The Killing Sea Analysis

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December, 2004 In Indonesia was a tragic month Because a tsunami hit and killed many people, in addition to all of the deaths, the tsunami destroyed everything in meulaboh. The author Richard lewis wrote the book to tell and to simulate the tsunami in the killing sea with two new characters, ruslan who once collaborated with sarah to save her little brother, peter. In the book The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis, Ruslan and Sarah have different viewpoints about what makes a good family. first The narrator said in page 22, “How different would it be if his mother hadn 't been killed.” So he thinks that if he had a mother he would have a good, complete family and it shows how different Sarah family is because she had a mother and a father so her…show more content…
In the book the killing sea by Richard Lewis, ruslan has a different perspective about the soldier because later in the book he found out that it was his uncle but because he was very bias towards the rebels he was still a bit skeptical. First In page 167 his uncle said ”i 'm bachitair. Your mother 's half brother. Your uncle” so immediately Ruslan was in shock because his worst enemy is his uncle so he is still probably questioning if he is his uncle or not because the rebels might be lying so Ruslan can work with them. Then on page 180 the narrator said”with the tip of his finger, the commandant pushed a small photo across the plywood desk” Ruslan and the rebels are working together so Ruslan forgive the rebels for what they have don 't to the people of…show more content…
In 2004 in Indonesia a 9.0 earthquake hit and created a tsunami that killed about 250,00 people and the author Richard Lewis recreaded the story in the killing sea because he is interested in the mysterious ocean. First on page 48 the narrator said “for as far as Ruslan could see, meulaboh had become a lake, clogged with floating debris”. this is true because meulaboh was one of the first places that the tsunami hit so all the ocean water was there and went through many cities and destroyed pretty much everything there.throughout the book Ruslan finds dead bodies and so did many of the rebels, it said that on page 49 the narrator said”across the way, ruslan can see dozens of bodies crumpled on second floor stairs of the shopping mall.” because of the tsunami, about 250,000 people had died so there would be many dead bodies everywhere and inside of every building, but especially in the shopping mall because people like to go to the mall so there would be a lot of people there. Then on page 18 the narrator said”from up top came peter exited cry.”hey, the reefs are drying up! there 's fish flopping fish around!”” in meulaboh,before the tsunami hit the reef dried up and groups of people were just standing there looking at the reef and there actually was fish flopping around, but then the tsunami hit and killed all of the tourists that were just standing there.richard Lewis accurately represented the tragedy of the tsunami in Indonesia and added a few characters that made
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