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The Shack

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erika hamel

on 10 June 2015

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Transcript of The Shack

A big portion of story takes place in Oregon in the wilderness in the abandoned shack, where the main charters daughter may have been brutally murdered.
The tone of the novel is am incite for living.

The mood of the novel is sad, angry, unjust, and an incite for a better understanding.
"Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved."
-The Lady Bug. The dots on the back of the lady bug pin represent victims of the Little Lady Killer. The left side has two dots and the right side has three dots.
-Jesus walking on water. It is a literary reference to when Peter walked on the water with Jesus. This applies to Mack especially to push through the basic fears he has: fears of foolish, ridicule, failure, and in the wake of his daughters death.
-The Garden. T o show that we humans are blind in our own place in the Creation.
Themes ...
: This character is displayed as a black women, Mack feels comfort and love from her because she tells him that he should get let out his feelings as it does the soul good.
: This character is seen as a middle Eastern man whose attire presents him as a construction worker. He becomes a closes friend to Mack and helps him understand the meaning of sacrifice and love.
: This character is depicted as an Asian women who assists Mack in reaching enlightenment.
: Mackenzie's youngest daughter age 6. She was kidnapped and later murdered in the shack by the little lady killer.
: A person who is believes to be connected god in the book, she plays a big roll in the book as she is the person who reveals everything that Mack didn't want to know to him.
Little lady kille
r: A serial killer who kidnaps young girls and murders them. Also leaves a signature of presence, which is a ladybug stick pin which container the number of children he has kidnapped.

Minor characters
Nan Phillips
; Mackenzie's wife.
Special Agent (Samantha)
: Detective/investigator who comes to do a investigation about Missy's disappearance.
Kate and Josh
: Mackenzies two other children who are older the Missy.
: Mack long time friend.
The Shack
Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
WM. Paul Young

Character Development
Conviction: An unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence. (Ex: In the novel
The Shack
the characters have a high conviction for God/Papa.)(n)
Skeptical: Inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true. (If you are skeptical you do not usually have conviction)(adj)
Unyielding: Refusing to give way or compromise.(adj)
Overcompensate: Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.(v)
Bluster: A swaggering show of courage. (n)
Inexorably: Impossible to stop or prevent. (adv)
Unabated: Continuing at full strength or intensity. (v, adj)


"Pain has a way of clipping
our wings and keeping us
from being able to fly."
Mack the main character takes his kids on a camping trip and two of his kids are in the water and one of them was drowning so he went and he left his youngest daughter Missy alone at their campsite so when he came back she was missing
Then they discover that missy was abducted and murdered by a serial killer known as the " Little Ladykiller"
After some time mack gets a letter that invites him back to the shack where missy died and its from papa or (god) and when he goes his life change for ever

Main Characters

Mackenzie Allen Phillips
; He is the main character of the novel. Mack was abused as a child by his father which resulted in his having a traumatic life.


Missy: Mackenzie's youngest daughter who was kidnapped and killed by the Lady Killer.
Little Lady Killer: A serial killer who kidnaps and murders young girls under the age of 10, never caught and never found the bodies.
Nan Phillips: Mackenzie's wife
Kate and Josh: Mackenzie's other two children, both older than Missy.
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