Draft Map of English Final (You and your father get into an argument. You…
Draft Map of English Final
Debrief: Not only does this show the similarities and differences between characters and yourself and characters with other characters. This shows that love is one of the most complex things out there. Someone could love you but act a certain way that may not portray that love. When finding out who you are most like, that doesn't make you that person. You may react to specific events like them but the in no way makes you that person. Each person is a complex individual so when you put two together, the love they share is equally as complex.
You and your father get into an argument. You try to walk away but he goes to grab your arm to pull you back to continue yelling at you. Your immediate response is to punch him because you are trained that if someone grabs you and you are not ok with that, you can defend yourself. To try to calm you down your dad pins you to the ground. You are very angry and frustrated. Do you...
Do you... yell back.
You are not afraid of him and don't see him as superior to you. You don't resort to physical violence after that because you understand that is not the path to take. Instead, you decide to use verbal violence to get your message across. During this heated fight, you both get very angry with each other. While neither of you gets more injured than the initial grabbing and punching, you are both affected by the words interchanged. He tries to ground you but you don't accept it and leave the house to go for a walk. You clear your head and come home only to go straight to your room and spend the rest of the night by yourself.
Do you.... stay silent and accept the fact that you have no control over the situation.
You understand that no matter what you do, your father will still have more power than you. You decide that you will just take whatever punishment you are given and deal with it. You don't want to make your father even madder because you are afraid of what would happen if you did. You just swallow your pride and manage on your own.
Do you... become so overstimulated that you black out.
You don't pass out but you don't remember anything that happened. You find yourself in your room with a black eye. Your father has a matching one. You wonder what happened in the time that you don't remember. You ask your father but he is angry so just ignores you. Still confused, you try to leave the house to go for a walk. You like going on walks because of the fresh air and it clears your head. As you head to the door your father stops you and reminds you that you are grounded and can't leave the house. Upset and confused you go to your room and go to bed early.
Do you... fight back.
You aren't afraid because you believe that you are bigger and stronger than your father. You push him off of you and pin him to the ground. You go to punch him but he stops you and tells you to calm down. You punch him once and then feel guilty so you get off and storm to your room. Your father is obviously very mad and grounds you for at least a month. You're not too mad about that because you like having a schedule to follow. You feel guilty but think you did the right thing and that he needed to be put in his place.
You see that your neighbor's dog was brutally murdered and decide that it is your job to find out the murderer. You can't imagine how someone would do something like that. Your father finds out your plan and tells you multiple times to just stay out of it. Do you....
Do you... yell at your father for not supporting you in your interests.
It isn't fair that you find something you want to pursue but he won't let you. You are loud and angry about the disagreement and your father is very mad at you. You continue to investigate and document everything. One day your father finds your notebook with all of the information you have collected and got very angry with you. You continue to get mad at him until he leaves you alone. Unfortunately, he takes the notebook with him and cuts it up so you can't get it back. You have to start from square one but you don't care, as long as you find out who killed the dog.
Do you... follow what your father says and don't bring it up again.
You stay silent because you are afraid of what he will do if you disobey him. You stop investigating out of fear but that doesn't kill your curiosity. You still listen in on your neighbor's conversations and do a little digging but nothing that gets you anywhere. You are very sad that you can't pursue this investigation but you feel as if there is nothing you can do about it.
Do you... find a loophole to help you continue to investigate.
You figure out that your dad told you to not ask any more questions about the death directly so you take that as permission to find ways to get people to talk about it. That also lets you snoop because he never told you that you couldn't snoop. You investigate more and write all of your findings down in a notebook. Unfortunately, your father finds the notebook and gets very angry at you. He ends up hiding the book from you so you have to start over.
Do you... not care about what your dad says and continue investigating.
You are independent and don't need to do everything he says. You are open about the fact that you are going to continue investigating. You try to be straightforward about it but not outright mean. Your father is angry at you but can't stop what you do when he isn't around. You write everything down and write a controversial article on what happened and what you have found about it. You write and promote this in secret and end up getting published in a local small newspaper. Your dad is obviously furious at you for disobeying him but you don't care. You don't speak to each other for another week and you lose your fathers trust in you.
