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The Journal of

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Maddi Doane

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Transcript of The Journal of

The Journal of a
Wife Beater
Written By:
Harry Petrakis
Presented By:
Annie Framburg, Gabby O'Hara, Laney Watters, Maddi Doane & Vanessa Henry
Stand up for what you believe in





Norms in society can be changed




Equality
Greece:
Women had no say in major decisions

Opportunity for men to maintain superior position
Greek names:
Vasili: royal, kingly

Nitsa: peace




Character Analysis
Vasili:
Beginning:
Upset with wife, believes she's being lazy
Hits his wife for first time
Middle:
Goes to priest
Decides he needs to beat her harder
End:
Decides Nitsa earned his love
Nitsa:
Beginning:
"Improves" after being hit
Seems scared
Middle:
Retaliates
End:
Finally Vasili's equal

Story Development
Rising Action:
Vasili's explanation of first beating
First Retaliation of Nitsa
Meeting with Father

Climax:
Fight in Kitchen

Falling Action:
When Vasili wakes up in hospital

Resolution:
Vasili seeing Nitsa as equal

Themes
Setting
Symbolism
Kitchen Beating:
Irony

Literary Techniques
Irony

Conflict:
Internal (Vasili)

Conflict:
External (Vasili v. Nitsa)




Significant Quotes
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