The Red Umbrella

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In the two texts The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez and “Band-Aid for 800 Children” they talk about similar things but say them in different ways. The similar things they talk about or the subject of the two texts is separation or family separation. In the texts the authors portray separation in some similar and different ways. In the two texts they use different techniques but they also both use some similar techniques. A technique used in both texts is figurative language. In The Red Umbrella on line 23 it said “She sat frozen in place” that means that the mother was so sad she could not move. In the text “A Band-Aid for 800 Children” on paragraph four it says “Every child is also a job” it is stating that even though children are…show more content…
In “A Band-Aid for 800 Children” Nora Sandigo explains that the 800 children she takes care of get no help from the government and most of the things she does for them usually come at her expense. The…show more content…
In the text The Red Umbrella the setting is happening during the Cuban Revolution and that is a major impact. In the other text though “A Band-Aid for 800 Children” there is no war, there is just the big problem of separation.Another different technique is dialogue. In the text The Red Umbrella they use dialogue with the family 's big conversation. They use dialogue to explain the whole story and what is going to happen to the children. In the other text “A Band-Aid for 800 Children” they don 't really use dialogue since there is only one character and the only dialogue is when she says “Dios mio,” which means my God and when she is on the phone with someone and says two words then leaves. The last different technique is characterisation. In the text The Red Umbrella they use actions to show how they all feel. On line 29 Franky (the main characters brother) gets angry because he is leaving Cuba and he storms out of the room. In “A Band-Aid for 800 Children” there is only Nora Sandigo and she only is talking she never really explained her actions other than making coffee and getting into a car but nothing to show her
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