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Short Story Fair Form 1

Short Story Fair: Synopsis, Character and Characteristics, Theme, Value and Messages, Tone Mood and Atmosphere, Language Style

Synopsis

The book is about three children Lee, Raj and Sam who were excited about going to the fair. That night, Raj’s father had agreed to take them there. They wanted to go on different rides at the fair. While Sam’s father was agreeable with the trip, Lee’s mother did not permit as she had no money to give Lee. The three friends thought of doing jobs to make money. They washed Sam;s dad’s car but ended up making mess and so were not paid. They walked Mrs Green’s dog and were paid a pound. However, the one pound had to be used to pay for a ball bitten by the dog. Finally, Lee managed to get the money to go to the fair because he was honest. He returned a wallet which he found on the ground to its owner. He was rewarded with five pounds.

Characters And Characteristics

Raj
1) Generous and persistent
2) Enjoyed going on ghost train ride

Sam
1) Vivacious and lively
2) Enjoyed going on the big wheel ride

Lee
1) Determined and honest
2) Enjoyed eating candy floss

Raj’s father
1) Loving
2) Willing to take children to the fair

Sam’s father
1) Caring
2) Allowed Sam to go to the fair but reminded her not to be home late

Lee’s mother
1) Firm
2) Did not allow Lee to go to the fair because of financial problem

Themes
1) Honesty
2) Friendship
3) Determination
4) Good neighborliness
5) Resourcefulness in the face of problems

Value and Messages
1) We must always be honest with friends and strangers.
2) We must think of ways to solve problems
3) We should not let problems get in out way
4) We must be willing to help friends and strangers
Tone, Mood and Atmosphere

Tone- excitement about going to the fair
Mood and atmosphere – happy, carefree and enthusiastic

Language and Style
1) Simple language and easy to understand
2) Style – simple style with a lot of dialogue

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