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The Cay Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
When our main character Phillip is thrown off the S.S. Hato in Chapter 3, a mast hits his head and he is left blind. Phillip's blindness sparks his personal transformation and functions as one of t...
A tempest is a tropical storm with major rain and high winds. You might have heard of these storms by a different name: a hurricane. Hurricanes are common in the Caribbean, the setting of The Cay....
Sharks are natural predators in the ocean, and they play a minor role in The Cay. The animals generate suspense and a sense of danger when Timothy and Phillip are floating on the raft, not to menti...
Tons of heroes face trials in their adventures: think of all of the challenges and monsters Percy Jackson faces, for example. The coconut tree is a trial Phillip must face. He's afraid to climb the...
The animals on the island are fighting for survival just like Phillip and Timothy. In their behavior, we see echoes of human behavior. Phillip's interactions with these animals become a metaphor fo...
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