The Open Boat

The Open Boat

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  • Exposition
  • How did it come to this?
  • A little to the South
  • Yes sir
  • Conflict
  • Why don't they see us?
  • If I don't survive, tell my family
  • Rising Action
  • What do his signals mean?
  • Look! someone is waving
  • A boat must be coming for us!
  • He is waving a black coat!
  • When their original boat crashed, the Captain, Oiler, Cook, and Correspondent got into a very small lifeboat. The sky was cloudy and the waves were rough. The Captain was injured, but he gave instructions to the crew. 
  • Climax
  • The Correspondent and the Oiler rowed and rowed because the Captain was injured and the cook wasn't strong enough. Surviving the waves was tough. In mid-afternoon the Captain saw a light at Mosquito Inlet. Unfortunately, no one saw them, so they went back out to sea.
  • Falling Action
  • I will make it to shore!
  • They made a makeshift sail with the Captain's coat and kept sailing. They saw a beach in the distance and noticed that someone was waving to them. They couldn't understand his signals, so they decided to wait for a boat to rescue them.
  • Resolution
  • The boat was going in the direction of the beach. They figured that no help was coming, and knew that the boat was going under. The Captain gave commands until the boat crashed.
  • Don't jump until the boat goes under!
  • After the boat crashed, the Captain, Cook, and Correspondent used the boat for support. They slowly started making their way to people on the shore. The oiler was swimming fast and strong against the waves.
  • Don't let this wave finish me!
  • Why did it have to end like this?
  • The Captain, Cook, and Correspondent made it safely to shore. The people on the beach brought necessary items. They discovered that the oiler had drowned when swimming to the beach. The power of the sea was something they now greatly understood.
  • He was a great man and hard worker
  • It won't be the same without him
  • Oh no!
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