Three Skeleton Key - Ms. Cochren: LA 7

Three Skeleton Key - Ms. Cochren: LA 7

Three Skeleton Key by George Toudouze Literary Focus: Suspense: anxious curiosity that hooks

the readers interest Foreshadowing: writers drop clues that hint at what may happen later; this intensifies suspense George Toudouze

1847- 1904 Born in France Playwright, essayist, and illustrator Interest in the sea and worked in the French navy

Basic Situation: Characters: 1) Narrator: young man who took a job at a lighthouse to earn money for upcoming marriage 2) Le Gleo: a Breton (France) 3) Ichty: a Basque, head keeper, oldest

Basic Situation: Setting: 1. Time: late 1800s 2. Place: key off of French Guiana (South America); lighthouse

Basic Situation: Conflict: external? internal? Complications: 1.

2. 3. 4. Complications: 1. The smell of the rats is horrible, and the men are sealed in the lighthouse.

2. The men begin to tease the rats. 3. The rats begin to eat away at the window frames. 4. Nightmares, madness, and no supply boat for 29 days! Climax:

Starts when Ends when Climax:

Starts when they decide not to light the light. The rats get in. They fight man to rat! Patrol boat soaks the rats. Fever and infection set in! And, a fireboat filled with meat! Ends when

Resolution: After the problem is resolved, what happens to Itchoua: Le Gleo: Narrator:

Summarization: Somebodywantedbutso Themes:

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