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Standing in the Rainbow Theme The Theme of this story is growing up in America and the changes we go through as we go from childhood to adulthood to old age Setting This story takes place in America beginning in the 1940s and ending in America in the 1990s The story begins in Elmwood Springs Missouri and ends in Vero Beach Florida Characters Neighbor Dorothy- she is the wife of Doc Smith She has two children Anna Lee and Bobby She is a radio personality Doc Smith- He is the husband of Neighbor Dorothy He is the towns pharmacists Bobby Smith- He is the son of Neighbor Dorothy and Doc Smith Monroe Newberry He is Bobbys best friend Anna Lee- she is Neighbor Dorothy and Doc Smiths daughter Mother Smith- She is Doc Smiths mother and plays the organ for the Neighbor Dorothy radio show Charlie Fowler- He is a poultry inspector who makes friends with the Smith family Beatrice The Little Blind Songbird- She sings on the Neighbor Dorothy show Norma Jenkins- She is Anna Lees best friend Macky Warren- He is Norma Jenkins child hood sweetheart Betty Raye Oatman- She sings with the Oatman Family Gospel Singers Minnie Oatman- She is the leader of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers and mother to Betty Raye Oatman Hamm Sparks- He is a tractor salesman Poor Tot- She is the local hair dresser who is married to the town drunk Cecil Figgs- He is a funeral home director who backs Hamm Sparks in his political career Vita Green- She is a well-known cultural leader in Kansas City and catches the eye of Hamm Sparks Point of View This story was written in both first person and third person The author uses third person to set the scene and first person when the characters interact with one another Conflict There are many conflicts in this story Each character from Neighbor Dorothy to
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