English Briar Rose Book Analysis Essays

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Briar Rose Book Analysis:
Antagonist is a person, thing, or force that works against the protagonist, or hero of the story. The antagonist in the novel is Becca's older sisters, Shana and Sylvia.
Example: "This is crazy," Syl shouted into the phone”. "I made a promise," Becca said. "Deathbed promises don't count," Sylvia said.
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After her grandmother "Gemma" passes away; she sets out a journey to find more about her past.
Gemma- "Gemma" is Becca, Shana, and Sylvia's grandmother who hides her mysterious past from her family. She tells her granddaughters the fairy tale story of Briar Rose when they were young, but was it a fairy tale or real life she was talking about to the girls?
Shana- Shanna Berlin is one of Becca's older sisters. She moved to Houston with her husband Howie, and had two girls named Sarah and Susan.
Sylvia- Sylvia Berlin is Becca's other older sister, who is much like Shana Berlin. She moved to L.A. with her husband Mike and they had their son Benjamin.
Mother- Mrs Berlin is the wife of Mr Berlin, and is the daughter of "Gemma". She is also mother of Becca, Shana, and Sylvia

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