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Dolores Claiborne

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Transcript of Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne is a primary character in the novel. She is a woman who has been through many struggles, such as her husband abusing her. Dolores ends up killing her husband but is never found out. But in the book, she is being accused of killing a woman named Vera Donovan.
Primary and Secondary Characters
Character Analysis
Dolores Claiborne: Was a woman who married an abusive husband she is not a happy nor sad person. She killed her husband because the amount of rage stored and the amount of the crap she put up with she could not deal with it any longer.she did state from the story "if god gave me another chance I would go back and the kill him again". she only changed a bit once the death of her husband, the only reason is because she now how to put up with her employer Vera Donovan. She made Dolores feel mad and on thin ice of bursting out with rage.
Stephen King
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947. Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham, Maine and then Lisbon Falls High School, and graduated from there in 1966. King attended The University of Maine at Orono and in his sophomore year, he wrote a weekly column for the schools newspaper. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1970 with a B.A. in English. One year later, Stephen King and Tabitha Spruce married and are currently still married and have three children and four grandchildren.
The Plot
Exposition - Dolores Claiborne who is talking to the police about the murder of Vera Donovan, her rich employer.
Rising action -Later on in the interrogation, Claiborne confesses the murder of her husband and explains why she did such a thing,like how he abused her and he even touched his daughter in not right ways, he also took out the kids saving funds to buy beer.
Climax - She then explains how she killed him on the day of the eclipses. Falling action - after being questioned and not being found guilty her life went back to normal and was better.
Resolution - is that they found out she was not guilty and it was a happy ending.
Written by: Stephen King
Dolores Claiborne
Prezi done by: Kyle Muehlberger
Setting
Dolores Claiborne
takes place on a little island called Little Tall Hill. The book takes place between the years of 1965 and 1980, we know this because of Dolores' talk with the police.
Secondary:
Joe St. George was Dolores Claiborne's husband. He is an alcoholic and a sick man. When his daughter was just 16, he started sexually abuse his daughter and would beat his wife, Dolores, and also stole money from his children's savings accounts

Vera Donovan is the woman whom Dolores works for. She is an overweight woman who is an emotional but very aggressive person. In order to make Dolores mad, she goes out of her way to do little things just to get at her

Selena St.George is the daughter of Joe St. George and Dolores Claiborne's daughter




Recommendation
I would recommend this book to an individual who has an interest in mysteries. This book provides plenty of suspense, scary moments, and definitely a great ending. Even if someone is not really into mystery books, I would still highly recommend that they read this book!
References
-King, Stephen. Dolores Claiborne. New York, NY, U.S.A.: Viking, 1993. Print.

-"StephenKing.com - About the Author." StephenKing.com - About the Author. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.
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