Independent Reading Exposition

Connect with the conflict. Write a text-to-self response in which you connect with the protagonist’s struggle to overcome one of the conflicts listed in the definitions above. Who or what is the main character struggling against? Ask yourself if you’ve also struggled in the same way. Your first paragraph must explore one type of conflict in your independent novel and provide MLA formatted quotes to show your understanding of the type of conflict. Your second paragraph should be a much longer paragraph, in which you describe your own struggle to overcome the same type of conflict that the protagonist struggles to overcome. Include specific examples from your own life.

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I’m doing an analysis on the book “ILLUMINAE” Written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. In my analysis, I am focusing on the element of fiction, Conflict. In the book “ILLUMINAE” There were various conflicts that took place. After reading the first couple of pages it had become evident that this book is based more on a man to Society plot. After reading a couple of pages it has also come to my attention that this “World” that they are(The characters) living in is dangerous. Because in our real-life world it would be highly unlikely to one day go to school, then get attacked by flying spaceships. Moreover, I believe that Kady (One of the main characters) Is a generous girl. Because even though she broke up with her boyfriend that same morning, She still decides to help him out and escape with him. We can see that there are many conflicts in just the exposition. But what we could also see is the character traits, and how they change based on the situation or conflict that is going on.

A couple of conflicts that Kady and or Ezra have to overcome is the adjustment to a different society. Everyone has gone through this one point or another. For Kady and Ezra, it’s joining different ships and getting separated. I remember when I was young I had to go through this a lot. When I was younger a lot of my friends would leave each year, and It was sometimes hard for me to cope. Although I could send mail to them like Kady and Ezra, It still wasn’t the same. Another change for me was moving to ISB, this was definitely a different move, And although at first I completely disagreed with this idea, It turned out that a lot of opportunities opened up to me. I’ve noticed that “After rain always comes a rainbow”, Meaning for anything negative that is happening there is a positive reason and it could somewhat beneficial at the end. Another Conflict that Kady and Ezra have been going through is friendship issues. This is a very common conflict that everyone has probably gone through. In the book “ILLUMINAE” The main friendship conflict was lack of communication. On pg. 2, you could see that Kady explains her struggles with Ezra in the form of an interview. I deeply connected with this part because friendship issues has happened a lot of times in my life. Such as when some people misunderstand and assume things about me that aren’t true. A quote that interested me was when Ezra said “But there was another guy that looked like me, and he was laughing” Ezra said this when he was retelling his dream to the interviewer. He had dreams and thoughts that spoke vividly by themselves. We could also infer about the doubt that Ezra has about His and Kady’s future friendship.

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