Realistic Fiction

Realistic Fiction

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So after last class I decided to tweak the topic a little bit so I made a new outline to make sure it all flows correctly.

Jennifer Koelbel
Realistic Fiction

Theme(s): 1) The process of identifying your sexual orientation
2) The pressure that parents put on their children to conform into
the normality of society.
3) Pointing out societal unjust questions such as: Why people of homosexual behavior need to “justify” their orientation and go through the
“coming out” when straight people don’t? Why is heterosexuality
considered normality?
4) At the end of the day being gay is not about choice, it is about what you feel and who you are.

Setting: A summer camp for young lawyers:
– The name of the camp needs to have a ironic meaning to it.
– Name Options
o Camp Justice
o Camp Free Yourself
o Camp It’s the Law
o Camp Figure it Out
o Camp ______________________
o Camp_______________________


Introduction: The beginning of the story will begin by explaining the credentials of the camp and the purpose of the camp. It will be sign in day for all campers. This is when all the interactions begin among the “stonewalls”.

Beginning: The beginning of the story will jump back and forth between the first two days at camp and the background stories of the stonewalls. The “stonewalls” are a group of 5 kids who are sent to camp the become lawyers just like their parents. However these 5 really want to be artists despite their family history and the pressure their parents put on them. The 5 kids each have their own journey and their own story as to what lead them here. In the beginning the reader will receive a glance of their family background and their journey leading up until camp.

Middle: The turning point of the story will be when one at a time the stonewalls will notice that they are all the same. Late at night they sneak away to go be who they are, ARTISTS not lawyers. At this time then feel accepted to the rest of their group. They discuss the disconnect between who they are and who their parents want them to be, their fear and their dreams. This group soon realizes that they should have to be there because their want them too, therefore they begin to rebel.

Ending: When it is time for the final trials and the parents come to watch the stonewall five decide to add a small twist to their trail. They call their parents to the stand to justify why they would want them to be anyone but themselves, and pose questions that reflect directly to society today. At the end, the parents are now given a choice to open their mind to change or turn their backs to their children.

Characters: Main 5 adolescents ( names not yet figured out)

Point of view: ??

Climax: When they all notice they are the same.

Trial: Acceptance
Artists: Homosexuality
Parents: Norms of Society
Camp: self identification

Background: Stonewalls is representative to the stonewall riots. June 28, 1969 began the Stonewall riots, the event largely regarded as a catalyst for the LGBT movement for civil rights in the United States. The riots inspired LGBT people throughout the country to organize in support of gay rights, and within two years after the riots, gay rights groups had been started in nearly every major city in the United States. – See more at: