Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Novel Summary Sheet ~Quartering the Text ~
Your name: Ilan Blanche Quarter #: 4
Novel Name: The Throne of fire
Author’s last name: Riordan
1. Skeletal plot (Point form only- keep this short but insightful):
  1. – Awake the god Rah
  2. Survive while in Duat
  3. Capture Rah scarab

Conflict or “tension” eg person vs person, or (internal) person vs self; Is this important to the novel’s theme or purpose? Circle one  and explain: Yes

In this quarter there is a fight between Vlad Mekinshov and Carter Kane that sparkle important facts for the end of this novel and the next novel of the series too; as Carter gets the gold Scarab back and make the good side overthrow the bad side power.
2. Setting (When & where does various parts of your novel take place-how are theses places important to the character or the theme of your work?):
The fourth quarter takes place in the Duat ( a parallel world for mystic creatures) and in United States when they come back home. Most of the action happens in the duat, so it is a important place because the funny part of the story is placed there, and United States is not really important because the main characters just come back home and the story finishes.

3. Characters (Know your character types and why this is important to your novel! (Eg. Are they round/flat-why?/static/dynamic-why?) How many characters do you meet in this quarter or do you find more about their personalities? #

Bes : He lost his soul in order to help his friends, showing his loyalty and good character.

4. Point Of View~ Circle one!: 1st person  
§   Why do you think the writer chose this point of view to develop plot character or themes?

He chooses first person and alternate between the two main characters. I think this way of telling the story is really interesting and distinct , it is a different way of reading that i liked very much.

5.Notables on writer’s style and structure!
§   Are there similes or metaphors? Record a quote: “eat bitter taste sweet”
§   Visual or other imagery? Record a quote: “this is Rah, the lord of the sun?”
§   Is there unusual vocabulary or diction? Record a quote: “ There was so much magic pressure that my ears were tingling”
§   Is the novel structured with a particular idea? Record a quote or explain:The novel is structured to tell the story through the characters opinions, and the story is about good and evil and hopelessness.
§   Is there dialogue & is it realistic? Record a quote: “See what victory has cost to you”

1.   Themes: Record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
·   Hopelessness
·   Good versus evil
·   Romance
·   Gods

Personal Response to this quarter: what you thought or felt, related to, did not relate to; how universal is the experience that your protagonist goes through?

The fourth quarter was the best of the whole novel, there is much more action than the other quarters and there are many gaps filled. The main characters pass through many adventures in Duat, risking their lives many times.


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