Raft Essays

  • Rayona In A Yellow Raft Of Blue Water

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    A Yellow Raft on Blue Water Character Analysis Rayona, in Michael Dorris’ “A Yellow Raft of Blue Water”, is the perfect example of a fifteen-year-old girl. She is self conscious about her background (half black, half Native American), her height (too tall), her weight (too skinny), and her family (or what passes as one). In addition to her typical teenage conundrums, Rayona must endeavor to keep track of her alcoholic mother, Christine, who is constantly in the hospital for alcohol poisoning (3)

  • Teresa In The Kayak

    298 Words  | 2 Pages

    Teresa is a sixteen year old girl, who is in a wheelchair, in the short story “The Kayak” by Debbie Spring. Teresa is brave, heroic and insecure. In the beginning of the story, Teresa is brave. When she saw the clouds moving in, she knew that it was a sign of a storm. Teresa was heading back until she notices a windsurf out of control. It states “The clouds moved in, warning signs. I turn the kayak and head back to shore” (Spring 33). This proves that Teresa did not panic when she saw a windsurfer

  • Creative Writing: Hurricane Katrina

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    The New Jersey waters looked more beautiful than they had in a long time. “Anyone want to go out on the raft?” My uncle asked. “Me! I do!” My cousin and I both screamed. We hopped onto the raft tied to the back of the boat. This was one of my favorite things to do in the summer. As I climbed on, I could feel the small splashes of the cool water hop onto me. My cousin, Melanie, got on the raft and grabbed the two handles next to mine. “Are you ready?!” Uncle Bob yelled as he started the engine.

  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Pigeon Forge

    1183 Words  | 5 Pages

    This summer I had so much fun doing outdoor activities. On a birthday trip to Pigeon Forge, TN, with my family, we did a ropes course, went zip lining, and went rafting. Doing all those activities in one day filled me with excitement and fear at the same time. At the end of the day, I was tired but happy! In the early morning, we left our hotel in Pigeon Forge to drive to the area where we would be doing all three activities. It was an excitement building drive since none of us had ever done any

  • Personal Narrative: Rowing Through Fear

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    I laughed in response and said, “Ha, you wimp” as I strolled down the river. Then further up the river, I see another set, almost twice the size of the first one. I felt like I could raft down Mount Everest at this point, but maybe I was a little too cocky. Our group instructor told us that for this one we will need to hold on tight, but he said it in a calm tone, almost relaxing to my ears. I thought that he was just trying to follow

  • Theme Of Nature In The Most Dangerous Game

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    “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is an interesting story about avid hunter Sanger Rainsford. He falls off of a yacht and swims to an island called “shiptrap island”. He finds himself being hunted by the crazy General Zaroff. General Zaroff had grown bored of hunting animals since they did not give the general the danger and excitement he craved. His solution was to build a house on a deserted island and bring humans there, so he could hunt them. Ironically, this time the person that happens

  • Whitney's Island-Personal Narrative

    576 Words  | 3 Pages

    Whitney, you won 't believe what happened to me on the island after I fell off the boat! I am lucky to make it off the island. I am glad you did not have to come to the island, it was a mess! First of all, when I fell off the boat I swam to where I heard those gunshots. Then as I swam further, I could hear the waves pounding on the rocks, so I knew I was close. I got to the shore and I saw a 22 cartridge and a trail of blood. So I knew there was someone on the island. I followed it and looked up

  • Descriptive Essay On Alaska

    1097 Words  | 5 Pages

    Alaska, the last frontier, houses many of the only places in the United States that have not been explored by humans. Alaska provides the ecosystem for loads of life that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The biggest glacier in North America, the Hubbard Glacier, the lush forests that range over the hills, and mountain ranges that stretch for hundreds of miles draws thousands of tourists from many counties come see Alaska. Many of Alaskan forests are in danger due to illegal logging and

  • The Raft Theme

    481 Words  | 2 Pages

    Theme The theme of the story, “The Raft,” is whenever you are in a tough situation, never give up. The main character, Robbie, went through many tough situations throughout the story. An example would be when Robbie was “Fighting with every kick, every ounce of reserve I had left, the light got brighter, closer ,and i reached up”(Bodeen page 41). This quote shows how Robbie didn’t give up and saved herself from drowning. That's why I believe the theme of “The Raft” is whenever you are in a tough situation

  • Raft Of The Medusa Analysis

    1358 Words  | 6 Pages

    of the painting. In this event, a merchant vessel got trapped into a storm in the North coast of Africa. As soon as the ship began sinking, the captain ordered the carpenter onboard to build a raft as a result of the lack of life boats for all the people on the vessel. The captain promissed to tow the raft but when after a while it was not possible, he cut the rope and fled to save himself and his crew. As a result, only 15 survived from 150, who were rescued after ten days. The painting captures

