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The Getaway

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what is the setting of the getaway? Texas in a diner at midnight
Who is the protagonist(s) of the story? the old guy and the old boy
who is the antagonist of the story? the two robbers
what is the direct characterization of the old guy? the narrator tells the reader that the old boy behind the counter is a loser...that the old boy means well
what is the direct characterization of the old boy? He is smart. He repaired the phone. He also ticks the robbers into believing there is a bridge that crosses into Mexico.
what is the direct characterization of the narrator? He is a judgmental ~ he only sees the outside of the people that he thinks the old boy is a loser and not very smart based upon the way the old boy looked
person vs. person conflict The robbers took the money form the old boy.
person vs. self conflict the old boy has to decide weather to tell the robbers the truth.
what is a foreshadowing in the story? after the narrator says the old boy is a loser suggest that people feel sad too this foreshadows that the boy will do something to show that he is not a loser.
what is the suspense of the story? when the robber run to the car and shoot the narrator's tires.
at first who did the narrator think the two man were? the old man is a winner. he is really smart because he tricks the robbers and they are caught by the police
when did the counter man say he first thought that the men were criminals? when he saw their shoulders holsters.
at the end of the story is the countermen a loser or a winner? a winner because he tricked the robbers and they are caught by the police.
why did the men cut the telephone line? so the old boy would not call the police.
what is the point of view of the getaway? first person the narrator is in the story.
what is an example of irony? the robbers thought the old boy was helping them escape to Mexico but the old boy tricked them and they were caught by the police.
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