This story begins in Willemstad, an island of curacaa; and it was owned by the Dutch. Philip an eleven-year-old is the main character that lives in Curacao with his parents. They are American, but the reason they moved from Virginia to Curacao is because Phillip?s dad worked there. (Phillip?s parents hate black people). Phillip?s father worked in a refinery producing aviation gas. This took place during world war two.
This Cay was written by the point of view of an omniscient person, which knew everything that was happening with Phillip and Theodore. He completely agreed with Phillip?s reaction after finding out who Theodore really was. Knowing that black people are bad and there is no reason to hate them.
The principal characters were Phillip and Timothy. This two were from two different races; Phillip was white and Timothy was black. Phillip?s father always told him that black people were bad. But for some circumstances Phillip and his parents were sailing and the ship got torpedoed, there was panic inside the ship. Every one had to get out and into the lifeboat to get lowered. Phillip was knocked unconsciously and when he opened his eyes he saw Timothy sitting in the raft
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