Icebreaker Analysis

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Directions: Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. Title: Icebreaker Author: Lian Tanner Genre: Fiction Write the names of the most important characters in the story and identify the relationships between these characters. The major characters are Petrel, Finn, Missus Slink, Mister Smoke. In the beginning Petrel, Missus Slink and Mister Smoke have a strong bond because Petrel has no where to stay and of course rats have to hide away to. Eventually when Finn comes he does not trust anyone because he has a mission. Eventually in the end Finn and Petrel create a strong bond and are happy together with Mr. Smoke and Missus Slink by their side. Who is the protagonist and antagonist? Defend your answers with examples…show more content…
What clues in the story did you use to determine the setting of the story? Is there any historical event that directly affects the characters? The story takes place on a ship called the Oyster in the middle of the ocean. It mentions many times the ship meeting another ship on the ocean and the control room of all the buttons. Where does most of the action take place? (Please be specific. Is it a specific town or a building?) Write something that happened at this place or these places. All of the action takes place on the Oyster which is the ship. Something that happened was a riot between the two ships and the supposed murder of the Captain. What is the conflict of the story? How does the main character react when being introduced to this conflict? There are many little conflicts but the major one is deciding on stopping the ship for the stranger boy, (Finn). The main character was actually a big role in bringing Finn onto the ship. As soon as the captain brought him on to learn about him Petrel snuck him from tortor from the captain's control room. She then hid him just like she has to hide herself…show more content…
Smoke, Missus Slink, and some of the other crew members were introduced. The ship called the Oyster, was also introduced and how it has been on the same course for 300 years. Rising Action: The captains of the three tribes see a figure on an iceberg for the first time ever since the Oyster started its course. Climax: On the iceberg it is a human, a boy, that is frozen ice cold right in the Oyster's path. Falling Action: The Oyster and Squid meet for the first time in the path in the ocean. Resolution: Petrel, Mister Smoke, Missus Slink continued on the course together north, to start a new adventure. Choose one of the following questions to answer. Think of one way that a person in the story solved a problem. What kind of trouble was he/she in? What was the problem to be solved? Do you have any of the same problems? Write what you learned about solving problems that you could use in solving a problem of your own. Petrel solved the problem of trusting strangers and having faith in everyone. She also solved the dispute of the tribes arguing over if they should let Finn stay but eventually she just snatched
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