The open window

Essay by Jasmynne1997Junior High, 9th grade October 2014

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Jasmynne Taylor

Plot: Nicole gets her hair dyed purple so when the cancer treatment caused hair loss, it wouldn't be as much of a loss because Nicole doesn't like purple

Rising action: Nicole dyed her hair purple

Climax: Nicole has cancer, and the medicine to treat it will make her hair fall out

Falling action: Nicole's mother realizes finally why Nicole dyed her hair purple

Resolution: Nicole and the doctors' eyes locked, with them smiling at each other; his of compassion, hers of gratitude

Suspense: Nicole sees the color she's picked out doesn't compliment her skin, and chooses it anyways. Why would Nicole choose a color like that, when she's so attached to her hair? Why would Nicole dye her hair when she's so attached to it as is?

Mood: The mood is sad because Nicole is constantly trying to stop herself from crying about her hair. The reason Nicole is holding back tears about her hair is because she has cancer and the treatment will cause hair loss.

Theme: The effects of cancer

Characterization: Nicole is constantly telling herself not to cry

Symbol: Nicole's hair is a symbol of who she is. By losing it from the cancer treatment, it's like losing a part of herself.

Question 1: The Open Window

In the story The Open Window, Framton Nuttel is told by Mrs. Sappleton's niece, Vera, about the "tragedy" that happened 3 years ago. The "tragedy" is: "'Out through that window, three years ago to a day, her husband and her two young brothers went off for their day's shooting. They never came back. . .Poor aunt always thinks that they will come back some day, they and the little brown spaniel that was lost with them, and walk in at that window just as they used to...