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The Battle of Jericho By Sharon M. Draper

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Toni Housas

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Transcript of The Battle of Jericho By Sharon M. Draper

The Battle of Jericho
Point of View
Third Person Omniscient
Author's Tone
Theme is:
A message about life or human nature that is "the focus" in the story.
Third Person Omniscient
Author/narrator knows more than one character's thoughts.
By Sharon M. Draper
Presentation By Toni Housas
Acc. Language Per. 1-2
The Battle of Jericho
"Just as Jericho was ready to agree, Rick then picked up the gun. The room instantly grew so quiet and tense Jericho imagined he could hear the sod of the flame from the candle as it flickered in the darkness."
Draper pg. 274
Sharon M. Draper uses a serious tone when addressing the audience about the Warriors and Jericho's trumpet, Zora.
Funny, Humorous
Sharon M. Draper uses a light-hearted, humorous tone when speaking about Josh in the beginning.
Sad, Fearful, Gloomy
Sharon uses a sad tone when describing Jericho and other characters' moods at the end.
Author's Tone
The mood an author writes with, how she wants you to feel, the emotion of the words.
"Even though he was tired and still slightly nauseous, Jericho practiced his trumpet for a half hour after he hung up. He winced as he thought about the competition, however, and he put the trumpet away."
- Draper, pg 187
"Josh's father had remodeled the basement so that the boys and their friends could dance, play video games, or just sit and watch TV. It was even sound-proofed, so that their music, which they played as loud as the machine would go, wouldn't bother the adults upstairs."
- Draper, pg. 48
"'Right now, Josh's death seems to be directly related to hazing activities. You know there will be serious consequences.'

'Please don't say the word 'death' out loud,' Jericho pleaded. 'It chokes me-I cant stand it.' Jericho took deep, gulping breaths of the wet night air."
-Draper, pg. 318
Protagonist, Antagonist
The good guy, hero. Usually the main character.
The bad guy, villain.

The conflict occurs between the antagonist(s) and the protagonist(s)
Protagonist(s) Are:
*Dana Wolfe

*Jericho Prescott
Antagonist(s) Are:
*Eddie Mahoney

*The Warriors of Distinction
"'Let's race our dogs,' Eddie called suddenly to Rick. He pulled Dana by her neck, lined up with Rick, who led Jericho into place, and the four of them sped across the warehouse floor. Rick and Eddie shouted with glee as they dragged Jericho and Dana as fast as they could by their collars."
"The officer scribbled notes in his book. 'When we did the Leap of Faith,' he explained,'it was just jumping off a chair with a blindfold on. When did the Leap of Faith get to be a jump from a second-story window?'"
Flash backs are:
A brief visit to a memory or the past.
The police officer flashes back to when he was a pledge and his Leap of Faith, off of a chair.
Flat Character
Flat Characters are:
One sided or limited characters that we know little about.
Flat Characters:
Eddie Mahoney is a flat character.
He is shady and we know little about him as a person; we know that his father is an alcoholic and that he likes Dana, but not much else.
The Theme of The Battle of Jericho is don't trust something you don't think is right. Don't change who you are just to "be cool" or "fit in."
"Jericho wondered why he was doing this. He remembered a family trip they had taken when he and Josh were six. The whole time Josh had kept asking, 'Are we having fun yet?' That's what Jericho was thinking now."
Harassment Hazing is anything that makes someone feel emotionally or physically threatened just to feel like they are a member of a group.
Violent Hazing is anything that might cause physical, emotional, and/or psychological injury or issues.
Hazing is a common problem that is made up of different power levels in a group/organization and in "a particular cultural context."
Team hazing doesn't include new members having to carry equipment, group gatherings with "community games," or meeting with teammates, unless it becomes embarrassing, degrading, violent, or dangerous.
Hazing is a type of bullying in which a person joining or gaining status in a group is asked to do something embarrassing, degrading, or that puts them a t risk for emotional or physical harm. It doesn't matter whether they want to take part or not.
Subtle hazing is anything that emphasizes a power imbalance between new members and previous members of a group.
Keim, Will. "Hazing Defined."
StopHazing.org. 2010. Nov. 19,
Hazing is something that a greater-status member may ask or demand of a new member, who usually can't resist because they want to join the group.
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