In timothy of the cay, that phrase means that the different races can have things in common. He later claimed to be sixty, younger than the more than seventy years of age he guesstimated he actually was, so he could become part of the crew on the. He joined paul during one of pauls later missionary journeys. What is the summary of the book called the cay answers. Timothy of the cay chapters 116timothy is little, he finally got a job on a boat as the cleaner because the old one fell off a ladder. Now in print in 14 foreign countries, the story of young pheleep and old timothy has passed 4,000,000 copies in publication, worldwide. The cay renee armitage 5th the cay by theodore taylor. He is a skinny boy with dark brown hair and he is short. Learning timothy s age makes philip begin to worry about him. When a hurricane hit the island, timothy protects phillip. If timothy was sixteen years old, when paul first worked with him, he would be at least thirty at this point. Timothy of the cay by theodore taylor, paperback barnes.
This novel is an inspiring castaway like novel but with a racial twist. In the cay by theodore taylor, timothy is an old africanamerican man who is shipwrecked with the narrator, phillip. In 1993, taylor published timothy of the cay, a book which tells both of phillips life after and of timothy s life before the ordeal. The book called the cay is about a boy named phillip who gets stranded on an island with a old black man whos name is timothy. He could of died from getting hurt or he could have died from old age. The cay had its detractors, who saw the depiction of timothy as stereotypical and offensive. Timothy admits that he thinks theyre on a small cay in a part of the sea known as the devils mouth, which is several small islands tucked up inside great banks of coral that made navigation difficult 7. In the novel the cay, a young white boy and an old black man are stranded on a small sandy cay in the caribbean sea following a shipwreck.
He lives in willemstad on the island of curaco, the largest of the dutch islands, just off the coast of venezuela. Shipwrecked on a tiny caribbean island, philip must overcome his prejudice towards timothy, the old black sailor who becomes the key to his survival. Paul probably gave this command, because older men were considered to be wiser than men in their thirties, and he wanted to. In chapter 8, timothy tells philip that he is more than 70 years old. I first heard the news of david foster wallaces death the morning after my.
To appreciate this book the most you have to have read the cay, or know what its about. Elevenyearold phillip was blinded by flying debris when a torpedo struck the ss hato, and old timothy has taught him how to survive. Catholic tradition states timothy died in ephesus when he was over 80 years old 19 catholic encyclopedia. How did phillip feel about timothy in the novel, the cay. They got stranded on the cay because a german torpedo hit the ss hato and philip went overboard and got hit by a plank. The novel was published in 1969 and dedicated to martin luther king, jr. However, world war ii is raging, and phillip leaves the island aboard a. In reading class i read the cay it is a very excitig book. In the book the cay where does timothy live answers.
About the author theodore taylor was born in north carolina. In this novel there are many hidden messages one of which is that you dont live by sight. Old timothy of charlotte amalie died and poor young phillip cried and cried. Philip is excited about the war because he has never experienced it before.
Theodore taylors novel the cay is about adventure, survival, and friendship. New haven sda temple brooklyn, ny recommended for you. He moves with his mom by a ship the hato and it gets torpedoed. Foxes states he was the bishop of ephesus and was murdered when he told a crowd of pagans that their idolatrous celebrations. The cay is about this boat that gets torpedoed and how an old, black sailor, named timothy and a. This prequelsequel tells the rest of their tale in alternating chaptersthe compelling story of two very different people.
Taylor based the character of the boy in his book on a child who was aboard the hato, when it was torpedoed, who drifts out to sea on a lifeboat. The cay is a teen novel written by theodore taylor. Soon after timothys death phillip begins navigating the island alone and has a. Timothy of the cay is a prequelsequel of the cay, both written by theodore taylor. The book discusses timothy s life before the events of the cay, when he was living in back o all, the poorest section of what was then the squatters village of charlotte amalie, on the then danishheld united states virgin island of st. In the beginning of the book the cay, theodore taylor richly sets up the time and place. The book has a premise appealing to an 11 year old as it imagines a boy that. When stranded on the cay, timothy the man makes all these tools to help keep him and the boy philip alive. The island is being stalked by german submarines that arrived during the nighttime and are targeting the areas oil refineries and tankers. The maldonado miracle and the teetoncey trilogy, chronicling the remote, quaint outer banks of north carolina, quickly followed the success of the cay. Set during world war 2 and written for the junioryoung adult reader, the cay follows the story of a young white boy who is shipwrecked with an old black man and a cat. Some chapters are very scary like when there was a hurrica and evry thng was being blown away timothy and plipa had to hold on to a tree bark to save there live but timothy sadly died becuses every thing that was blownn away and was hiting him but he saved philepa live. Timothy had come a long way in the year or two since his conversion to christ. The book explores the trials of a white elevenyearold boy called phillip who, after going blind, is shipwrecked on an island with a black sailor called timothy.
