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The Golden Kite and the Silver Wind. By: Ray Bradbury PowerPoint By: Lily McCook, Caroline Willis, Bailee Decker, and Auryan Esfandiari. About the Author. Ray Douglas Bradbury B orn August 22, 1920 Born in Waukegan, Illinois

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the golden kite and the silver wind

The Golden Kite and the Silver Wind

By: Ray Bradbury

PowerPoint By: Lily McCook, Caroline Willis, Bailee Decker, and Auryan Esfandiari

about the author
About the Author

Ray Douglas Bradbury

  • Born August 22, 1920
  • Born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • His most famous books are Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Martian Chronicles
basic information
Basic Information
  • Protagonist-The Mandarin
  • Antagonist-The Mandarin of Kwan-Si
  • Setting-China, 14th century
  • Perspective-third person limited
conflict
Conflict
  • Man vs. Man-the two towns are competing over who has the dominant wall shape

Kwan-Si

Home City

rising action
Rising Action
  • Kwan-Si builds their wall in the shape of a pig to eat the other town’s orange shaped wall
  • The two towns then start competing
  • Hunger and disease plague both cities because they are too busy to harvest crops or tend to stores
  • The Mandarin’s daughter sends for the Mandarin of Kwan-Si
climax
Climax

The two Mandarins decide to build their towns in the shape of a kite and the wind to signify their dependence on one another. Their walls will show that they trust and help each other.

falling action
Falling Action
  • The towns build the new walls
  • There is no longer a famine and everything goes back to the way it was, except now, the two rival towns are friends.
  • The towns are protected and comforted by their companionship
denouement
Denouement

The towns become The Town of the Silver Wind and The Town of the Golden Kite, and they prosper in their friendship. The two towns feel protected and beautified by each other.

the cities compete over wall shape
The cities compete over wall shape.

The Mandarins decide to shape their walls like a golden kite and silver wind.

The cities become friendly and prosperous.

The towns support and beautify each other.

The Mandarin first learns that the other city is trying to compete.

plot summary
Plot Summary

Two Chinese towns start competing over the shape of the walls surrounding their city. The Mandarin’s daughter whispers directions to her father and he relays these to the people of his town. In the end, she tells the two Mandarins to make peace. The two towns stop fighting and this brings peace and prosperity to both towns.

literary devices
Literary Devices
  • This is an allegory because the entire story symbolizes the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union

Symbols:

  • Walls-weapons
  • Wind and Kite- when the United States and the Soviet Union finally make peace
  • Mandarin-President
  • Messenger-spy
theme
Theme

Theme-It is much easier to have friends than it is to have enemies.