Short Stories

Chloe & Karrigan

Setting (Africa)

"The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses" (written by Bessie Head)

- The setting is a prison yard located in Africa

"How Much Land Does a Man Need" (written by Leo Tolstoy)

- The setting consists of several country side villages in Africa

"I am Prepared to Die" (spoken by Nelson Mandela)

- The setting is a prison in South Africa

"Dead Man's Path" (written by Chinua Achebe)

- The setting is a small village and school in Africa

Characters

"PWWG"

- Brille (Brille is Round and Dynamic becauses he experiences internal conflict and changes by accepting the warder)

- Hannejtie (Hannetjie is Round and Dynamic because he experiences internal conflict and changes in the way he treats the prisoners)

"How Much Land.."

- Pahom (Pahom is Round and Dynamic because he experiences internal conflict and changes because he becomes greedy and it costs him his life.)

"I am Prepared to Die"

- Nelson Mandela (Round because he experiences internal conflict.)

"DMP"

- Obi (Obi is Round and Static because he experiences internal conflict but does not change)

- Priest (The Priest is Round because he experiences internal conflict.)

Plot

"PWWG"

- Brille, the main character is in jail because he stole. He is the leader of the prisoners and is their voice. When a new warder is mean to them, he stands up for them but is punished for his actions. Then he catches the warder stealing from the prison and agrees to keep it a secret if the warder works together with the prisoners.

"How Much Land..."

- Pahom is peasant that longs for land. Then, once he is able to purchase a small amount of land, he becomes greedy for more. Then, he discovers an offer he can't refuse. The challenge is tracking land and marking it as his own before sundown. He accepts the challenge, desperate for land and it cost him his life.

"I am Prepared to Die"

- Nelson Mandela is speaking to South Africans and telling them to stand up for themselves because they deserve equal rights.

"DMP"

- Obi opens a school and finds that there is a path on the school yard villagers use to go the cemetery. He closes it because he thinks it will ruin the 'image' of the school and upsets the villagers. Then the Priest goes to Obi, hoping he ill open back up the path; but he doesn't. Soon after, someone dies and Obi is to blame because it is a consequence for closing the path.

Literary Devices

"PWWG"

- (Glasses= show that Brille saw the warder in a different way than all the different prisoners. Ability to see people for who they truly are.)

"How much land..."

- Irony- "Six feet from his head to his heels was all he needed." This quote is an example of Irony because Pahom was always greedy for more land but once he died he only got what he needed.

"I am Prepared to die"

- The use of repitition in "I am Prepared to Die" helped Mandela prove his point that everyone should be treated equal.

"DMP"

- The use of irony helps prove the point of standing up for what you believe in, but tak ethe consequences that come with it.