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Seek, by Paul Fleischman

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Transcript of Seek, by Paul Fleischman

Seek
, by Paul Fleischman


Prezi by Grace Harter

Fleischman, Paul. Seek. Chicago: Cricket, 2001. Print.
Plot Events
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
Rob:"Except instead of looking back, it's like I keep listening back" (Fleischman 4).
Rob:"-since we've lived with my grandparents. I have no brothers or sisters. I was raised among adults and treated like one"(Fleischman 10).
Rob:"Each person not only had a voice but brought others into the house: the voice of radio, of books on tape, of my mother's Mexican soap operas"(Fleischman 13).
Rob:"Somehow that missing voice seemed to outweigh all those that were present. By the time I was seven or eight, I'd made up my mind. I would find him"(Fleischman 20)
Rob's Mother:"I smiled for two years. And then I got pregnant"(Fleischman 30).
Rob:"The back page had real news of interest to students: movie reviews, stories on minimum wage, ratings of Internet providers(Fleischman 99).
Rob:"But Andy not only took my mother to movies, he came to dinners with my grandparents, then backpacking in the Sierras with us that summer"(Fleischman 109).
Penelope:"The phone rang again. You were busy, so Zad grabbed it. I looked at his face and I knew something was up"(Fleischman 145).
Rob:"The guy said that I had a good radio voice. I remember being impressed
with myself"(Fleischman 146).
Lenny:"And I'm not just saying that because I'm your father"(Fleischman 146).
Rob:"There was my chance to blast him, to tell him how I'd tracked him through the airwaves, how I'd done all my school reports on Louisiana in his honor, how I knew his face and habits and brand of accordian but that he'd never bothered to learn the first thing about me (Fleischman 152).
Rob:"I don't know. It's like you're more like a stranger. Not really connected to my life. I really don't think about you anymore"(Fleischman).
Lenny:"Would you like me to be . . . more connected?"
Rob: "Not really"(Fleischman 154).
Rob:"I'm happy with my life the way it is. And the people in it" (Fleischman 155).
Rob's Mother:"Forgiving doesn't mean you approve of what someone did. It means you understand why they did it. Once you understand it's easier to stop condemning and focus on the present instead-"(Fleischman 160).
Tone (Exposition)
Rob:"That's what it's like. Exactly. Voices bouncing everywhere" (Fleischman 3).
Rob:"Except instead of looking back, it's like I keep . . . listening back"(Fleischman 4).
Tone
(Rising Action)
Rob's Mother:"He'd assumed I'd get an abortion"(Fleischman 31).
Rob:"Toward the end of eight grade, instead of losing hope, I felt surer than ever that the meeting with my father was approaching"(Fleischman 74).
Rob:"It was the first time I'd gotten less than an 'A' in behavior"(Fleischman 97).
Tone
(Climax)
Rob:"My real father wasn't coming back. And then: I don't really mind. I felt muscles, bones, joints, ligaments all relax, go slowly and utterly slack"(Fleischman 127).
Penelope:"I looked at his face and I knew something was up"(Fleischman 145).
Lenny:"And I'm not saying that just because I'm your father"(Fleischman 146).
Tone
(Falling Action)
Rob:"I don't know. It's like you're more like a stranger. Not really connected to my life. I don't really think about you anymore"(Fleischman 154).
Rob:"'On the Air' should have been on his coat of arms. He was a voice without a body. An insubstantial spirit. A creature of air. A true radio man"(Fleischman 154).
Tone
(Resolution)
Rob:"I'm happy with my life the way it is. And the people in it"(Fleischman 155).
Theme

The book
Seek
, by Paul Fleischman is about familial love. This theme expresses through humanity that family is important. The book
Seek
, by Paul Fleischman is about familial love and reveals that family comes above all.
Rob's Mother:"He assumed I'd get an abortion. Which would have been easy to do. When I said I didn't want to, we had a big blowup"(Fleischman 31).
Aunt Jessica: "You were positively edible, the cutest little boy on the planet. When I saw you, suddenly I was ready for kids"(Fleischman 32).
Rob's Mother: "I still had a book of nursery rhymes from when I was a child. Sometimes I'd sing them to you, and I'd realize I was singing the same tune I'd hear Grandma use when she'd sung them to me"(Fleischman 47).
Rob: And then I'd go hunting for my father"(Fleishman 44).
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