Study Guide

The Cay Characters

By Theodore Taylor

Phillip

We at Shmoop have to admit that Phillip isn't exactly the most likeable guy out there. OK, let's...

Timothy

Timothy is the kind-hearted West Indian man who saves Phillip's life again and again. He pulls...

Stew Cat

The cast of characters in The Cay is short, so we would be remiss not to mention the beloved Stew...

Mother

Okay, we're going to put all of our cards on the table: we think the mom in The Cay is a pretty...

Father

Phillip's father (like his mother) is kind of a one-dimensional (or flat) character. We know that...

Henrik van Boven

Henrik van Boven is Phillip's BFF on the island of Curaçao. He's a Dutch kid who doesn't...