TITLE: Jacob Have I Loved
AUTHOR: Katherine Paterson
# OF PAGES: 244
EXPOSITION: Rass Island, during World War II, Louise Bradshaw hates her twin sister because her sister, Caroline, gets all the "eyes"
POINT OF VIEW: 1st person point of view
PROTAGONIST: Louise Bradshaw, age starting at 13 but growing through the book, tall, large boned, beautiful and elegant structure. Susan Bradshaw is her mom and Truitt Bradshaw as parents is her dad. She also lives grandma and twin sister, Caroline.
TEXTUAL EVIDENCE: " At thirteen I was tall and large boned, with delusions of beauty and romance." ( Paterson 5)
ANTAGONIST: Caroline Bradshaw, age starting at 13 but growing through the book, tall, elegant hands, beautiful and elegant structure. Talent is singing. Susan Bradshaw is her mom and Truitt Bradshaw as parents is her dad. She also lives grandma and twin sister, Louise. TEXTUAL EVIDENCE: " By the time we were ten, it became apparent, though, that Caroline's true gift was her voice." ( Paterson 23)
CONFLICT: Man vs. Man AND Man vs. Self (Internal and External). Caroline is Louise's twin and gets all the attention which makes Louise feel unwanted.
RESOLUTION: Louise learns that her parents love her equally, when she fights with her mom and reveals her opinions, and she lives her own life with successes, while ignoring Caroline.
PLOT SYNOPSIS or SUMMARY: Louise, a twin with her sister Caroline, loves to do the manly work of watermen with her best friend, McCall aka Call, while her sister loves singing and playing the piano. Because of this and difficulty during birth, Caroline is more favored by friends and family. Louise feels abandoned and not cared for. When a old man who grew up the Rass Island comes back after a long time, Louise learns many things about life and this small island. Later on, she gets in fights with her mother and grandma about her opinions. Her parents help her to stand up and understand that...
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