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Cue for Treason

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Gabe Psellas

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Cue For Treason By: Geoffrey Trease Cue For Treason Settings Conflicts Greatest Escapes Courageous Acts Villains Additional Heroes Historical Characters William Shakespeare Sir Robert Cecil Sir Francis Bacon Queen Elizabeth I Themes William Shakespeare was born April 23 1564 and died on his birhtday April 23 1616. William is also known as "The Bard". One of his major accomplishments would be all the plays he wrote such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Macbeth. William also had 3 children with his wife Anne Hathaway. However, the name Shakespeare was never carried on because his only son died and his daughters never had male children. Sir Francis Bacon was born January 22 1561 and died April 9 1626. Major accomplishments include being elected MP for Bossiney, Devon, elected MP for Liverpool, and then again for Middlesex. Later he sat 3 times for Ipswich and finally once for Cambridge University. Francis was married to Alice Barnham for a period of time but he found about her secret relationship with Sir John Underhill. Elizabeth I was born September 7 1533 and died March 24 1603. She was known as "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana", and "Good Queen Bess". Some of her major accomplishments include the establishment of an English Protestant Church which she became Supreme Governor of. Elizabeth was also able to stay single which was a very smart thing to do because if would give her full control instead of having to share power. Stronghold The Peel Tower The Villains in Cue For Treason ranked by level of evil are: Sir Philip Morton, The Man in a Yellow Gentleman David Vicars, and Mr. Arthrite.

1. Sir Philip Morton is the main villian in this story because he increased tax on the low-landed farmers and built a rock wall which led to Peter throwing a rock at him. The reason Peter is on the run in the whole book is because of Philip. Philip also wants to marry Kit so he can have her beautiful house.

2. David Vicars is next because he tricks Peter into giving him his script so he can make copy's. When Peter steals it back he discovers a poem which is a clue that helps Peter and the Secret Service to figure out where Philip and his men are meeting and plotting.

