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  • Protagonist: Melba Beals
  • Pick it up, NIGGER!
  • Stupid Monkey
  • Monkey!
  • Conflict: Person vs Society And Person vs Fate
  • Ughh!
  • Stupid Nigger!
  • Better Watch out, Nigger!
  • Antagonist: Racism
  • 2,4,6,8, We Don't Want to Intergrate!!!
  • Melba is the main character of the book, 'Warriors Don't Cry'. She faces the struggles of racism on a daily basis and is constantly bullied because of the color of her skin which creates a huge mental barrier that Melba needs to get by in order to get through the rest of the school year.
  • Figurative Language: FL-H: "When I said that I couldn't meet him, he must have called me 1000 times that day!" 
  • Uggghhhhh.... Stop Calling Me!!!
  • Because Melba lives in the south and goes to a school full of white kids that pick on her a lot, she has to be able to stay strong and not let racism or the racist get to her or she will fail to make it through the school year alive, which makes Melba very nervous, angry, sad, and scared. 
  • Setting: Central High school, Arkansas
  • Central High School
  • Because of Melba's color of skin, she is constantly bullied and discriminated by whites in and out of school on a daily basis.
  • Vocabulary Word: "Grandma India would hand me the receiver so that I could talk to Link with a scowl on her face."
  • Its for you!
  • Thanks Grandma.
  • Melba thought to herself about how many times Link called her after telling Link that she dosen't trust him after what he said in the hallways, suggesting that Link really might or might not be a good person after all.
  • Ring,Ring
  • Central High school is the school Melba attends in Arkansas. It is where Melba is bullied the most because of her skin color by the white students that attend her school because they do not yet support that their school is being intergrated.
  • Melba uses the word scowl to describe Grandmas India's frustration and disapproval of Melba talking to Link who is white which at the time, thought that he must be a bad person because of his skin color/white, through describing her facial expression.
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