The Secret Sharer

The Secret Sharer This book has two main characters the Captain, who is the central main character, and Leggatt, the secret sharer, whom is the competitor, along with minor characters such as the first and second shipmates. The captain narrates the story, but he is telling the story years after it actually took place. It seems as if the character knows little about the other characters thoughts, he just tells us what he knows from his experience with them. The captain also has a certain amount of responsibility, since he has nothing to gain by taking Leggatt on board and not turning him over, but rather he has a lot to lose if Leggatt is discovered. The story begins with a description of the geographic region and countries b describing his two shipmates. The first shipmate is obviously older and he has a beard, which is referred to often throughout the story when he is mentioned and the second shipmate who is much younger, but serious for his age. The captain does know much about his crew beyond their physical appearances and he only tells us a little about their personalities. The rising action consists of the description of the area and the crew up to when Leggatt is taking on board. There also seems to be two different turning points. The first would be when the captain of Sephora, Archbold comes on board and gives his side of the story, while the crews of the two ships are exchanging information. This prevents the captain from passing on Leggatt as some one else and an actual discovery would be dreadful. This does not seem to be the major climax, but nonetheless it is followed by a period where the captain is just trying to keep Leggatt hidden. The major climax is the escape of Leggatt. The Captain is being confident, giving orders and taking control of his boat and his crew, when he takes the boat to close to land, in order to aid Leggatt in his swim to shore. The falling action and conclusion is the successful escap…

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