I'm Jamie Michalak and this is my friend Despereaux, he is a mouse.
IM A KNIGHT!
Setting - The kingdom of Dor
Welcome to the Kingdom of Dor!
Protagonist - Despereaux Tillings
Greetings, I am Despereaux and I am a kight.
"The Tale of Despereaux" by Jamie Michalak is the story of a small mouse who fears nothing unlike his friends and family. He even made friends with a human which is against the laws so he is banished and thrown into the dungeon that is filled with mouse eating rats.
Antagonist - Botticelli
I am Botticelli the king of rat world.
The adventure takes place in the Kingdom of Dor on the most celebrated day of the year and that is Royal Soup Day.
Conflict - Character vs. Society
Guards take him to Hovis the Threadmaster to be prepared for the dungeon!
Despereaux is a mouse that was born with a strange quality and that is he does not cower in fear. He reads books instead of eating them and he wants to grow up to be a knight. He even made friends with a human.
Theme - Looks can be deceiving
Well my little knight is back from his journey.
Botticelli is the king of rat world and Despereaux's worst enemy. Botticelli likes to feed mice to a cat for fun. He rules rat world with an iron fist.
Since Despereaux has talked to a human and not cowered and ran like any mouse he was brought to court. He was found guilty and sentenced to banishment by the mayor and the other judges.
Even though Despereaux is a mouse and people scream when he talks to them, he found a friend in the princess of Dor. She realized that even though he is a mouse, he was a person.