1: A-Antagonist The Officials | The Officials control every aspect of life. They won't let Cassia and Ky be together.
2: B- Book Summary In the book matched by Ally Condie the society is controlled by the officials. The decided everything for you from what you eat, where you work, and when you die... On Cassia Reyes' 17th birthday her life and many around her will dramatically change. At her matching banquet she is pleasantly surprised to find that she is matched with her best friend Xander. After the ceremony a few days later she looks at her microchip that displays everything about Xander. When she opens it up another face appears on the screen. It is one of her other friends Ky Markham. That same day an official tells Cassia that everything is fine and it was all a mistake. After Cassia sees Ky's face on the screen she becomes intrigued by him and wants to learn more. As Cassia and Ky start to spend more time together she shockingly finds herself falling in love with him. Cassia is faced with many choices. She doesn't know if she should follow the path that the society and officials have planned out for her or try and find a way out. As she contemplates her decisions she discovers many disturbing secrets about her not-so-perfect society. These secrets push her over the edge as she struggles with her forbidden love with Ky. Cassia will not only change life for herself but her family and everyone close to her for love.
3: C- Climax The climax is when Cassia and Ky kiss. Cassia knows everything she has been feeling towards Society, the Officials, and Ky will never go back to the way they were. Her life and everyone around her are changed forever.
4: D- Description Cassia(Cash-a) Reyes- A 17, year old girl with brown hair and green eyes. She is skinny and short. Her parents are Abram and Molly Reyes and her brothers name is Bram. Her work position is as a sorter. She is very intelligent and intuitive. Cassia is at some times defiant and wants to make her own choices. She is also very caring and considerate of others. Her match is Xander. Xander Carrow- 17 years old. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Xander is extremely smart and learns quickly. He is kind hearted and wants to help people. His work position is in the medical field. Xander is matched to Cassia. Ky Markham- 17 years old. He is tall and tan. He has blue eyes and dark hair. Ky is an Aberration which means he can never have a match. He is mysterious with a bad past and intelligent. Ky is a kind person. He is gentle with caring personality.
5: E- Exposition The exposition is when Cassia is matched with Xander at the matching ceremony.
6: F- Figurative Language "just when we are ready to snap, a little bone is offered and we roll over, belly up, comfortable and placated like a dog."-simile pg 249 " Our time together feels like a storm, like wild wind and rain"-simile pg 267 " I lie there for a moment, in shock and on fire"- metaphor pg 290 " I am trapped in glass and I want to break out and breath deep but I'm too afraid that it will hurt." -imagery pg 295
7: G- Give an Alternate Ending An Alternate ending would include: -Ky Markham does not go off to fight -Cassia and Ky can run off together -The officials would leave them alone and wouldn't interfere with anything that goes on with them. -Society would change and not be so controlling.
8: H- Heart to Heart Dear Cassia, You are in a tough situation right now and i know your struggling. With any decision I have had to make that involved other people i thought about how it would effect them. Then I sat back and thought about me and how i felt about it. I would go with what was better for myself most of the time. Everything ended up working out in the end and overall I was happy. What you need to do is choose what makes you happy and what is best for you. The ones you love will understand and try to help you. I want to be different and make a difference. You have an opportunity to do that. Forget society or the officials and be a change in the strict rule. One thing about people is that it is in the human nature to fight for what we want and we don't give up. Fight for you and Ky. Fight to make a change for the good of all people. Help Ky and others like him. Do your best to change things for the better to the best of your ability. Listen to your heart and do what you know is right even if they say it isn't. Use your anger and passion for a change to drive you on your journey and to help you. Most importantly remember the poem Grandfather gave you. Do not go gentle... Sincerely, Mary
9: I- Illustration
10: J- Justify Matched is a must read for all teens because it entices you and lures you in. It is filled with unexpected twists and turns that excite. This book will keep you guessing. Ally Condie has developed an exceptional story line. From the beginning I was hooked. I had to keep reading.She incorporates many messages and lessons into the story that can be used in real life. Two of the message I took from it is to be an individual. Another message I got was to make your own choices. It is an excellent book that all teens, boy or girl, can relate to.
11: K- Know Your Book 1. Q: What is a main theme? A: Do not go gentle- do something that counts, make your life count. 2. Q: Who are the main characters? A: Cassia, Xander, Ky 3. Q: What changes Cassia's mind about the society? A: Ky, what she discovers at the factory, death of her grandfather. 4. Q: What is Cassia's motivation for her actions? A: Love 5. Q: Who are the antagonists? A: society, the officials 6. Q: Who are the protagonists? A: Cassia and Ky 7. Q: What is the exposition? A: When Cassia is matched with Xander 8. Q: What is the climax? A: When Cassia and Ky kiss. 9. Q: What type of genre is Matched? A: Dystopian Fiction 10.Q: what would the officials represent in real life? A: Something standing in the way of what you want to achieve.
12: L- Lessons Learned One of the lessons I learned is to not go gentle. It is the overall theme and also a lesson as well. It comes from a poem that tells you to make your life count. To do something that matters. The author says that you should want to make a difference with your life. Matched has that underlying theme throughout the whole book which in turn teaches you a lesson.