3. Mr. Arthrite is the final villain because he is actually working with Sir Morton and pretends not to so he can capture Peter and Kit. The additional heroes in the novel Cue for Treason are Mr. Desmond, Sir Robert, and Tom Boyd Mr. Desmond Mr. Desmond is a hero because he helps Peter and Kit through out the entire story. He gives them both jobs as actors until he breaks his leg. Even after they bot left to investigate the Peel Tower, he was willing to help them when he found them being chased by Sir Philip Morton. Also, Mr. Desmond helped capture Sir Morton with the help of his actors acting as British soldiers. Sir Robert Sir Robert is a hero because he helps Peter and Kit investigate David Vicars and helps to figure out the poem that Mr. Vicars wrote. HE also enlisted Peter and Kit into the Secret Service to help Tom Boyd investigate the Peel Tower in Penrith. Tom Boyd Tom is a hero, he helped Peter and Kit watch the Peel Tower for information about Mr. Philips plans. He also gave his life inside the Peel while looking for clues to help send Philip to jail. He was also a member of the secret service and ready to into action in a moments notice to protect the queen if necessary. The Historical Characters in this novel are William Shakespeare, Sir Robert Cecil, Sir Francis Bacon, and Queen Elizabeth I. The themes in Cue For Treason are: "It is important to help others despite risk to yourself", "Bravery, noble ideas and heroism inspire us and raises our spirits, and "Good will always triumph in the end". Themes It is important to help others despite risk to yourself Bravery, noble ideas and heroism inspire us and raise our spirits Good will always triumph in the end Tower Hill (David Vicar's House) In Cue For Treason, there a lot of conflicts. There is more than one of each type of conflict. The conflicts are: Person vs. Person, Person vs. Self, Person vs. Nature, and Person vs. Society. Conflicts Person Vs. Person In Cue For Treason, one of the examples of a person versus person conflict is Peter Brownrigg vs. Sir Philip Morton. It starts when Peter throws a rock at Philip. From there, the conflict escalates and Peter is on the run from Philip while trying to figure out ways to get him behind bars. The conflict is resolved when Peter and Kit, with the help of Mr. Desmond and his actors, capture Sir Philip Morton. Person Vs. Self An example of the conflict, person versus self is Peter versus himself. IN the beginning, Peter longs for excitement, adventure, and action. However, by the end of the book, one can infer Peter has had enough excitement for a long time. Peter is also homesick throughout the novel. This most likely affected his ability to perform in tasks such as acting, planning, and thinking. This conflict was most likely resolved when Peter gained self confidence. Person Vs. Nature In Cue For Treason, an example of person versus nature conflict if Peter vs. the river. When Peter escapes from Duncan, he has to swim through a big cold river to get to safety. While swimming he goes through mental and physical pain because of the cold. This conflict was resolved when Peter finally got out of the water and onto shore. Person Vs. Society The conflict Person versus Society is evident in Cue For Treason multiple times. An example of this conflict would be Peter as an actor against the critic. The critics would try to bring you down ans make you feel bad. This was resolved when Peter did not listen to the critics. My three favorite settings in the novel, Cue For Treason, are the Stronghold, The Peel Tower, and David Vicars house, the house on Tower Hill. The novel, Cue For Treason, follows the adventures of Peter Brownrigg and Kit K. as they are on the run from the evil , Sir Philip Morton. The story takes place in Shakespearean England and is written by Geoffrey Trease. Stronghold is located in Penrith and it is basically an abundance of rocks, large and small, and has an old run down Peel Tower which Peter and his friends played around when they where kids. There is also a small lake that is black and bottomless in the shape of a horseshoe. Stronghold is my favorite setting because the author, Geoffrey Trease, does and excellent job describing it and creating a mental picture. Sir Philip Morton's Peel Tower is my second favorite setting because it seems very secretive and secluded giving it a sort of eery feeling. It to is located in Penrith and is a 3 story stone tower. Like all other Peel Towers, it has tiny windows and a big wooden door. The roof is a battlemented roof and it has a little corner turret for a watchmen. Many Peel Towers in Penrith are old and unused. Tower Hill is David Vicars home and is my third favorite setting because it seems like a very nice place to live, seems very beautiful. Since it is made of wood instead of stone, it would have a very nice country side aspect to it which I like. It is also set up as a tower so it has multiple smaller floors. The house is also lake side and it has a little spot for boats to dock. Robert Cecil was born June 1 1563 and died May 24 1612. He was a Secretary of State in 1590 and became the leading minister in 1598. Robert was also Lord High Treasurer and Lord Privy Seal between 1598 and 1612. Sir Cecil was married to Lady Elizabeth Brooke and had one son named William Cecil. The greatest escapes in the novel ,Cue For Treason, are performed by Peter, Kit, and the tow of them together. The top 5 escapes in order of of greatness are:
1. Peter escaping from Duncan
2.Peter escaping from his pursuers on the hill
3. Peter and Kit escaping from Philip with the help of Mr. Desmond
4. Peter and Kit escaping from Philip
