Dark brown dog

Dark brown dog
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Storyboard Description

The message of the story is to show how ugly hatred can be. In some people's eyes this story is about slavery. The dark brown dog represents an African American slave. The young boy and his family are his owner. The dog (slave) gets beaten by his owners which represents slavery and abuse. Even though the story is very sad it is also very honest and shows how terrible people can truly treat others through abuse, suffering, and loss. They are all very sad topics, but they are the reality many people over the years have suffered.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • I say we keep it.
  • He can't be serious.
  • Rising Action
  • Stop you'll hurt him!
  • In the early 1900 slavery was abolished. A young boy and a dog meet, the boy pets the dog and the dog jumps on him wanting to play. As a reaction the boy smacks the dog down. The boy cares for others and does all he can to protect them. The dog does as he's told and pleads for forgiveness when he does something to displease his owner.
  • Climax
  • The developing conflict in the story is when the dog follows the boy home, and he asks to keep the brown dog though the family does not want to keep it. The father purposefully allows the boy to keep the dog to annoy the rest of the family.
  • Falling Action
  • The family starts to treat the dog poorly by abusing it and throwing objects at it.
  • Resolution
  • The dad comes home drunk one night and finds the dog. In anger he grabs the dog and throws him out of the window.
  • I've had it with this dog!
  • OH NO!!
  • The dog lays motionless on the floor. The little boy goes outside and sits beside the dog until night fall.
  • I'm sorry.
  • The boy stays with the dog. He could have moved on, but shows how he's changed for the better
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