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A Long Way From Chicago

English project
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Ryan Shatzer

on 11 September 2013

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prologue
plot
characters
In the prologue We can come to the understanding that the story is told in the first person. The person telling the story is one of the characters in the book. The characters name is Joey(Joe). The story happened in past tense.
there are no characters in the prologue.
Shotgun Cheatham
plot
characters
Grandma lies about who shotgun Cheathams is and makes a reporter believe it. That night at the waking, Grandma shoots her shotgun over the casket because the drapery was being pulled at by the cat. Not knowing about the cat, the reporter acually
Over the course of the chapter the reporter gets drunk. The kids I believe start to think Grandma is crazy. Over the course of the chapter the kids start to like Grandma. Mary Alice was scared when Grandma shoots the casket. She left the room whenever the shotgun was out.
A Mouse in the Milk
plot
characters
The Cowgills blow up Grandma's mailbox. To aquire revenge, Grandma sets the shotgun in plain sight to be bait. That night, Grandma rolls a cherry bomb under the thieves' feet. The thieves are the Cowgill brothers. When Grandma mentions the mouse to their father, he whips them well.
Mary alice and Joe change a little over the course of this chapter. Mary Alice goes from being scared to shocked in the first few pages. The Cowgill brothers end up being whipped near the end of the chapter. At the end, Grandma seems satisfied. The kids were bored in the middle of the chapter.
A One Woman Crime
plot
characters
Grandma has been making cheese in the cobhouse. She takes the kids fishing. On the trip she coolects the fish from her traps. They go past the rod and gun club on their way to Grandma's old masters house. After that Grandma goes to the town border feeds the drifters that are being driven out.
Joe is scared by a snake that drops into the boat as they are fishing. The sheriff grows angry when Grandma rows past the rod and gun club. Near the end of the chapter, the sheriff is outraged when he sees that Grandma is feeding the drifters that are being driven out of town.
The Day of Judgement
plot
characters
In this chapter the fair is just about to start. The banker's wife asks Grandma to compete in the baking contest. Grandma ends up getting second because she switched the cards that told who had baked the pies. Joe enjoys the airplane ride his Grandma arranges after the baking contest.
Mary Alice and Joe acually are looking forward to the trip to Grandma's. Mrs. Weidenbach is exasperated about the fair that is coming up. Joe is excited about the plane rides at the fair. Joe enjoys the plane ride when he finally is able to ride in it. Joe dreams of flying a plane.
The Phantom Brakma
plot
During the early part of the chapter, the kids go to town to buy some pop. Mary Alice befriends a girl that is abused by her mother. She takes the girl home and feeds her in secret. Junior Stubbs comes to take her to a different town. The girl's mother tries to get the girl back. The couple gets on the train.
characters
This chapter has many characters. The highlight is Junior and Vandalia. This pair wants to be together for life. The parents of Junior don't want this to happen. The couple gets their wish to be together.
Shotgun Cheatham
theme
conflict/resolution
The theme in this chapter was easy to find. I believed that the theme was, being average is not how you get ahead in life.
The conflict in this story is when the reporter comes to town about the late Shotgun Cheatham. Grandma fixes this by telling the reporter a whopper. The reporter goes back to the city with a tall tale. This proves Grandma does not like outsiders.
A Mouse in the Milk
conflict/resolution
theme
The main conflict in this chapter is when the Cowgill brothers destroy Grandma's mailbox and knock over Effie's privy. The resolution to that is when Grandma tricks Mr. Cowgill into thinking the boys had dropped a mouse in the milk. The Cowgill brothers get whipped for what trouble they have caused.
The theme in this chapter is vague. Grandma basically gets revenge for when her mailbox was destroyed. The theme in this chapter, I had trouble finding one. I believe the theme is that you should treat others how you want to be treated.
A One Woman Crime
theme
This chapter is interesting. I would say the most important parts happen when Grandma is breaking the law (in the sheriffs opinion). Grandma trespasses on property, catches fish in a trap, and she feeds the drifters coming out of town.
conflict/resolution
The main conflict is when the sheriff encounters her feeding the drifters. He charges her for many things. Grandma simply states the evidence has been eaten. The conflict/resolution was fun to read.
