After the first death



Book Notes

Title: After The First Death Author: Robert Cormier


Date Started: 02/06/00 Date Ended: 03/06/00




The Characters:


a) Main Characters
Miro: Miro is a teen-age terrorist that came from another country know, in the story, as their “Homeland”. Even Miro himself is uncertain of his age because during the training (Or as they call it, school) age is not important. Te training is preparing them for terrorism. Miro is feeling less and has learned not to give in to the call of nature. For example: Things such as hunger, Restroom needs and most important sleep and tiredness. In the story Miro is a doubtful teen looking for action.

Artkin: Artkin is a very dark and dangerous man. He rescued Miro and his brother from the refugee camps and took them to the school. Artkin is very educated in the sense of terrorism. He taught Miro everything he knows and is the leader of that specific team of “Freedom Fighters”. His age and Identity is also unknown

Kate: Kate is the victim of the hijacking of the bus. She thinks that all of the terrorists are monsters and don\'t deserve to live. Kate has red hair and has freckles. She also has a very weak bladder and often urinates uncontrollably. Miro thinks that most American boys would find her to be attractive.

Ben: Be is the son of one of the head generals that are apart of the operation on stopping these terrorists. Later in the story Ben is the one who is chosen to deliver a message to the terrorist and doing so he barely escapes death. Because of that Ben and his father haven\'t spoken for months and maybe even years. Also because Ben told all the information to the terrorists he could no longer live with himself so he committed suicide. There was no real description of Ben because the story was told from his point of view.

Mark: Mark is bens father who feels guilty for forcing Ben to deliver a message to the terrorists and as a result Ben kills him self. At the end Ben and his father has a very deep conversation but of course it is in Marks imagination. Mark is a General for a top-secret military force. He is part of a group know as Fort Delta. He has a very secret life that he can not share with his family.




b) Other characters

Antibee: Antibee is a very strong and buff man. He is the watchful eye for the group. He is very skillful at his work. Later he gets shot be one of the snipers in the woods.

Stroll: Stroll is the best driver in the country. He is African American and he is very quiet rarely speaks but when he dose it is very important. Most of the tome he uses gestures instead of words.

Sedeete: Sedeete is the leader of the Freedom Fighters. He is even greater than Artkin. Later he is captured and that was the downfall of the operation.

Raymond: Raymond is a little boy who is on the bus. He is the only child who truly knows what is going on because he is awake while all the other kids are asleep. And he also refuses to eat any of the drugged candy and as a result he his killed by Artkin.


Setting:


In my story there are two settings one is in a dormitory of castle high and the other is the bridge where the hijackers take the bus.

Castle High is the high school where the kids of people that are involved with Fort Delta go. It is a very heavily secured area. That is also the school that Ben’s father attended. Ben room is one of the biggest in the school because the fast that Ben’s dad is one of the Generals.

My other setting is the bridge. The bridge is the place where the hijackers take the bus full of children. The bridge is fairly big. It is about 300 yards, or as Miro describes it, 3 American football fields. The bridge has railroad tracks so there are gaps in between the bridge’s floor. There is also the bus which has taped up windows to unable the soldiers to see any one’s face.

Plot


The story starts