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Blood on the River
Transcript of Blood on the River
Blood on the River is a book full of suspense. Each chapter leads you to the next. Samuel Collier heads off to the new world with all of his English settlers on the Susan Constant. Samuel is captain john smiths page. He realizes that the new world is not the same as he saw it in his head. Where they settle is beautiful. Yet its difficult know who's with or against them.
1.) Samuel Collier is the protagonist. His beaten by his father who was a violent drunk and abandons his family. Eventually his beloved mother dies and Samuel is left an orphan. As a result of abuse he received and the loss of his mother Samuel becomes a pretty pissed off kid.
2.) Captain Smith is a natural born leader and I predict that he will be a real father figure for Samuel. Samuel is his page. Captain Smith is a commoner he is not high born like the others.
3.) Richard Is one of the other boys who was in the orphanage with Samuel went to Jamestown with him. He and Samuel become good friends during the duration of the book. He is also Master Wingfield's page.
4.) Captain Newport is the captain of the Susan Constant.
“Butterflies and dragonflies add to the riot of color. I am either in a cathedral or in paradise. I think.”
“On June 22 Captain Newport and the rest of the Mariners set sail for England.”
The story takes place in Jamestown Virginia in 1607 known as the "new world"The land is occupied by the Native Americans. Three ships anchored in the Chesapeake Bay in the fall 1607. Next they loaded the longboats and went to shore.
“When I lived on the streets of London I was a loner. It was me against the world. But coming here to James Town has changed me."-Samuel Collier
“ In Virginia,it will not work, do you understand me? The wilderness is like a ship in a storm. We will need one another to survive.”-Captain Smith
“In the shifting shadows, it’s hard to see. I swing. My fist connect with Richard’s teeth, and I feel my knuckles cut open. Now Richard is on his feet; he whacks me in the side of the head I feel dizzy, but I jump up, ready to meet him toe to toe.”- Richard
“In the shifting shadows, it’s hard to see. I swing. My fist connect with Richard’s teeth, and I feel my knuckles cut open. Now Richard is on his feet; he whacks me in the side of the head I feel dizzy, but I jump up, ready to meet him toe to toe.” Reverend Hunt
May 13, 1607, the English Settlers landed in what is now known as Virginia.They arrived on three separate ships; The Susan Constant, The Discovery, and The Godspeed. 105 men and boys arrived in the New World. They called their settlement James Town after King James I. Their first elected president was named Ratcliffe.
Author: Elisa Carbone