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Three Skeleton Key: Protagonist and Antagonist
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Three Skeleton Key
Protagonist vs. Antagonist
Protagonist: the chief character in a literary work
Which details in the first four paragraphs suggest that the narrator is the central character in this story?
1054: In what ways are Le Gleo's and the narrator's reactions to the doomed ship similar and different?
At this point, has the protagonist experienced any conflict?
1058: What strategies do the men employ to stay calm?
Antagonist: a character or force that opposes the protagonist
*Another character, or may be external force
*The protagonist's motives may be universal
*The conflict between the protagonist's and the antagonist may be universal as well
Born in Paris
Wrote 19 books about the sea
What do you know about this person?
What difference in the character's ages does the narrator point out?
What else do you learn about the other characters?
Pg 1053: What does Le Gleo's fear suggest about his character?
What does Itchoua's response suggest about his character?
How did the rats contribute to the state of the ship?
Predict what conflict he might experiences after the ship sinks.
What type of conflict is this?
How do the rats now fit the definition of the antagonist?
What is the conflict between the rats and the men?
What do their reactions to the situation tell us about the characters individually?
Are these struggles external or internal?
What do you think motivates the narrator and Le Gleo to risk their own lives to help Itchoua?
In what ways are the group of men and the group of rats similar?
What is a difference?
In what way does human intelligence overcome the rats' brutality?
How are the characters ultimately changed?
Why is the island named
Three Skeleton Key?
How does that affect the tone of the story?