Instructions: The more clearly you understand this person, the better you will be able to tell his or her story. Answer these questions in complete sentences to guide your writing.
1. Who have you decided to interview?
2. How do you know this person?
She’s my mother.
3. Briefly describe the experience this person shared with you.
She was born premature, and born with polio. Her mom (my grandmother) was told that she wouldn’t be able to walk as she got older. Her mom left her in the hospital, and later o someone came and took her home for adoption.
4. How old was he or she at the time of the story?
6 days old.
5. How did he or she feel during the events of the story?
She was unaware, she was still newborn.
6. What emotions did he or she express while telling you about the experience?
Sadness, anger because her mom left her at the hospital.
7. How did he or she feel after the experience?
She was still a bit upset. Her mom never told her why she was left behind at the hospital.
Instructions: Establishing a clear conflict will help you shape the story. Answer these questions in complete sentences to guide your writing.
1. What conflict did your subject face?
She couldn’t run, jump, hop, or skip and play with the other children growing up. She had this routine everyday she woke up to rub some kind of cream on her knees to make them stronger. When she got older, there was a lot of anger and hatred towards her birth mother.
2. What type of conflict is this?
I think this would be a Person vs. Fate/God. She may be questioned why God had “punished” her like that to be born with that disease.
3. What created the conflict?
Her mother for having an unhealthy pregnancy.
4. Who is involved in the conflict?
My mom, her birth mother, and adopted mother.
5. How did your subject respond to the conflict?
She never sat down to ask question with her birth mother...