|Plot Summary of Anacaona: Golden Flower|
|"Anacaona's story begins in the year 1490 when she is about sixteen years old. Her uncle is the cacique, or supreme ruler, of their province of Xaragua, located in what is now Haiti. Anacaona and her older brother, Behechio, have been raised to become the future rulers of Xaragua. But Anacaona gives up her birthright to marry Caonabo, the cacique of the nearby province of Maguana. Anacaona loves her husband and is happy in her marriage, and her joy only increases after the birth of their daughter, Higuamota. But life for their people is about to change forever when strange pale-faced men arrive from the sea and threaten their way of life and their very survival. Anacaona and her people must fight the invaders in a attempt to save their homeland."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Anacaona: Golden Flower|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- distant past/middle ages
Life of a profession:
Inside culture (main char)
- American Indian
- Being oppressed by outside culture
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Outside culture (society)
- a teen
- American Indian
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
- infantry soldier
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Caribbean Islands
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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