Presentation Title

Tainted Daisies

Date

5-13-2020

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My presentation is the opening chapter for a novel. In the first chapter, the main character, Annette, returns home to attend her brother's funeral. Annette is reluctant to return home because she is trying to escape from her family. To Annette, her family depicts deceit, manipulation, and moral evil because of their involvement with the Italian mafia. In the beginning of the novel, we see Annette reunite with her brother, sister and uncle. Her parents have already passed. The reunion with her brother and sister highlights how Annette feels uncomfortable with her siblings' lifestyle. However, she tries to avoid direct confrontation with her brother and sister by making awkward small talk. In the first section of the novel, we also see Annette explore her childhood home. As Annette moves from room to room, we get small glimpses into her early life. We see and feel the apprehension that Annette feels as she is confronted by unpleasant memories. Through the description of the house, the conversations with her family, and her inner thoughts, we understand that Annette is running away from something. She is running away from the shame of who her family is, and, therefore, she is running away from the identity that her family gives to her. Annette's fear that she will become like her siblings propels her to put up a wall between herself and her family. The portion that I submitted explores the distance that Annette has created between herself and her family.

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May 13th, 12:00 AM

Tainted Daisies

My presentation is the opening chapter for a novel. In the first chapter, the main character, Annette, returns home to attend her brother's funeral. Annette is reluctant to return home because she is trying to escape from her family. To Annette, her family depicts deceit, manipulation, and moral evil because of their involvement with the Italian mafia. In the beginning of the novel, we see Annette reunite with her brother, sister and uncle. Her parents have already passed. The reunion with her brother and sister highlights how Annette feels uncomfortable with her siblings' lifestyle. However, she tries to avoid direct confrontation with her brother and sister by making awkward small talk. In the first section of the novel, we also see Annette explore her childhood home. As Annette moves from room to room, we get small glimpses into her early life. We see and feel the apprehension that Annette feels as she is confronted by unpleasant memories. Through the description of the house, the conversations with her family, and her inner thoughts, we understand that Annette is running away from something. She is running away from the shame of who her family is, and, therefore, she is running away from the identity that her family gives to her. Annette's fear that she will become like her siblings propels her to put up a wall between herself and her family. The portion that I submitted explores the distance that Annette has created between herself and her family.