Memoir Storyboard Project

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  • Exposition
  • GO HOME N******.
  • Rising Action
  • GO HOME N******.
  • GO HOME N******.
  • Climax
  • After the pep-rally when Melba was nearly choked to death.
  • I was introduced to the setting of the book (Warriors Don't Cry) takes place in the year 1957, in Little Rock, Arkansas. I was also introduced to the main characters: Melba, Grandma India, Mother Lois, and Minnijean Brown.
  • Allusion
  • 'A new voice in my head spoke to me with military like discipline: Discover ink sprayed on the contents of your locker- don't fret about it, deal with it. Get another locker assigned, find new books, get going- don't waste time brooding or taking taking the hurt so deep inside. Kicked in the shin, tripped on the marble floor- assess the damage and do whatever is necessary to remain mobile. Move out! Warriors keep moving. They don't stop to lick their wounds or cry.
  • Melba's first day of actual school at Central.
  • Falling Action
  • Melba along with the rest of the Little Rock Nine received severe harassment from peers, segregationists, and even her own peers. So much so that the family actually considered taking Melba out Central High after Mother Lois' was threatened that her job would be taken if they continued to allow her to continue her education from Central High School.
  • Resolution
  • Melba Pattillo Beals walks the steps of Central High School thiry years later.
  • When President Eisenhower sends the 101st Division to Central to protect Little Rock Nine, Melba receives a bodyguard named Danny. Although Danny only stays at Central for a short period of time he teaches Melba several valuable lessons and helps her discover the "Warrior" inside. After he leaves in the book Melba has several allusions to Danny.
  • When Melba tells Grandma India that she wished that she were dead Grandma India ignores and taunts her, saying that she would only be making the segregationist happy. Grandma India then insists that she needed to learn how to respond positively to her attackers because they wouldn't expect it and it would change the game.
  • Thirty years later the Little Rock Nine come together to view their statues from their first day at Central High School in 1957.
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