When he returned a few years later with silas, timothy was already a respected member of the christian congregation, as were his grandmother lois and his mother eunice, both jews. Nonetheless, timothy had more to learn as he left lystra and iconium and headed west with paul and silas to evangelize the lost. He and his father made plans to visit the cay where he and timothy had survived for just over three months, until timothy had been killed in a hurricane that had struck the cay when flying debris had severely lacerated him. Because philip was brought up to hate black people, he despises timothy who is illiterate. Though the book is a story of how phillip comes to love timothy, it is.
Hannah gumbs died during the second of timothys first four years at sea. An ala notable childrens book, jane addams childrens book award, lewis carroll shelf award, commonwealth club of california. I think the best parts of the book are when timothy shows care for phillip, even when phillip is being stupid, and stubborn. Phillip enright is a young 11 year old boy living on a small island named curacao in the middle of a war with the germans. This prequelsequel tells the rest of their tale in alternating chaptersthe compelling story of two very different. I was not my favorite book but it was a really good book. Racism is discussed in timothy of the cay, but doesnt play as big a part as in the cay.
Learning timothys age makes philip begin to worry about him. At the end of the book, phillip regains his sight after going under 3 operations. In the book the boys racist views leave him as he learns to admire and respect timothy. He was the winner of edgar award for the best young adult. Timothy is already weakened from his recent bout with malaria, and hes in his seventies. For the millions who care about timothy and young phillip fo.
Phillip wants to stay on the island with his dad, but his mom books passage for him. Why does timothy think it is so important for phillip to know how to fish. Timothy of the cay kindle edition by taylor, theodore. An elevenyearold boy that becomes blind and is stranded on a cay. The cay is about an old black man and a young white boy stranded on the cay. But dis year, dsea be angry wid all ddeath upon it. Timothy buys new shoes and races down to the dock with tante hannah but the ship is gone. According to the first chapter of foxes book of martyrs, he died in 97 a.
Phillip calls timothy out and asks him to tell him what hes been holding back, saying, im old enough to know 7. From babylon to america, the prophecy movie by school for prophets attila kakarott duration. When paul and barnabas first visited lystra, paul healed a person crippled from birth, leading many of the inhabitants to accept his teaching. Taylor based the character of the boy in his book on a child who was aboard. Timothy of the cay is a book written by theodore taylor. A white boy had taken his job and the ship had left earlier than timothy was told. The cay 1 the cay bytheodore taylor 2 character list. The death of timothy occurs in chapter 15 of this excellent novel, and, as we read it, we see that timothy died as a result of protecting philip from the storm that ravages their island. As the trio ventured from one city to another, timothy joined paul and. Thomas of which virgin island it is now the capital, and phillip enrights life after the same events.
Timothy has a grandson about the same age as philip. Paul picked up timothy on his second missionary journey acts 16. Off in the ocean on a tiny cay an old man and a young boy lay. Timothy is first described as a huge, very old, ugly africanamerican man. Ppt the cay powerpoint presentation free to download. Theodore langhans taylor june 23, 1921 october 26, 2006, laguna beach, california was an american author of more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books for young adult readers, including the cay, the weirdo winner of the 1992 edgar award for best young adult mystery, timothy of the cay, and the bomb taylor died on october 26, 2006 in laguna beach, ca, from complications of a heart attack. Timothy was an active, faithful member of the missionary team. It is circa 1940s and is about a boy named philip, whom is like any typical elevenyear old. The book was adapted into a tv film in 1974 with alfred lutter as phillip, james earl jones as timothy, and gretchen corbett as phillips mother. This is one of the best survival stories since robinson crusoe.
He thinks all young boys should be able to have fun and fish. How old does timothy say he is in the book the cay answers. However, second timothy was not really written to timothy or, for that matter. Where did timothy go when he was feverish and wild with malaria. He meets this man named timothy who is the opposite skin tone of phillip. Start studying study guide quest the cay chapter 10. He gets very bad wounds from the tree and the debris. He has written about 50 fiction books and about 50 nonfiction books. Having lost his sight and washed up on a small cay, the boy has to deal with his prejudices and learn to respect the only person in the world who can keep him alive. He has lived in curacao and befriended a black man named timothy and a cat named stew cat. The cay is still theodores most popular novel to date.1587 1134 259 232 1447 311 1206 1357 424 683 1255 1036 790 1418 316 1565 834 856 1149 1460 287 299 673 1499 755 33 714 807 1403 884