A van ----------it causes her to be confused
A desert in Arizona ----------it causes to her to dislike her brother
An Indian Reservation in Arizona ------it causes her to appreciate her ancestory
An Indian Reservation in Arizona ---it causes her to miss her mother and realize how important her mother is
Josh is less excited to be visiting the grandmother than Celine is.
Josh is more optimistic about spending time with his family than Celine is.
Josh is more excited about the experiences he can have in the wilderness than Celine is.
Josh enjoys living in a hogan more than Celine does.
Celine's teeth are about to fall out.
Celine was upset about being forced to spend the summer with her grandmother.
Celine didn't know the Navajo language..
Celine felt she would not be able to stay in shape during the summer.
Internal Conflict -----Man vs. Society
External Conflict ------Man vs. Nature
Internal Conflict ---Man vs. Nature
Internal Conflict ---Man vs. Himself
Shimasani's stories help to make Josh go to sleep at night more quietly/happily. He tells Celine what the grandmother is saying and Celine feels better about being with her grandmother when she begins to understand her grandmother's stories.
Shimasani's stories are about her husband, and about the Navajo's background. In telling Josh and Celine about how the Navjos became a tribe, Celine begins to understand how important her heritage truly is.
Josh tells Celine what the stories mean because Celine cannot understand her grandmother. As Celine listens to the words more and more she begins to understand the language more.
Celine begins to become interested as she listens to, and tries to understand, her grandmother's stories about Celine's grandfather's experience during the war.
Through the knowledge of the meaning of the word, she felt feel good about her family.
The knowledge of the word helped her to enjoy staying on the reservation more because she could communicate in some way..
Celine's grandmother was able to give her instructions because she understood the word. Therefore, Celine could help around the hogan.
Through her knowledge of the language, Celine was able to help save her grandmother and realize the value and importance of family.
She stays the same, without making any emotional changes and focuses on her running while at Grandma's so that she'll be ready to compete in the school races.
She realizes the importance of learning the Navajo language and the importance of her background/family when her grandmother becomes ill.
She learns to love her grandmother and her grandmother's background because of how Josh interacts with the grandmother, even though she doesn't quite understand it all.
Celine stays the same throughout the story and does not make any changes whatsoever.
The setting is the Navajo Reservation and it is there that the story takes place.
The story is based upon how Celine responds to the setting - the Navajo reservation - and what she learns while there..
The setting is important because Celine does not get to spend time with her friends and she hates that tremendously!
Because she is in a Navajo Reservation, Celine is confronted with words that she cannot understand so she has to look inside herself to figure out the meanings of those words.