Section 1 ( Chp 1-11 ) :1- Battle at the RoundHouseCaptain Hoseason goes into the Roundhouse to find Alan and David arranged for the fight to come. A couple of minutes later, the fight starts as the Captain and his men assault Alan, while David watches the back of the Round-House. A few men attempt to break the rear door down with a battle-ram; David fires at them accordingly, injuring the Captain in the arm.
Meanwhile, Alan has executed Mr. Shuan, and one other mariner. As they sit tight for the second assault, David tries to keep down his dread. The second assault arrives, and Alan kills a few more mariners, while David shoots two aggressors that come in through the bay window. Alan completes off his assailants at the main door, and the battle ends with the victory of Alan and David. This event would fall on the trigger part of the plot graph. The battle of the Round-House is the activity centerpiece of the novel.
David survives his first fight, and kills at least one man in the process. This can be viewed as a transitioning for David. He has executed his first man, and has blood staring him in the face.2- At this point I’m wondering how the friendship between Alan and David will. I want to see how they will travel together and overcome obstacles to achieve their goal. I want to see both of them taking down Ebenezer together in last chapters.3- PPEC (Symbol) :Alan’s Silver button: This is symbolic of Alan’s guidance. “And wherever ye go and that button, the friends of Alan Breck will come around you,” (Stevenson 77), by showing the button to people, David is able to find out what Alan’s instructions were, and in a broader sense, it is symbolic of the guidance that Alan gives David throughout the novel.
4- QuestionsWhat clan does Alan Breck belong to?Ans: The StewartsWho is David’s father?Ans: Alexander Balfour What does Captain Hoseason intend to do to David?Ans: Sell him into slavery in the CarolinasWhich is Captain Hoseason’s original cabin boy in the novel?Ans: RansomWhich is Alan Breck’s homeland?Ans: AppinSection 2 ( Chp 11-17 ) :1- The Murder GlenureDavid crosses the Linnhe Loch into Appin. Once there, he strolls to a side street, flies out of a bush and asks a little group of travelers the best approach to Aucharn, where Alan should sit tight for David. The travellers end up being none other than Colin Campbell of Glenure, his lawyer, and two other men. Glenure starts to address David about his business when he is all of a sudden shot and slaughtered. David pursues the killer, however the killer outruns him. At the point when David comes back to the scene of the murder, the lawyer accuses him of being an aide to the crime, and David must escape once more. Alan, who has evidently been fishing close-by, maneuvers David into a bush.
Alan quickly drives him away into the forested areas. This event would fall on the rising action part of the plot graph. Once the reader has read until this point and perceived how David tends to bumble aimlessly into terrible circumstances, it isn’t extremely amazing that he winds up being charged as an accomplice to Glenure’s murder.2- I personally don’t like it when David was being accused of Glenure’s murder. I mean even chased after the murderer but still was being accused. On the other hand I think that David was completely wrong to suspect Alan for that murder. David isn’t much of a friend if he does not believe Alan.3- PPEC (Setting):This section took place in Scottish Highlands, 1751.
It is significance because determines parameters for the characters’ lives and actions. ” the man’s a Whig, nae doubt; but I would never deny he was a good chieftain to his clan” ( Stevenson 128). We know that it took place in mid 17s so the characters are ignorant about discrimination and clan fighting. That’s why we see two clans fighting each other and our protagonist David is caught in these fight.
4- QuestionsWho is David’s lawyer?Ans: Mr. RankeillorWhat famous historical person does Alan duel with on the bagpipes?Ans: Robin Oig, the MacgregorWhat clan did the real killer of Colin Campbell of Glenure come from?Ans: The CameronsWhat has Alan apparently been doing during the murder of Glenure?Ans: He was fishing.To what place does David ask directions from a small group of travellers?Ans: He asks a small group of travelers the way to Aucharn.Section 3 ( Chp 17-24 ) :1- David gets mad at AlanAlan gambles with Cluny and loses all their money, including David’s.
