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Take a look at the drawing you made of your protagonist, back when we started reading our novels. Do you think you would draw him/her differently now? Or do you think he/she looks about the same in your mind’s eye?
Yesterday’s journal entry asked you to assess how the main character (or another key character) has changed. Perhaps some of those changes are physical. Maybe some are based on the character’s internal conflicts.
- Jim Hawkins is male.
- He’s a youth, but we don’t know exactly how old.
- He knows how to read, which is unusual in the 1700’s.
- He is brave (like in the quote from yesterday’s journal submission: “I passed my word” where he chose to stay with the pirates instead of running away). –internal conflict = proving his manhood
- He lives with his mother, but his father has died. That puts him in charge of his family’s business, running an inn. –external conflict = supporting his mother financially