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Ryan Curtis Mrs. Saffle 9:30 Second Essay 4/5/11 The Mosquito Coast
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The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux starts off on a small farm in Massachusetts where a very smart man is the head man of his family. Allie Fox, the father of four and loving husband is a very clever man but believes he is never wrong. He doesn’t like the direction America is going so he decides to quit his job as an inventor for Mr. Polski and move overseas. He packs up everyone’s things without letting anyone know where exactly they will be headed. Allie drives the family to the Baltimore harbor where they will take a ship to Honduras; the family
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will soon find this out when they meet a family that ‘accidently’ tells Charlie, Allie’s oldest son. When they arrive on land Allie buys a small town called Jeronimo that is up the river, and in the jungle. The family is escorted to the town just to see a broken down house and a lot of trees. The family was skeptical at first glance but Allie saw a future. He always looked at something as if it were already made and working. Easier put he never saw junk as junk, but as something with future purpose or greatness. Allie uses his family and the native Indians to work for him in
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