THE RIVER Essay

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THE RIVER
Gary Paulsen

ABOUT THE BOOK




This book takes place in the Canadian wilderness This book is told in third person omniscient point of view
This book is fiction

CHARACTERS

MAJOR CONFLICTS

IMPORTANT QUOTES


“that first night Brian decided he was insane to have come back, insane to have agreed to do it, and insane for sending the plane away with all that wonderful equipment.”(31) this quote was important because Brian didn’t want to relive what happened in the wilderness the first time he was there. IMPORTANT QUOTES


“He wasn’t that other thing. Not that other word.” (60) this quote was important because when Derek got struck by lightening Brian didn’t want to think that Derek was dead.

LITERRARY TECHNIQUE
IRONY


Irony-the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. When Brian wanted to get rid of the survival gear to make the survival more realistic a couple of days later Derek got struck by lightening. ”That’s it exactly we have trouble. That’s what this is all about. You want to learn, but if you have all that back up, it’s just more games. It’s not real. You wouldn’t have that if the situation were real, would you?”(27)

LITERRARY TECHNIQUE
FLASH BACK


Flashback-a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story. When
Brian got onto the bush plane he was having flashbacks to when the last time a plain crashed when he was in it.” Memories of the crash came sweeping back into his mind.
Mental pictures of the plane…