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By Austin Barber
He lives in Seattle He works as a teacher He was an English major at Berkeley His favorite book is Moby Dick His favorite poet is Emily Dickinson
Chance is the protagonist of this book because he does what ever he has to do to help his father.
The people that hired Chance are the antagonists in the book because they sell drugs and don’t care what happens to the people that work for them as long as they sell their stuff.
My favorite character in the book is Chance because I thought it was nice how he was willing to do what ever he had to do to help his father.
My least favorite character is the man who hired Chance because he took advantage of Chance’s situation to get himself money.
The exposition in the book is the fist part of the book and it tells about all the characters in the book.
The rising action of the book starts when Chance is given the job to transport the packages from the rocks in the tree to the marina where he lives.
The climax is when the man that hired Chance dies and Chance tells his father about what his job was. They figure out the packages he has are bombs and the people that gave him the job are terrorists, and the terrorist force his dad to try and blow up a huge ship out in the bay but the bombs explode and his dad dies.
The falling action is when Chance is going to his father’s funeral and he is living with one of his friends and figuring out what he is going to do now that his dad is dead.
The Resolution is when Chance said that he was only going to stay with his friend Melisa until he graduates and he was going to join the army after he graduates.
The time period of the book was not to long after 9/11 and this is important because people are worried about terrorist attacks and the main character become involved with terrorists. The setting is in Seattle Washington.
Poverty – the main character’s family is almost homeless and they are trying to survive. Smuggling – the main character’s job starts of with him smuggling drugs into the marina where he lives. Terrorism- the main character’s smuggling job turns into him unknowingly transporting bombs used for terrorism.
I rate this book 8/10 because I thought it was a good book, but it was just really slow at the beginning and wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be.
The social issue I picked was Poverty because it is one of the biggest issues in this book. It is what drove the main character to do all the things he did.
Being in poverty means that a person doesn’t have enough money for basic human needs.
Absolute poverty- is when people don’t have any money at all and cant pay for their basic needs. Relative poverty- these people can barley pay for their basic needs
You can just not go to school or not be able to pay for school and not get a good education and not get a good job. A natural disaster can cause people to go into poverty like the earth quake in Haiti it caused a lot of people to go in to poverty.
Some people actually choose to be poor because of religious beliefs.They believe that it helps them reach certain spiritual, moral, or intellectual states. Buddhism is one of these religions but only the monks have to give up every thing.
Poverty effects everyone in the world because it is in every country in the world
It effects a persons health because they don’t have money to buy food for them or there family. “One third of deaths - some 18 million people a year or 50,000 per day - are due to poverty-related causes: in total 270 million people, most of them women and children, have died as a result of poverty since 1990”(wikipedia).
Most children that are poor don’t have a good education because their parents cant pay for their schooling this helps continue the poverty cycle and it will continue if there is no outside help. Some of the people below the poverty line cant afford a house so they are forced out on to the streets, they have no where to sleep and this will usually lead to them getting sick and sometimes dyeing.
The main way is for the countries economy to pickup and get better. Charities are also a good way to help out with improving poverty levels like The Africa Heartwood Project founded by Andy Jones he makes drums and sells them and gives the money to African artisans.
"Human development is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes. It is about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests. People are the real wealth of nations. Development is thus about expanding the choices people have to lead lives that they value. And it is about much more than economic growth, which is only a means - if a very important one - of enlarging people's choices”(Anup Shah)
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