  • The Raft Character Analysis

    1248 Words  | 5 Pages

    I have read one hundred thirty-seven pages of the novel The Raft by S.A. Bodeen. In this novel a girl, Robie, visits her aunt in Hawaii, and she is left alone to return home on a cargo plane. When the plane hits bad weather, it goes down. Robie is stuck in the middle of the ocean in a raft. As Robie and the only other survivor, Max, fight for their life, they run into a few complications. In this journal, I will be characterizing Robie and predicting outcomes for Robie and Starbuck, the seal. G:

  • Braids In A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

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    relationships or other items, how it can assist tying a story together and make it cohesive. Braids are deeper in significance than simple an accessory. For example, the Sioux tribe used braids as a way to display their courage, Michael Dorris in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water weaved the stories of three women through braids, and I was able to create my own braid that represented my family. The Sioux tribe of the Dakotas are an old Native American

  • Essay On Huckleberry Finn And Raft Society

    682 Words  | 3 Pages

    They run into each other on an island and travel on a raft through the South. On the raft Jim and Huck experience an equal society, while while on the shore it is the opposite. Raft Society allows Jim and Huck to make their own rules that Shore Society prohibits. Jim and Huck, as outcasts from Shore Society, find freedom and acceptance in Raft Society. Raft Society provides equality for Jim and Huck, that they are missing in Shore Society. Raft Society is “free and easy” where everyone is equal,

  • A Yellow Raft In Blue Water Analysis

    936 Words  | 4 Pages

    As the title of the novel suggests, the color yellow is one of the largest and most important symbols in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. The color’s effects can best be seen in Rayona with the yellow raft at Bearpaw Lake, but can also be seen in Christine and Ida’s stories. The color yellow clarifies many of the novel's themes, including how each individual perceives the same situation differently, how reality shatters illusions, and how characters seek feelings of internal peace and permanence. Native

  • The Yellow Raft In Blue Water Analysis

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    she knew when she was alive. She finds out that her mother had two covert twin daughters that she left back in China. As the story develops Jing-Mei is egged to find a way to go meet her sisters and fulfill her mother’s lifelong dream. “The Yellow Raft in Blue Water” by Michael Dorris is about three generations of Indian women Rayona, Christine, and Ida. Rayona is a fifteen-year-old American-Indian searching for a way to find herself. Christine, her mother is consumed by tenderness and resentment

  • Theravada Buddhism: The Small Raft Vehicle

    367 Words  | 2 Pages

    Theravada Buddhism, also known as the “small raft” vehicle, focuses on getting oneself across the river. With that being said, self-reliance in spiritual matters is heavily stressed, because everyone’s path to nirvana is different in some way or another. I would say that it is important for someone to engage in his or her own pursuit of truth, but I’m going to take it one step further and say it is vital. Finding your truth is like finding yourself, your true self, in your purest form. A person who

  • Summary Of Yellow Raft In Blue Water

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    Yellow Raft In Blue Water Back long ago before we had books or even computers we socialized with each other, We sat around the dinner table or a fire and told stories from start to finish. We didn't just speak to tell the stories, we also used visuals such as pictures. The pictures were used to engage the audience into the storie. During the book Yellow Raft In Blue Water the author Michael Dorris covers many different topics, he goes over the struggle with racism, the power struggle, the struggle

  • A Yellow Raft In Blue Water Character Analysis

    536 Words  | 3 Pages

    characters, as they can picture them as real people, rather than just words. Anatole Broyard, from the New York Times Book Review, stated in his review of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water that “these women are beautifully realized”. This is true of both the characters in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, as stated by Broyard, and Love Medicine. In A Yellow Raft in Blue Water each character is created to be unique and vibrant, which allows the reader to imagine them as real people. The three main women in this book

  • Character Analysis: A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

    1062 Words  | 5 Pages

    Family Secrets Through Three Generations Three complicated generations, intertwining on crossing paths through secrets kept in an invisible mystery. A classic novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris, sets in the stories told by the perspectives of three Indian women. Each character tells their own story revealing hidden secrets that shapes the character the way they are. Rayona, a teenage girl, struggles to find herself as she deals with racism and isolation. Christine, an Indian mother

  • Alcatraz: The Return Of Three Deadly Criminals

    288 Words  | 2 Pages

    Three deadly criminals, a brutal prison, and a plan to escape. It was 9:30 pm in June 11, 1962, three criminals escaped Alcatraz... and possibly died trying. Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers did escape Alcatraz alive. The first reason they survived is that, "There was a missing report of a stolen car that night". This proves that the three criminals survived is because the car was stolen the night the three criminals escaped. This connects to the escape of Frank Morris and the Anglin