Children With Emerald Eyes Essay, Research Paper
Children With Emerald Eyes
By Mira Rothenburg
My book Children With Emerald Eyes, is about many children, but focused around three children placed in an institution, due to schizophrenic and autistic conditions. These children?s names are Sara, Chaim, and Danny.
The setting of this story is in an institute for the insane, schizophrenic, and autistic. Most of these children are orphans, or children, that have escaped from their county, and are trying to find refuge.
I feel that their conflict is really, between themselves. I mean that the main problem is them. They, Danny, Sara, and Chaim are their own problem. They are trying to run from themselves, but they can?t.
In my book there were three different rising actions, one for each child. The first rising action started during Danny?s part of the book. The rising action was when he was trying to break down the emotional walls that his previous ways had built.
Sara?s rising action started when they described how she was always wanting everything wrapped, like a present.
Next is the rising action found in Chaim?s story is when he got nervous and tried to literally take a bite of himself.
The main characters of this book is Mira, the psychologist and also the author of this book. I would call Mira the protagonist, because she was the only one who would believe in the fact that these kids could be helped, and she enjoyed doing it. At the beginning of the book though, the children were the antagonists.
Throughout the story, there was allot of character development, not only from the children, but from Mira also.
Through all of the story the point of view stayed at a camera third person.
The theme the author presents, is that of love, fear, friendship, betrayal, growing up, and a search for one?s self.
I feel that the most important message of this book is that even though one can feel betrayed by someone, there can still be friendship between them.
My opinion of this book is one a girl usually have towards someone or something, but I think that this book was very moving. I feel that it touched base on everything a book should.
There wasn?t very many things I didn?t like about this book except the point that it quite hard to follow.
As a matter of fact it has, it has changed the ways I look at the way mentally challenged children act.