The Day of Judgement
theme
conflict/resolution
The theme/main idea of this chapter was more complicated. The main idea in this chapter is when Grandma swithes the pies so that she woud not draw attention to herself by winning.
The conflict is when the banker'swife wants Grandma to compete in the baking contest. The resolution is when Grandma switches the note cards saying who's pie is who's.
The Phantom Brakema
theme
The theme of this chapter is simple. This chapter in the most important parts is about the two lovers getting away together.
conflict/ resolution
The conflict in this chapter is the fact that both families don't want their children to get together. The two lovers get away by employing Joe to pretend to be the Phantom Brakeman and stop the train.
Things with Wings
plot
characters
Grandma plans to sell things at the rummage sale. She tricks everyone into thinking that the hat and the quilt belonged to Abraham Lincoln. In the end she manages to make the bank give Effie Wilcox back her home.
Towards the beginning the kids are confused. In the middle of the bring and buy all the ladies are fighting for what Grandma is selling. The banker becomes less rich when Grandma talks to him. Joe enjoys his driving lessons. Lastly, Effie Wilcox is happy to get her home back.
Things with Wings
theme
The theme is, don't underestimate a woman.
conflict
The conflict is when Effie Wilcox loses her home when the bank is foreclosing on her house. The resolution happens when Grandma forces the banker to give Effie back her home.
Centennial Summer
plot
characters
The cenntenial celebration was in effect on their last visit to Grandma's. The children have to dress up like in the 1830s. During the talent show, Mary Alice won the trophy for first place. Later, during the parade, Grandma shows up with an older settler than Mrs. Weidenbach's father.
The kids feel annoyed thinking they were too old for the annual trip to Grandma's. Mary Alice is happy when she wins the talent show. Grandma is satisfied when she shows up with the oldest settler in the town. The two old men fought in the middle of the parade.
Centennial Summer
theme
The theme of this chapter is, a happy gathering in the town. This is the last time the kids visit. The theme here appears to be, don't judge a book by it's cover.
conflict
First, the conflict is when the banker's wife asks Grandma to run the celebration while she runs the campaign for Her father. The later conflict is when the two old men start fighting. The resolution to all of this was when the fight was stopped.
The Troop Train
plot
characters
Joe enrolls in the army air corps. in order to be able to fly. Grandma waves as the train passes through town.
Joe is excited to be able to fly a plane. Grandma seemed happy when she was waving as the train passed.
The Troop Train
theme
conflict/resolution
The theme of this chapter seems to be that the characters will never see eachother again.
Joe wants to fly again. The resolution is that he joins the army air corps.
The Troop Train
The setting happens as the train as passing through town. This happened in 1942.
The Phantom Brakema
This story took place in 1933. The story started at The Coffee Pot Cafe. Farther into the book, The story occurrs mainly at Grandma's house. The chapter had a twist in setting when the couple boarded the train with Joe's help.
A Mouse in the Milk
This chapter happened in 1930. This chapter was always at Grandma's house. The only exception is when Joe runs to the church to get the Cowgill brother's parents.
Things with Wings
This story took place in 1934. The beginning happened at the train station. next, the group traveled to the picture show after a short break at the house. The road on the way home was important. The attic was where they were next.
A One Woman Crime
This story happened in 1931. This story happened in many places. the story started at Grandma's house. They then walked along the road on to private property. Their next location was on the river. The group went to Aunt Puss Chapman's house. Lastly they went to the end of the railroad tracks.
The Day of Judgement
This story happened in 1932. The story took place first at Grandma's house. The remainder of the chapter was spent at the fair.
Centennial Summer
The time of this chapter is 1935. The places where it happened are many. The story started at the train station. Going along the story was at Grandma's house. The story had a highlight at the talent show. Grandma went to Uncle Grady's house. This story had
finally at the parade.
Shotgun Cheatham
The setting is simple. This chapter takes place in 1929. This chapter happened mainly at Grandma's house. The story also took place at the coffee shop in town.
Overall Theme
The overall main idea is a bunch of stories about two kids going to see their Grandma every August. The theme seems to be, keep your family close.
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