You get your grades back and find out you are second in your class. You have never been second, always first. There is a lot of pressure on you because you strive for perfection and your brother always gets first as well. You know that your brother got first in his class so your father will be proud of him but disapointed of you. Do you....
Do you... lash out and yell.
This is the last straw and you can't deal with the stress anymore. You are clearly very angry about this outcome. When asked about it you lash out and scream at your father and tell him that he doesn't care about you only your grades. You keep yelling until your father sticks his hand over your mouth and hits you to show why your disobedience is unacceptable.
Do you... try to avoid confrontation and hide the report card.
You hide the report card out of fear. You are scared about if you will get abused for not doing well in school this term. When you are asked about it you stay silent and don't respond. After an extensive search through your room, your Father finds the report card. He tells you that he doesn't pay for your school fees and donations to not get first in the class. Because you got second and hid the report card your father slaps you very hard a few times and tells you that God expects perfection from you and that you must live up to that expectation.
Do you... hit your breaking point and cry.
You can't handle the stress put on you and you snap in half. You can't control yourself. You cry for a very long time until your father comes in and tells you that he is disappointed in you and that causes you to cry harder and feel worse. Your Father does tell you that he is glad that it has made such an impact on you and will motivate you to work harder next term. You cry all night and cry at school the next day. Your classmates will make fun of you for the rest of the year for acting like a crybaby but your father isn't as disappointed in you because you showed how upset you were.
Do you... go back to the school and demand a recount in the grading system.
You deserved to be first in the class and you won't take no for an answer. You offer to do extra credit over the break to bump up your grade. You are loud and sound like a spoiled brat and lose the respect of your teachers and classmates bully you about this for the rest of the year but in the end, they let you retake the final test and you end up getting first in the class.
You are more quick-tempered. You aren't afraid to stand up for yourself and be defensive. This can be a blessing and a curse because sometimes you don't see the wrong in what you are saying but other times you fight for the common good. When it all shakes down, you can be counted on to do the right thing
You seem to be more harsh and independent. You don't like it when other people tell you what to do. You are power hungry and like being in the control of each situation. You are a leader in your community. You may have harsh ways of getting your point across but your intentions are always pure and what you believe is good.
You are more quite and reserved. You like to take the blame so others don't have to deal with it. You intentions are always selfless and you are almost never thinking about yourself, only others. You don't mind taking a hit if it means someone else doesn't.
You like to follow rules but also bend the rules. You like schedules and organized things. While you are a stickler for rule following, you always find a way to to get what you want out of any situation. You are a good person with good intentions but sometimes don't know how to show it.
You wake up and find out you got your period. All you can think about is how bad your cramps are. It is right before mass so you are not allowed to eat solid food for an hour before. If you are caught by your father that you broke the fast you will most likely get hit or abused. You ask if there is any Panadol which will ease the pain in your stomach. Your mother tells you that since you haven't eaten today and your stomach is empty so the medicine won't work. Your mom then tells you to eat some corn flakes quickly before your father comes in. Do you.....
Do you... eat the cereal without hiding it.
You decide this because it will help the cramps. You are caught in the process. Your father is about to hit you but you yell at him and try to explain why you broke one of his rules. You are extremely frustrated and try to run away from him but he grabs you and whips you with his belt and extra few times for going against his authority.
Do you... understand that you must eat to help ease the cramps so you sneak food behind your dads back.
You try sneaking some food but your dad catches you and whips you with his belt. His reasoning is that he is protecting you from going on the wrong path of life and going the way God expects you to. You are in pain from his abuse but the medicine worked and your cramps are not as painful anymore.
Do you... groan because you are in pain and can't stop it and it might help distract yourself.
You are hurting yourself but you can't eat because it is a rule and you are scared what would happen if you were caught eating. You try to deal with the pain but it is unbearable so you groan to distract yourself and let out some of the internal tension.
Do you... not eat, you can't break the fast because God will know and be angry.
If you choose this option you will avoid a beating but you will be in a lot of pain from your cramps. The pain you have reminds you of the sacrifices you are making. In other words, you won't be abused by someone else but your body will abuse you by the pain in your stomach.