5.Kit running from home Peter escaping from Duncan In the novel, Peter has to escape from Duncan when he slipped in the Peel Tower and knocks himself out. Duncan captured him and ties him up in a cave. Peter escapes by smashing a wine bottle and using one of the shards to cut the rope that tied his hands. Peter proceeds to whack Duncan over the head with a large rock knocking him out cold. To actually escaping, Peter has to swim through and ice cold river until he finds land. Peter escaping from Pursuers Shortly after escaping from Sir Duncan, Peter finds himself very close to people working for Sir Philip Morton. He leads them on a wild goose chase until he runs up a hill and realizes that there is no-where left to go. When one pursuer approaches Peter, he leaps out and twists the mans leg making him fall into the deep gorge. The other pursuer, frightened, runs off leaving Peter alone and safe. Peter/Kit escape from Morton with help from Mr. Desmond While trying to get back to London to inform Sir Robert of the plot to kill the Queen, Peter and Kit run into Sir Philip Morton but escape thanks to their horses. Not long after, their horses get tired and they run into Mr. Desmond and his actors who are dressed like soldiers. Upon seeing Morton on the horizon, Mr. Desmond decides to make it look like him and his men captured Peter and Kit but when Philip approaches they take him down and tie him up. Peter/Kit escape from Philip After Peter and Kit meet up at Peter's home, Sir Morton comes with men and try to knock the door down. Mr. Brownrigg knows that the door wont hold forever and he will eventually run out of arrows so he decides to get Peter and Kit to get out of the house through the small hole in the wall behind an object. Once they are through the hole, they escape through the shrubbery. The courageous acts in Cue For Treason where done by Peter, Kit, and both of them working together to achieve a common goal. The courageous acts in order of courage needed are:
1.Peter going into the Peel Tower for Tom
2.Peter throwing a rock at Sir Morton
3.Peter going into David Vicars house
4.Kit covering for Peter at Mr. Vicars
5.Both of them watching the Peel Tower for days Peter Going Into The Peel Tower When Tom went into the Peel Tower, Peter and Kit assumed he would come back. When he didn't, Peter decided to go into the tower himself to try and find Tom. This would have taken a lot of courage because Peter did not know if Tom had been captured or killed, or if there was even anyone in the tower. He would essentially be walking in blind, no knowledge of anyone's presence. Peter Throwing a Rock at Morton In the beginning of the novel, Peter his brother, his dad, and most men in the area where tearing down the wall that Sir Morton had created. That alone is a courage's act, everyone there is committing treason. But that is not the only courage's act. The other act is Peter throwing a rock at Sir Morton. This would be a big problem if Peter was caught. He would be tried and found guilty for assault and treason and probably be put to death. This was a very gutsy thing to do even though Peter did not hit the man, it takes a lot of courage to stand up to someone of high power and defend your friends by defiying him. Peter Going Into Mr. Vicars House When Peter sold his script to David Vicars, Kit was angry and the two of them devised a plan to get it back. It involved Peter climbing the outside of the tall house and entering on of the rooms and then climbing back down. This would take a lot of courage because Peter has to have a lot of trust in the things you grab a hold of and Peter is trespassing and in a sense, stealing because the man bought it from him. Kit Covering For Peter at Mr. Vicars While Peter was climbing the outside of David Vicars house, he needed someone to get everyone out of the room and the only other person who knew about this was Kit. This would have required an abundance of courage on Kit's part because not only does she have to keep herself out of trouble and make a conviniving scene, she has to make sure that everyone stays out of the room long eh=nough or Peter will be caught.Kit would be under a lot of stress and pressure. Peter/Kit watching the Peel Tower When Peter and Kit solved Vicars riddle, it lead them to Sir Morton's Peel Tower. Peter and Kit went with Tom Boyd to gather information. This would require courage because they would have to remain unseen for a few days, remember a lot of information and they would be nearly defenseless if they were found because Sir Morton has many men at his disposal. This theme is shown in the novel, Cue For Treason, on multiple occasions. One example is when Tom Boyd went into the Peel Tower and did not return. Peter decided to go into the tower despite the big risk he was taking. If Tom was still in there, it would be important to help him get out. Another example is when William Shakespeare found out Kit was a girl and was on the run from Sir Morton, like Peter. Even though girls where not allowed to act and William could get in some hot water, he decided to help her so she would not have to marry Philip Morton. This theme is shown in the novel because many brave acts are down and those acts raise the characters spirits, it makes them feel much better about themselves and about the situation they are currently in. When some one does something heroic, it inspires others to do the same. This happens multiple times in the novel. The theme "Good will always triumph in the end" is apparent in Cue For Treason because good does defeat evil. Peter and Kit, with the help of friends and family along the way, are able to defeat Sir Morton and put an end to his rein of terror. Shakespeare Shakespeare is a very famous poet and play write. He wrote over 30 plays in his 52 years. William also died on his birthday, April 23. When he was starting out, he did not ave actors to pick from so he had to hire off the street. HE produced most of his work between 1589 and 1613. He was not as famous as he is now until the 19th century. Shakespeare's Plays Shakespeare wrote many plays. His most successful tragedies are "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Coriolanus". William loves to use the supernatural in his plays. Williams play "Hamlet" has one of the most famous quotes ever, "To be or not to be, that is the question". Shakespeare usually set his plays in other parts of the world so the viewers would think what happens is not crazy. Finally, William loved to use comedy to lesson the effects of a tragedy and make it funny. Elizabethan Theater Elizabethan theater occurred mostly between 1567 to 1642. In 1642, the theater was shut down because of rising Puritan movement. It believed that entertainment was sinful so they shut it down. The theater re-opened it 1660 after the Restoration of the monarchy. The theater had over 100 play writes and 20 different companies. The actors where always men even if it was a women's part, women were not permitted to act. Kit Running From Home I think that Kit running from home was a great escape because she wasn't just running from home, she was also running from Sir Philip Morton. Since both her parents died, Sir Morton wanted to marry her to get her land. Kit did not want that to happen so she ran away and joined Mr. Desmond's acting group. She would probably be in big trouble if she was caught because she defied Sir Morton which is why this could also be a courageous act.
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