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In chapter 15 of the book The Cay, the author,Theodore Taylor,”killed” one of the two main characters named Timothy, leaving 11 year-old Phillip blind and alone on the small, forgotten cay that they were stranded on together. I think Taylor did this because he wanted to make the story dramatic. I just finished a book in which the author kills 3 of the 5 main characters. It made the story very dramatic. Killing a main character makes the story dramatic because it makes you think,”How can this character have died? He was so important to the story!”
I think it was a good choice for Taylor to “kill” Timothy. It made me think “How can this little, blind boy survive on a small cay without an adult and almost no chance of rescue?” I actually think it was good that Timothy died. The story wouldn’t be as good if it didn’t happen. Every good book has a bit of shock,and I think Taylor definitely gave shock to The Cay.
Article posted October 10, 2008 at 03:24 PM •
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I agree! Quite a bit of shock!
Comment Posted on October 24, 2008 at 10:45 PM by
Great job! I enjoyed reading your blog. I don't think Timothy should have died, though.
Comment Posted on October 21, 2008 at 01:18 PM by
Your blog is great! Good Job!
Comment Posted on October 19, 2008 at 03:12 PM by
Who are the 5 main charecters?
Comment Posted on October 14, 2008 at 10:09 PM by
Your blog was great and I mean great, but why have you put the word killed in quotation marks.
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