The Beginning of After

The Beginning of After

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  • Initial Dialogue or Event
  • Laurel said, "Mrs. Kaufman was worried we'd be lonely because Nana isn't coming down for Seder this year," (Castle 3).
  • Propels the Action By...
  • Laurel's mom stated, "Oh, Laurel's going to head home. She's got some homework to finish up," (Castle 7).
  • Davids said, "I can't go either. I have to go down to Kevin's..." (Castle 7).
  • Outcome
  • Mrs. Dill said, "'Just close your eyes and breathe,' said Mrs. Dills. 'Just breathe,'" (Castle 14).
  • The police told Laurel that her, "mother, father, and someone they assumed was my brother had been pronounced dead on arrival... So had Mrs. Kaufman. Mr. Kaufman was in the emergency room. Not dead on arrival. More like pretty seriously messed up on arrival," (Castle 12-13).
  • Laurels grandmother couldn't come to their house for Seder so their neighbors, the Kaufman's, invited them to their house.
  • Initial Dialogue or Event
  • {pg 7} Both of the moms forgot to make dessert so they go to get ice cream. Laurel wanted to study for her SIT's so she didn't go and David also got out of it because he went to his friends house.
  • Propels the Action by...
  • "They said he's not going to get better," (Castle 144).
  • Laurels is home alone talking to Meg when she opens the door and an officer tells her that all of her family, her father, mother, brother and the Kaufman's died in a car accident.
  • Outcome
  • "'I don't know what I want. I just want to get on with my life. I thought I had that figured out, but now... I mean, am I going to have I take care of him. If he's in a wheelchair,'" (Castle 379).
  • Laurel found out that her mother, brother, and father died in a car accident along with her neighbor, Mrs. Kaufman and Mr. Kaufman was put in a coma. Laurel used to be really close to David Kaufman, their son, but now since they are both in High School they have grown apart.
  • David has been traveling the country because he can't face home since so many things represent his family to him. He came back to sort through everything in their house because his grandparents are selling it. He also got the courage to visit his father in the hospital. The doctors say that his father is not going to get better and that he will always be in the coma.
  • Mr. Kaufman wakes up and David doesn't know what to do. The doctors say that he will never be able to use his legs again but he can use his arms. David is confused on how to lead his life not because he can't run away anymore because he has to be here to help his father recover.
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