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Why did Harvey fall overboard?

Harvey falls overboard in chapter 1 of Captains Courageous. At the beginning of the story, Harvey certainly is not the most seafaring of sorts. We can see that he is feeling seasick and certainly...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2018 2:11 am UTC

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How would you compare Harvey's mother and Dan's mother (especially with regards to their responsibilities and their...

Harvey's mother, Constance, is described as a kind and lovely lady, but it's said that she can't get control of her son; that's one of the reasons Harvey's being sent to Europe. She worries over...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019 9:00 pm UTC

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In Captains Courageous how does Harvey change from the beginning to the end?

Fifteen year-old Harvey Cheyne is the protagonist and central character of Rudyard Kipling's 1897 novel Captains Courageous. At the beginning of the story he is marooned in Newfoundland, and is...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019 7:09 pm UTC

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What is the main conflict in captains courageous what obstacles does the main character have to over come to get wat...

To me, the main conflict in this book is a person vs. himself sort of a conflict. In this book, the main character, Harvey Cheyne, is in conflict with himself as he grows up. At the beginning of...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2010 7:26 am UTC

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How does Harvey feel about Dan?

In Captains Courageous, Harvey Cheyne is a wealthy boy who falls overboard and is picked up by a fishing boat. Dan Troop is the captain’s son. Harvey’s arrogance, combined with the improbability of...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019 4:21 am UTC

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What is the copyright date of Captains Courageous?

To determine the copyright date of Rudyard Kipling's high-seas adventure Captains Courageous, we need to know a bit about the novel's publication history. The story first appeared in serial form in...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2020 10:45 pm UTC

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What is the climax to Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling?

After arrogant and spoiled Harvey Cheyne is taken in by a group of fisherman, he has to acclimate to life on the sea and grow in resilience and perseverance. The novel builds to a peak with...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019 5:12 pm UTC

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What is the summary of chapter 5 of Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling?

Chapter 5 of Captain's Courageous is a desultory stretch of the narrative, featuring not only Harvey, the young protagonist, but also fleshing out the varied members of the crew of the cod-fishing...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2019 8:18 am UTC

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Where is the setting of Captains Courageous?

Rudyard Kipling's novel Captains Courageous (full title, Captains Courageous, A Story of the Grand Banks) begins on an ocean liner in the North Atlantic nearing the Grand Banks, on which ship...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 2:42 am UTC

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What is the summary of chapter 6?

In Chapter 6, the We're Here runs across a cattle boat, and Disko yells at the skipper of the other boat for hogging the sea lanes. Then Salters exchanges words about farming with a man on the...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2018 12:22 am UTC

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What is a summary of chapter 8 in Captains Courageous?

The novel Captains Courageous, written by author Rudyard Kipling, is an adventure that takes place on the high seas. In chapter 8, Harvey is awed when the crew spots a town for the first time....

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019 3:40 pm UTC

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How does Harvey feel about Dan in chapter 1 of Captains Courageous?

Harvey meets Dan upon waking up in the fishing boat We're Here in chapter 1. He does not seem to think very highly of the boy. He particularly does not like that Dan is telling him what to do when...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2019 12:20 pm UTC

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What moral lesson does Disko Troop learn in Captains Courageous?

As one would expect of a coming-of-age story, it’s the child protagonist of Captains Courageous, Harvey Cheyne, who learns most of the moral lessons on offer. It's him, more than another character...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2020 12:09 pm UTC

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