The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle

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FOR EACH SECTION YOU WILL WRITE A PARAGRAPH USING TEXTUAL EVIDENCE -- MEANING WILL NOT BE A TRADITIONAL PARAGRAPH
Characters – How is the main character developed. (description, actions, personality, dialogue) How does he/she interact with other characters.
The main Character in my book was named Charlotte. She was a girl that grew up in the early 1800’s. She was 13 during the when the book took place and at the beginning she had never dreamed of disobeying her father, or disobeying anyone in the matter of fact. Charlotte always said please and thank you. She was used to being around gentlemen and being a proper young lady. Charlotte was ordered by her father to get on a specific ship to travel to America from Britain. Since she never disobeyed anyone she got on the ship. On her way there though she received several warnings from random people on the street about the ships captain. When she got on the ship she felt very uncomfortable with all of the crew until she met the captain. The captain was a gentleman like she was used to. She said that “I have nothing but respect for the captain”. For the next few hours she unpacked her stuff, saw her living quarters, and got a present from the cook. This present was a dagger, she offered it to the captain and he told her to keep it. She then went back to her quarters and hid the dagger in her mattress never to be used. Once she went into the very most bottom part of the ship because she needed to get something from her luggage. When she is down there she sees a face only for a brief second, then its gone. Charlotte thought that it was a statue of some sort and then thought nothing of it. Later in the book Charlotte realizes that the captain was a terrible man. One day the ship’s cook was whipped just because he was the oldest and the weakest. This man was the closest thing that Charlotte had to a friend on the ship. She thought he was dead. Later she was down at the lowest of the low of the ship to get something from her luggage, she saw the cook, hiding. There he told her everything. The crew were rebelling against the captain and that they hid a stowaway on the ship, which explains the face that she saw earlier. Soon enough she becomes a part of the crew of the ship and works and helps all of the men. Multiple times a day she has to climb the tallest mast to watch for other ships. At this time she changes from a dainty young adult to a tougher, stronger, independent woman. One day the waters were very choppy, and the ship was having trouble fighting for control. She climbed the main mast while it sher couldn’t see anything because of the rain. When the storm was over she saw a crowd of people around a body. The body belonged to the first mate, and the knife in his side was hers. She immediately got sent down to the bottom of the ship and got put in a sell. Later she went to trial for the supposed killing of the first...

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