Children of the Sea Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. Describe the conditions on the boat.

There are about thirty-seven people on the boat. It is hot during the day, and the passengers get badly sunburned. During the night it is cold. They have a limited amount of food, and cracks also develop which they have to try and patch up with tar.

2. Describe the relationship between the two narrators.

The two narrators are lovers They have known each other since they were children. The female narrator's father doesn't approve of him, but the second narrator still declares her love for the first narrator.

3. Describe Celianne.

Celianne is a pregnant girl of about 15 years of age. Her face is scarred from razor cuts. Celianne is all alone because her brother was taken by soldiers, and her mother left behind in Haiti.

4. Why is the first narrator happy there are no children on board?

The first narrator is happy there are not children on board because it would pain him to see the hopelessness and desperation in their faces.

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