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  • BY:Patricia McCormick
  • sold Addie Hammond
  • This is the exposition to the story because it represents Lakshmi and her family. She had a baby brother, mom, stepfather and a goat. The also lived in a small village in Nepal. "Atin rook means that when the rains come, the fire stays lit and the baby stays healthy."
  • This is the rising action because it shows how her stepfather made her go work in the city, this is supposed to represent where she worked while trying to earn money for her family. "Say your prayers every day and wash your skirt and blouse once a month. " "You will make us proud," Ama says,"as the first member of our family to leave the mountain... then you can tell us all about the world beyond this one."
  • This house is supposed to represent the Happiness House, which is the climax of the story. Which is a very ironic name for the house because only the men who were using the girls were happy. "This place is dark as a cave, and it smells of liquor and incense. 'what kids of a place is this?' i ask uncle 'Happiness House,' he says 'Auntie Mumtaz will explain it all to you."
  • This is supposed to represent the American guy who was supposed to use Lakshmi. This ended up being the falling action because he told her that he can help her. "The American man says he will come back. He will return, he says, as soon as he can, with the other men and the good police officers who will force Mumtaz to let me go.
  • The resolution is when she escaped the house and told the police officer what had been going on. " I see my American. There are other men with him, Indian men, and the American lady from the picture. 'My name is Lakshmi,' i say. 'I am from Nepal. I am fourteen years old."
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