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Villafane English October 17, 2013 Period 4 A Resourceful and Determined Girl A 48.-foot wave rose behind a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. Within seconds, it crashed down, engulfing its first, but not the last, victim. In “Rogue Wave” by Theodore Taylor, Scoot and Sully’s boat is overturned by a rogue wave. Scoot is trapped under the boat with the water level rising quickly. Sully manages to communicate with Scoot telepathically and nonverbally. After receiving Sully’s message, Scoot opens the skylight and escapes from the boat. Scoot is a determined and resourceful character throughout the story. Scoot is a determined character throughout the short story. For example, Scoot realizes that she is trapped in the boat moments after regaining consciousness. After calling out to Sully multiple times, and getting no answer, she thinks that he may be unable to help and she needs to get out by herself. She tells herself, “Scoot, you’ve got to get out of here!” (10). These words emphasize how Scoot reacts during challenging times. Instead of panicking, Scoot tries to make
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  • Fall '14
  • English, Short story, Black-and-white films, Tsunami, Starboard, Telepathy, Scoot

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