Storyboard- Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

Storyboard- Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
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  • Initial Dialogue
  • Ax + By = C --->  5x + 3y = 24
  • Carla, pack your things up. The principal will take you. Anita please help her out
  • Propels The Action By...
  • I'm gonna miss you Carla
  • Outcome
  • Anita (in the orange) is very shocked to hear Mrs.Brown (speaking) say that her cousin Carla (in the pink) has to leave.She is very confused and notices Carla's mother standing outside the door. Anita does not whether it is serious or not, but by the looks on all their faces, she shouldn't ask too many questions so quickly.
  • Initial Dialogue
  • Anita wishes her cousin Carla the best and says goodbye. Anita starts to wonder where she is going and why. Why is she going to America? She starts to realize her family is slowly being targeted and they did it for their safety.
  • Propels The Action By...
  • After Anita and her sister (on the right) start to understand what is happening, it plays a big toll on them and they start to get nervous and scared about what could possibly happen to their family. They don't know what will happen but they are definitely worried.
  • Outcome
  • Anita is shocked to hear her father (left) and uncle (right) talk about a cruel and disgusting topic. She overhears them say they want to kill El Jefe. She is astonished at his request and can't even begin to think of what could happen.
  • As Anita starts to think of the consequences of her father's decision, she remembers her family is possibly being targeted. She is scared and knows that what they are doing is completely wrong and can cause them into more trouble.
  • Anita came to realize that her father and uncle were wrong for what they did and they were killed in return by the SIM (a gov't police). Anita is devastated and hurt. She lost her father and uncle and doesn't know what to do. She is confused and scared, and realizes it's time for her family to leave and stay safe in America instead of the Dominican Republic.
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