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Miracle in The Andes 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home By: Nando Parade with Vince Rause Journal 1 By: Zachery Flowers
SETTING Significant quote "I bent down to look out the small window. We were flying thick cloud cover, but through breaks in the clouds I could see a massive wall of rock and snow flashing past." Significant quote "It all happened in a heartbeat. then I was torn from my seat with incredible force and hurled forward into the darkness and silence."
BIRTH & ORGIN OF MAIN CHARACTER Significant quote "Many of us on the Old Christians had known each other for more than ten years, since our days as schoolboy rugby's playing under the guidance of the irish Christian brothers at the stella Maris school."
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HEROS FLAW, HEROS STRUGGLE Significant Quote "Susy Groaned softly and shifted in my arms. "don't worry," i whispered to her, "they will find us. they will bring us home." whether i believed those words or not, i can't say. My only thought now was to comfort my sister."
The story takes place in October 1972, deep and high in the andes mountains. A Brazilian rugby team is on there way to chile to play an exhibition game. When the weather becomes bad the team must stop in Mendoza, Argentina. They then have to make the decision wether to go back to Montevideo, Uruguay or go on to Chile. On the there way the plane flies through Some dangers clouds there plane starts to shake and when they come out from the clouds there are mountains all around them, it is too late and the plane crashes into the mountains.
WHO OR WHAT IS THE ANTAGONIST IN THIS STORY Significant Quote "Time itself seemed to have frozen solid. I lay on the cold floor of the fuselage, tormented by the icy gusts blowing in through every gap and crack, shivering uncontrollably for what seemed like hours, certain that dawn must be only moments away.,"
Fernando Parrado was born in Montevideo Uruguay. He has 2 sisters there names are Susana and Graciela, His parents are Seler and Eugenia Parade. Fernando plays on a rugby team Called the Old Christians, most of fernando teammates have known each other for more than 10 years.
Fernando internal conflicts are him keeping the will and motivation to survive and keep his mother and sister alive. Through all of the hard times they face the external conflict fernando must face is food and weather. the team and family members have barley any food dividing it perfectly they would only have enough for two weeks. The weather is harsh and very very cold.
The antagonist in this story is not a specific person or even a group of people. The antagonist in this story is the harsh and cold andes mountains. The mountains are dangerously cold and as dry as a desert. The survivors have to all huddle together in order to keep war and they must melt snow in order to get water.
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