Phillip From The Raft Summary

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In the beginning, Phillip is very unaware of what is going on and where he is . He was forced to go on a boat by his mother and the boat got attacked so now he is stuck on the life raft with an old black man named Timothy and stew cat. Phillip was very confused about what happened and why he was stuck with someone he didn’t know. He began to get scared because he had no idea where he was but he tried to keep calm. Later on in the novel, he can be described as uncooperative when he refused to help Timothy make palm mats and used harsh words towards him when Timothy never did anything. Phillip gets angry because he believed that his disability was stopping him from helping out. It causes them to get into a big fight and Timothy hits Phillip.

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