Bastard Out of Carolina

Dorothy Allison

Plot Line

Exposition: Mum's lecture on stealing and cousin Tommy Lee

Rising Action: Strawberry story and car ride

Climax: She returns the candy and the pennies to the store

Falling action: She gets banned from the store

Resolution: She wants to get back at the manager


-Internal conflict


-How she feels about her cousin Tommy Lee

Main Characters

"It was a hunger in the back of the throat, not the belly, an echoing emptiness that ached for the release of screaming."

Setting + Tone

-South Carolina

-Anger and jealousy


Jealousy. The daughter is jealous of people who have enough money to pay for simple pleasures; candy.