

Bible Passage:
Luke 1:77 "To give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins." Oksana's Theme:
Blood is thicker than water. All though there are made up characters in NPITW their are real historical characters too, like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover. Lonnie- stays selfless and loving the whole story.
Howie- stays the same throughout the story, he was always nice to Joey Josh. Megan's Theme:
I think the theme is never give up

Bible Passage:Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and
of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them;
for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." Josh is a Protagonist because
he changes during the story. Some of Josh's traits are forging, loving, caring, and responsible. No Promises in the wind is a great story and can be very easy to relate to.
These are examples of things this book taught us. Connecting to the Text Megan
I learned that I should always be thankful for what I have and what great friends and family I have to be there for me. Also to be thankful for how much food and how much goods we have. Oksanna
I learned that I have great friends, a family that loves me, a great life to live and have a house to live in. Angie I learned to be thankful for what you have because we are very blessed. I learned that we should be grateful that we have a meal on the table everyday and a roof over our heads. This book really taught me to forgive, forget, and to move on. Reagan Theme How you can identify a theme: 1. sometimes the theme may be clearly stated. More often, the theme will be implied or suggested through other elements. Here are our themes of the book. I think this story teaches me that I should always respect my family and friends no matter what, and to always forgive because that is what God taught us to always forgive one another, and to always be thankful for what you have no matter what. Oksana's Bible passage 1Corinthian 13:11 When I was a child, I used to talk as a child , think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. Angie's Theme
Never give up and honor your father and mother. THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!! :) - Angie Sekrieh, Megan Thompson,
Reagan Shea, and Oksana Alvarez.
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