13: M-Making Personal Connections | 1. One of the personal connections I made is that like Cassia I have had to make some tough decisions in my life that effected more than just me. I understood the difficulty she had in choosing what was the right thing to do. 2. Another connection I made with her is the feeling that people are against you. Cassia has the officials going against her the entire time while she is deciding who to choose. In sports I have the same feeling when playing against an opponent.
14: N- Narration The story was told is Cassia's point of view. You see how and what she thinks about events and what happens to her. You see what she feels about everything. Also, you see how her mind changes on the society and the rules.
15: O- Obituary Cassia Maria Reyes | Life Born- June 15th Residency- Mappletree Borough Parents- Abram and Molly Reyes Sibling- Bram Reyes Grandparents- Mother's side: Lives in another providence Father's side- Grandfather Friends- Ky Markham, Xander Carrow, Piper, Emily Match- Xander Carrow Schooling- Second School Job- Sorting Activities- Running, hiking, gaming center, movies, swimming | Service June 15th, 6:00 p.m. Mappletree Borough Visitation June 15th 6:00 p.m. Mappletree Borough Officials in charge of arrangements
16: P- Protagonist All Cassia wants is to be with Ky and be able to make choices for herself. She has the Society and Officials fighting against her the entire time.
18: R- Resolution Cassia and her family are forced to leave their home in Mappletree Borough to go and live in a farming providence.
19: S- Sensory Details "Our time together feels like a storm, like wild wing and rain, like something to big to handle but too powerful to escape. It blows around me and tangles my hair, leaves water on my face, makes me know that I am alive, alive, alive. there are moments of calm and pause as there are in every storm, and moments when our words fork lightning, at least for each other." - pg 267 | I thought this passage appealed to me because I love storms. It compares Cassia and Ky's time together to a storm. Their feelings for each other are too strong to for them to not be together making it like the wind in the storm. There are moments when they can relax and not have to worry about people watching them making sure they don't do anything like a calm in the middle of a storm. When they speak to each other it is like lightning because they know they can never be together and it hurts them both.
20: T- Top 5 Song List | Fly- Nicki Minaj Ft. Rihanna This song talks about succeeding even tough no one wants you to or someone tells you that you can't. It applies to Cassia because the officials are telling her that she can't be with Ky and they tell her everything she can and can't do which she doesn't like Love Story- Taylor Swift In the song her dad doesn't want her to be with a guy. It applies to Cassia because she wants to be with Ky and the officials won't let her. I Was Here- Beyonce It talks about wanting to be remembered and saying that she wants to leave her mark so people know that she was here. It applies to Cassia because it goes with the main theme of the book and it relates to how Cassia feels about making a difference and doing everything that she wants. Set Fire To The Rain- Adele This song relates to Cassia because she discovers things about the Society that she never knew and it upsets her to the point of rebelling. Overprotected- Britney Spears This song expresses how Cassia feels perfectly. It talks about being overprotected and wanting to be free. It says that she wants to take chances and that is what Cassia wants to do. | See attachment for lyrics
21: U- Undercover Mission | Ally Condie 1. She is a former English teacher in her home of Salt Lake City, Utah. 2. She graduated from Brigham Young University. 3. She enjoys to read, write, go running, and listen to her husband play the guitar.
22: V- Visiting Your Favorite Character Cassia Reyes 1. What makes you want Ky over Xander? - Xander is near perfect and perfect for her. 2.Why do you love hiking and running? - not many people in the society enjoy either activities and they aren't very popular. 3.What do you do at home? - It was the only thing not mentioned in the book about the activities that she does. 4. How come nothing costs money? - Everything is free and they don't have to pay for anything they do. I wonder how they can do this. 5. Why do all of the people let the officials tell them what to do? - It seems like someone would have made a stand before and felt the same way she does.
23: W- Why The human motivation that drives the plot is wanting to be in control. The officials want to be in control of every little detail about the people. Cassia started out being fine with this. As the book progressed though, she became more rebellious and wanted to be with who she chose. She does not want to have to bow down and give Ky up. Not having control over who she is allowed to be with frustrates her to the point of doing something about it. Like Cassia, people in real life don't want to feel helpless. From a control freak to a go with the flow type of person we all want to be in control of something. No one likes being told what to do all the time. This is why i think being in control drives the story.
24: X- Xenophobia In the book the society and officials experience xenophobia. They never allow anyone who was not born into a providence to move into another except for extreme circumstances. It rarely happens because they do not like to mix the people.
25: Y- Your Own Page | "Love changes what is probable and makes unlikely things possible." | "Do not go gentle..." | "I love. The most reckless thing of all." | "Let me believe in this, all of this, and you believe in it too." | "Because once you love, it is gone. You love and you cannot call it back"
26: Z- Zinger One Zinger in the book is when Cassia figures out the officials poison the elderly and the laborers. This is unexpected to me because the officials prided themselves on never killing anyone. Also, I wondered why no one had thought of it yet either. They all knew that laborers die early and everyone dies at age 80, but the people never questioned how.