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The story First Confession is a story about a troubled boy who is tormented by his sister and his grandmother and is forced to go to confession for his first time and he just refuses to go He plots to kill his grandmother and tries to kill his sister with a butter knife and this is why he is scared to go to confession because he is scared to be judged The story is told in first person perspective through the narrator which is the boy Jackie The characterization in the story is very descriptive in each of the characters this makes the characters seem realisticThe conflict in the story can be man vs man and man vs himself Man vs man conflict is because of the arguments he has with his sister about going to confession and also the way she sucks up to the grandmother Man vs himself is the fear he has for a bad confession that he fights with himself and is scared to give his first confession The setting of the story is very vague in the beginning which was at his house at the end the setting took place at the confession boothThe dialogue of the story is when the priest is speaking with Jackie about his confessions and this is how the character finally gets over his trauma The diction of the story is modern Irish which was the element of the way they spoke For example the tis and twas was just some of the words that were spoken in the story that was not modern English The language also added humor to the story because of the way some of the words are said and spoken in that Irish accent The story has it humorous selections from trying to stab his sister with a butter knife to falling out of the confession box and being picked up by his sister to put a beating on the
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