David is angry that Alan gambled it away and he has to swallow his pride and ask for it back, and Alan feels guilty for having gambled it all away.Alan and David continue their hike through the woods. David is still angry at Alan, who is miserable, knowing he has done David a wrong.
But David is very angry, and he cannot bring himself to forgive Alan. Alan apologizes, but David remains bitter. This event would fall on the climax part of the plot graph. This quarrel between David and Alan is intriguing on various levels. It is the finish of the dangerous contrasts amongst Alan and David: Catholic versus Protestant, Jacobite versus Whig, dashing rogue versus very much mannered young fellow.
In addition, Alan’s childishness and rash nature have inflicted significant damage on David.2- At this point of the novel I was mad at David the most. Alan knew that what he has done is completely wrong and also apologizes.
David was ignoring that fact that they both have endured many hardships together and are best friends. Even after Alan apologized David couldn’t bring himself to forgive him which makes me mad at David.3- PPEC (Theme) :LOYALTY AND FRIENDSHIPThe central theme of this section is the friendship amongst Alan and David. In spite of the way that Alan really owes him, since David saved his life on the Covenant, David feels an incredible feeling of dependability to Alan, so he can’t stand to part with him. “..
. Alan’s kindness and courage in the past, how he had helped and cheered and borne with me…”( Stevenson 178 ). Even when he winds up mad at Alan for losing their cash to Cluny Macpherson, David opposes the impulse to leave Alan.4- QuestionsWhat is the Climax of the book?Ans: The Climax of the book is in chapter 24 when the friendship between David and Alan reaches its most crucial state.
What time does Alan wake up David after spending the night on the rock?Ans: Nine in the morning.Why did Alan blame himself of putting both David and himself in Rocks?Ans: Because he take a wrong road in his own country of Appin.After David and Alan eat, what kind of game does Cluny propose?Ans: Gambling.What does David pretend he is about to do to cover for his misbehavior?Ans: He is going to fake that he’s about to die because of his bad health.Section 4 ( Chp 24-30 ) :1- Ebenezer’s defeatDavid, Alan, and Rankeillor go to the House of Shaws. Alan goes up to the door alone and knocks.
He tells Ebenezer that they discovered David after the shipwreck and held on to him. They are now holding him for ransom. Ebenezer doesn’t want to pay for him, so Alan says they’ll kill him. Ebenezer doesn’t want that, so Alan says they must pay him if he wants them to keep David alive. Ebenezer haggles over the price, admitting in the process that he had originally sent David to become a slave in the Carolinas.At that point, Rankeillor and David reveal themselves. Ebenezer is shocked, and remains speechless.
David is to get two thirds of the yearly Shaws income, while Ebenezer keeps the other third and the estate. This event would fall on the resolution part of the plot graph. This is significant because Ebenezer is defeated, in an extremely fitting way, as he is deceived, similarly as he more than once deceived David. 2- The ending of the novel was satisfying because I desperately wanted to see David defeat his uncle.
All the bad things he has done to David makes me hate him. David was finally able bring down his wicked Uncle which makes the ending good, at least for me.3- PPEC (Characterization): Alan Breck StewartUnlike David, Alan does not change altogether over the span of Kidnapped. His essential part is to fill in as a sort of guide for David, both through the wilds of Scotland and through the trials of turning into a man.
” “David!” he cried. “Are ye daft? I cannae draw upon ye, David. It’s fair murder.
“” ( Stevenson 177) . Even when David get mad at him at challenged him to a duel, he refused. He shows David how to get by in the wild, how to survive a fight. Alan Breck is the most intriguing character in Kidnapped, and the person who most adds to its courageous nature.4- QuestionsWhat is the name of the family living in Balquhidder?Ans: The name of the family living in Balquhidder is McLaren.How long does David spend in bed?Ans: David spend Over a week in bed.What does Rankeillor discover he has forgotten on the way to meet Alan?Ans: His glasses.Where does Alan tell Ebenezer he is from?Ans: Alan tell Ebenezer that he is from Near Mull.Where does Ebenezer admit he sent David to become a slave?Ans: Ebenezer admit that he sent David to become a slave in The Carolinas.