The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Under Father's guidance, the entire family travels upstream in the Little Haddy taking ice to the Zambu. Father is amazed that missionaries have not penetrated the area, bringing American culture in the form of Diet Pepsi and Kool-Aid. He learns his mistake when the residents of the first village begin praying, assuming any white man must be a missionary. They have seen ice four or five times before, brought by missionaries. When the family returns with another shipment of ice, they find the natives have constructed a tiny replica of Fat Boy and are worshipping it.

Chapter 15 Analysis

Charlie begins to notice his Father's resemblance to Tiny Polski. Instead of fleeing from authority, Fox has simply made himself the dictator of his own little world. Fox rails about Twinkies, Diet Pepsi and Hershey bars, but he also denigrates the local avocados. At the...

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