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Salt to the Sea Character Analyze

The book Salt to the Sea written by Ruta Sepetys, it takes place in 1945 during the final days of WWII. In this story, it is written in four different perspectives and as four different main characters. This is a character analyze multimedia. It analyzes differently personalities for the four main characters in the book, Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred. In this multimedia, it had added 2 quotes from the story supporting two main characters.

Flipped

 

Whoever loved that loved not at first sight?” — William Shakespeare.

Flipped is a book that is written by Wendelin Van Draanen. This book has two main internal conflict inside both main characters it is about avoiding and misunderstanding each other. Bryce Loski and Julie Baker met each other before the start of second grade, and when they first met each other they started their stories.

 Julie met Bryce after they moved their house. Bryce was a shy boy. When Julie first met Bryce she thought it was first love at sight. But Bryce was not sure he was shy and not sure about it, so he tried to avoid Julie. “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort” This is said by Bryce, this showed he tried to hide from Julie. “I thought I would die for wanting to be with him.”(11). This was the time when Julie and Bryce first met, Julie thought that she would die to get him, which shows her desire to Bryce, but after some problems with Bryce, Julie started to avoid Bryce.

Both characters had misconception to each another. They had trouble communicating with each other, for example, during the time when Julie gave the eggs to Bryce every day, but Bryce misperceives the message  and disgust the eggs and he throws it in the garbage every day. “Have you… always thrown them away?” (79) When Julie found out she was really mad at Bryce and from then on they never talked to each other, just because of misunderstanding.  Julie misunderstands Bryce, that he throws the eggs away, because Bryce thinks the eggs have problems.

Finally, Flipped is a story about funny, fantastic, romantic comedy, avoiding quarrals, and growth. There are a lot of errors for anyone who had fallen in love or out of love, for example the two main characters in this story flipped. All the time Julie thought she loved Bryce her but she never really knew him as she thought she did. Therefore, love is not something should be decided at the first sight.

 

 

Waverly

 

 “Every chess player was once a beginner.” -Irving Chernev.  Waverly is a smart child, but as the story grows Waverly starts to lose her innocence. In the story Rules of the Games by Amy Tan, the protagonist, Waverly Jong is about a young girl that is a master at chess, but meanwhile, she has a mother that is always strict to her which caused to change Waverly personalities

 

First, Waverly is a smart and knowledgeable girl, but she used all her knowledge to use in playing chess, and also on other things as well. “As I peered into the sack, I quickly fingered the remaining presents, testing their weight, imagining what they contained.”(3) From this paragraph, it can infer Waverly is a smart and intelligent child, because she uses her brain to make smart decisions such as picking a present for herself. Unlike, other kids just randomly picking a present for themselves, but Waverly estimates the presents and chose the present wisely. This is why Waverly is a smart girl.

Second, Waverly is not an innocent girl, anymore; the more chess Waverly plays the more innocence lost. For example: “One time I complained that the bedroom I shared was so noisy that I couldn’t think. Thereafter, my brothers slept in a bed in the living room facing the street.”(5) This part of the story tells that Waverly uses small reasons to make her brother sleep in a bed in the living room facing the street, while Waverly gets a better room. Also, the main issue that caused Waverly to change was her mom; Waverly mom puts too much pressure on Waverly, and so she starts to be cautious of her mother. “We not concerning this girl. This girl not have concerning for us.”(5) Her mom puts too many expectations on Waverly, which caused Waverly turning into a scheming child.

In conclusion, Waverly is a knowledgeable and  scheming child. Even though her mom is always strict with her, but this did not change Waverly’s interest into chess. Her mom changed her through a lot of things. For example manipulating her, to help Waverly improve on life, but  meanwhile, her mom did  not notice Waverly is changing into a scheming child. But anyways, thanks to Waverly’s mom who encouraged her to play chess, that turned a beginner to a master chess player.