Black Magic Retold by S.E. Schlosser

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Black Magic retold by S.E. Schlosser
Story Literary Elements:

* Title: Black Magic * Characters: * Protagonist: Rachel and Geoffrey * Antagonist: Mad Henry. * Plot: When Rachael and Geoffrey returned from the elopement, they threw a big ball and invited everyone in town. While Rachel was waltzing with her father, she heard a clap of thunder. Lightning flashed again and again. Suddenly, the double doors blew open and a breeze whirled in, bringing with it the smell of dead, decaying things. Mad Henry loomed in the doorway, pupils gleaming red with anger. He was followed by the grotesque figures of the dead, who came marching two by two into the room. Their eye sockets glowed with blue fire as they surrounded the room. * Setting: A decrepit mansion at the edge of town. * Climax: The magician fell in love with Rachel but she didn’t, and he preferred to kill her husband and taker her away of her family and cut her tongue. * The point of view: I think that the family of Rachel had to request information about the place they wanted to move to be sure that was a safety place to live. In this way, they hadn’t lived bad moment like died of Rachel. * Resolution: Everything comes back one year later when Rachel appeared to her family and could make signals to tell them what was happened with her. * Moral message: If you wants to move to another place, you have to keep on the loop about everything in that place. Don’t risk everything just to live in another place.

Vocabulary

* Hermit: Someone who prefers live away from other people. * Decrepit: Old and in bad condition. * Wreak: To cause a lot of damage or problems. * Havoc: A very confused situation in which there is a lot of damage. * Waltzing: A fairy slow dance with a regular pattern of three beats. * Plucked: To quickly pull something or someone from the place where they are. * Gathered: If people gather

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