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I've Got Gloria
Transcript of I've Got Gloria
Part One: I) Character
Part One: II) Setting
• Modern Day story based on the way the characters are talking and the event that is taking place.
• Nearing the end of the school year, possibly June, because of the fact that Scott was disappointed that he wouldn’t be able to go hiking with his friends, instead he would be taking summer school.
• North America, USA – Scott talks about going hiking in Yellowstone, which is in the state of Wyoming.
Part One: III) Conflict
• Scott failing math, Man vs. Self
• Scott’s revenge on Mrs. Whitman, Man vs. Man
Part One: V) Theme
• Realizing mistakes that you have made.
• Everything you do has a consequence.
Part Two: Literary Chart
Most of the story is a conversation between Mrs. Whitman and Scott, or between Scott and his father. It is in common everyday language
Reading the story and how Scott is trying to get revenge on his teacher is setting up for something bad to happen later in the story.
Story starts out as Scott trying to extort money from Mrs. Whitman for her dog, we find out that Scott is trying to revenge upon his teacher for failing him in math. When Scott is speaking with his father we learn that perhaps Scott is to blame for his failure, NOT his teacher. Scott learns that there are consequences to your actions and we wonder if perhaps Mrs. Whitman will take out her own revenge on Scott during summer school.
There are two main conflicts in the story, the conflicts are between Scott and Mrs. Whitman when we find out that she doesn’t have the money to buy back her dog, and the conflict between Scott and his father because his father feels that he is not taking responsibility for his actions.
Point of View –
The story is told from Scott’s point of view. It happens in the first person. It is mostly a conversation between characters.
• Gutsiness: Scott shows that he is gutsy (or daring) when he calls up his math teacher, whose dog is missing, and pretends to be a kidnapper who is holding the dog for a thousand-dollar ransom. As Scott phrases the ransom demands,
“A thousand dollars, Mrs. Whitman. A thou, in one-hundred dollars bills, and Gloria will be back drooling on your lap.”
• Vindictive: Scott shows that he is vindictive when he hears the teacher’s shocked reaction to his ransom demands, and then thinks to himself:
Got to you, didn’t I? Did your stomach turn over the way mine did when I saw that F in math?
• Menacing: Scott shows that he is mildly menacing when his teacher asks him not to hurt her dog and he responds by saying,
Gee, what a shame that you have to worry about such a thing. She’s a sweet little dog, and I know she misses you because she’s not eating.
• Hothead: Scott’s dad admits that he is a hothead when he is having a conversation with Scott about knowing when to admit that you are wrong.
He says, “
I thought about it and it bothered me. I’m a hothead, and I don’t like that about myself.”
• Family Man: He shows that he’s a family man when he shows that he is upset when him and Scott are trying to work things out. This proves he’s a family man because he is implying that he wants the family to stick together and be close to one another.
He is proving this when he says, “
Scotty, I’m trying to talk with you. About us. I want to work things out so we get along better”
• Honest: He’s honest with the fact that he doesn’t try to dance around the subject about Scott failing math. He’s straight to the point in proving that he’s true to his word and that school is coming before summer and fun.
Part One: IV) Point of View
First person - Scott Perkins