Lorenzo Rega 6 th Hour. S.
In the first part of the story Sonby Lois Lowry, the setting takes place in a community in a future not really far from us, but with a reality completely different. For example in this community there aren’t colors, everything is in black and white and the climate doesn't change, it always looks cloudy. Everything is organized in a certain way, almost like a dictatorship. In fact, at the age of twelve, kids are assigned a job and they must transfer from their home to the building that that is made for the job they got. For example there is the Birthmothers' dormitory, a building where birthmothers (girls who produce babies) live, the Nurturing Center, where newborns pass their first year of life, and the Hatchery Center where our protagonist works as a Hatchery assistant.
In the second part of the story the setting moves into a small village near cliffs. This place is actually similar to our world. There are colors, the climate changes and people are freer. They can choose their job, where they want to live and when they want to start working.
The last part of the book develops into another village that was founded by Jonas. This village is very peaceful and has everything a man needs, people, here almost don’t know what evil is. In this village, live people that didn’t like the place where they lived before.
Claire is the protagonist of the story. She is a dynamic and a major character. She is a fourteen year old girl who is assigned the job of a birthmother, a woman who produces children. At first we don’t know the color of her eyes and hair because the community where she comes from doesn’t have colors, it is all in black and white, but when she moves to the other village we figure out that she has blond hair, blue eyes, and a really light skin; that is a reason of why they call her Water Claire. She is really nice to everyone, even if she doesn’t like to talk a lot because she is shy. Claire is only fourteen, but she is a really wise person.
This is a picture of Claire because she has blond hair and blue eyes
Rising Action- The series of conflicts and crisis that lead to the climax
Climax- the most intense moment, either mentally or in action
Claire after the trade becomes old, but finds the village where her son (whose real name is Gabe) lives and even if now she lost her youth she is really happy.
This picture shows Claire’s feelings.
Falling Action- The events and complications begin to resolve themselves.
Some conflicts in Son are:
Theme- It is the central message of the story
A big theme in Son is loss.
-”Her every thought now was on the newchild had held for a moment, whose light eyes she had gazed into briefly, whose curly hair had touched her chin for too short time. Number Thirty-six.”(Lowry 48)-”Now she thought of nothing else, of no one else”(52)
Resolution- The conclusion, the untangling of events in the story
When Gabe returns home, Claire is young again. Finally the family reunited goes back to the cliff village, so that Claire can stay with Einar again.
This picture shows Claire and Gabe reunited