Storyboard for "A Shocking Accident"
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"A Shocking Accident" by Graham Greene Greene was born in Hertfordshire . He was the son of a school-master. He eventually became a traveling freelance journalist. He was a religious man who wrote about exploring pain, fear, and despair. DeNashia Correll 4th Period May 1, 2018
Jerome is one of the main characters who finds out about the death of his father. He discovers that people are amused by his fathers accident through Mr. Wordsworth. Jerome, narrator of the story, idolizes his father, but he doesn't like that people laugh at his father. Mr. Wordsworth is the character who presents the death of Jerome's father to him.
The exposition of the story was when the housemaster talks with Jerome in his office. The housemaster explains to Jerome about his father's death. Then, there goes Jerome to start talking about his father.
"Your father has been in a shocking accident, & he didn't survive."
The main conflict of the story that Jerome faces is his fear that people will know about his father's death. He feels that people will not respect his father for who he was. He also believes that people will ONLY remember his father because of his death.
Jerome didn't really know how to feel about his father getting killed by a pig, and he wanted it to stay a secret because he was afraid of what others would think. Jerome finally decided to marry the girl that he fell in love with. His family told her about the accident that happened with his father, but she still loved Jerome and didn't look at him any differently.
The theme of "A Shocking Accident" is all dealing with love, embarrassment, respect, fear, and much more. The story is showing that no matter what type of shocking accident happened, if someone truly loves you, they wont look at you differently over what you feel is "embarrassing."
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