The Arm Of The Starfish Essay

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The Arm of the Starfish The title of this book is The Arm of the Starfish. It was written by Madeleine L'Engle. She named it The Arm of the Starfish, because Dr. O'Keefe is studying starfish. Humans and Starfish are closely related and Dr. O'Keefe is seeing if because starfish can regrow limbs maybe humans can too. The setting of this story is in many places in Portugal. Some of the places in Portugal are Lisbon, Madrid, and Gaea. It is set in the present time and during the summer. The protagonist or main character of this book is Adam Eddington. He is sixteen, near seventeen. He is not use to being on his own. He is a great marine biology student. He grew up in New York, and worked with a scientist, Dr. Didymus, until Dr. Didymus sent him to work for Dr. O'Keefe. He is now going to Gaea to work for Dr. O'Keefe. The antagonist of this book is Typhon Cutter. He's at a high place with the Embassy. He is very oddly shaped, with a large body and very skinny arms. Adam and others describe him as a spider. He has a daughter, Carolyn Cutter, who is very beautiful, but isn't such a large enemy to Adam. She works for her father, until she finds out he is working against the Embassy. Adam Eddington was going to a small island in Portugal, Gaea, to work for Dr. O'Keefe, an acclaimed scientist. At the...

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