In Groups:

RECORD YOUR THOUGHTS ON PAPER WITH YOUR NAMES- DUE AT END OF CLASS

-Discuss what happened in the book and make sense of it together.

-Identify the MAIN THEME of the book.

-Identify the literary elements that Gene Luen Yang used to deliver the theme.

Danny=Jin

Chin Kee= Monkey King

Wei Chen= Monkey Prince

Melanie= Amelia

Stay true to yourself despite social discrimination

Know yourself and accept yourself

Individuality

Dont worry about the judgement of others.

Humor

Symbolism:

Rock Prison- way for him to find himself- society

Jin’s hair- his choice to change who he is/desire to fit in

Transformer dolls- each of the characters transforms

Chinkee :  symbol for Jin’s chinese side that he cannot escape

Amelia- destroyed the relationship- social exclusion? Desire-

Dialogue

Relatable characters/plot

Three-pronged plot

Foreshadowing: herbalists wife

Character Development Transformation

Racism