Thursday, September 20, 2035
Language Arts: Mary Lynn Stalter
Literary Character -
Create a primary character
Give your character physical, emotional and cultural traits.
Write a secondary character who is supportive
Create a secondary character who is oppositional
Create a setting
Create a problem
solve the problem
Reading Log 09/19/35
Little Red Riding Hood
Setting: The woods and Grandmother's house
Primary Character: Little Red Riding Hood
Secondary supportive character: The hunter
Secondary oppositional character: The Big Bad Wolf
Problem: The Big Bad Wolf eats Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother
Solution: The hunter kills The Big Bad Wolf and removes grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf's stomach.
This book seems very unrealistic for many reasons. The wolf eats the two people, but they are still alive. I don't think that a person could stay in one piece and be eaten by a wolf. The chewing process would be deadly. The author covers himself by saying, "He swallowed her in one gulp"
Secondly, the wolf attacks human beings which I believe is plausible but rare in nature.
My story: Og and the Little Grey Wolf by Billy Boren
Primary character: Little Grey Wolf
Secondary supportive character: Og, a caveman and first human to domesticate wolves who's descendants became dogs.
Secondary opposing character: Ug, a caveman and a mean hunter who tries to kill the wolf.
Problem: Ug wants to kill Little Grey Wolf
Solution. Og rescues wolf and they flee Ug's territory. They become companions.
Little Grey Wolf lost his family in Scandinavia during the ice age because it was so cold. After his family died he fled towards the sun. He hunted along the way. One day he was chasing a rabbit for food when a spear landed in front of him. He ran in the opposite direction. The hunter who threw the spear chased him a few minutes. He ran into a cave and hid. Knowing the cave was inhabited by a fisher Og the hunter (Ug) did not explore it. For the time being he gave up the search.
Later Og, returned to his cave to sleep. He lied down to rest and landed on Little Grey Wolf who barked and Og screamed and ran out of the cave. Little Grey Wolf followed him out, but instead of attacking him, he licked him.
Ug heard the scream and ran towards the cave. Og stopped him. He wanted Ug to stay out of his cave. Ug saw the wolf licking Og, looked at him in disgust and left. All the while wanting to kill Little Grey Wolf and eat him.
Og caught some fish that day and brought it back to his cave. He cooked it over a fire in front of the cave. Ug cooked a rabbit over a fire nearby. Little Grey Wolf was afraid of the fire, but for some reason trusted the man Og, so he came and sat next to him. Og felt sorry for the wolf and shared some fish.
The next day, Ug tried to kill Little Grey Wolf and almost killed Og with his spear. Little Grey Wolf was afraid of Ug, but also felt loyalty to Og, so seeing Ug had no weapon he ran to him and bit hard. Ug cried "Ug, Ow, OOOOH"
Og cried "Nuh, nuh nuh" and hit the wolf on his hind quarters. The wolf let go, and ran into the cave. Ug grabbed a burning stick from the fire and swung it at Og. Og ducked, Ug burnt himself accidentally. And collapsed unconscious. The snow cooled his burn.
Three hours later he awoke very cold and angry.
Og feared for his safety and had already fled south towards the sun in the morning. Little Grey Wolf followed him.