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Daddy Long Legs

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S: Daddy Long Legs

BC: I hope you enjoyed my presentation ~Shannon

FC: Daddy Long Legs By: Jean Webster

1: Project By: Shannon Ball

2: Settings

3: *The John Grier Home (the asylum) * on the college campus

4: Main Characters

5: * Jerusha Abbott * Daddy Long Legs *Mrs. Lippett

6: Jerusha Abbott

7: Jerusha Abbott (Judy) is a 17 year old orphan who is chosen by Mr. John Smith: otherwise known as "Daddy Long Legs" to go to college. She is the only girl that Mr. Smith has ever chosen to give a chance to go. She is chosen because of her wonderful ability to write. In return, she is to write to Mr. Smith every month even though he doesn't even read the letters.

8: Daddy Long Legs

9: Daddy Long Long legs who's real name is John Smith is the man that sends Jerusha away to college as the only girl orphan that he has ever sent. He is also the one who Jerusha must write to. Jerusha doesn't think that he reads her letters because he never responds but towards the end he does respond.

10: Mrs. Lippett

11: Mrs. Lippett is the head person at the John Grier home. She is also the one who Meets with all of the trustees. When needed she meets with Mr. Smith if one of the boys is old enough to go to college. Along with that, she is in charge of making sure that all of the children at the asylum are taken care of and healthy.

12: Plot

13: Problem The problem in the book is that Jerusha is an orphan who is an amazing writer who may never get a chance to go to college to get a proper education. But that all changes when Daddy long Legs come to visit and reads her writing. | Solution When Daddy Long Legs reads Jerusha's wonderful stories, he decides to make her the only girl that he has ever sent to college. when she gets there she must write to him monthly to see how she is doing at college. She writes to him every month and end up graduating!

14: Point of View

15: The authors point of view of the book is in first person. This greatly effects the book. It effects it because if it was written any other way the narrator may persuade you to like or dislike a character more than another.

16: Tone

17: The author's overall tone toward the characters was very neutral. That is because all of the book contained letters to Daddy Long Legs from Jerusha. There really is no tone to the book.

18: Themes of Literature

19: * Man vs. Man * Man vs. Society *Man vs. Self

20: Jean Webster Author Information

21: Jean Webster was born in 1875 in Fredonia, New York as the daughter of Charles L. Webster who was Mark Twain's publisher and business partner. She attended collage at Vassar Collage. Her last two books that she wrote were Daddy Long Legs in 1912 and its sequel Dear Enemy in 1915. In 1915, she married Glenn Ford McKinney. She died one year later, the day after the birth of her daughter.

22: Citations

23: * the book "Daddy Long Legs" * Google Images

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