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The Cay
The Cay
by Theodore Taylor
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Character Role Analysis

Henrik van Boven to Phillip

Henrik is a Dutch boy who is Phillip's BFF. Henrik is mostly important because he shows how much Phillip has changed since he was stranded on the cay. By the time Philip returns to CuraƧao, Henrik seems really young and immature to him. This highlights how much Phillip has grown up through his experiences with hardship and disaster.

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