When the boat was initially found by the girls the boys didn’t see it at first, after they find it they become closer friends and this newfound friendship takes the teenagers on an adventure. They not only find a boat and fix it but they also use this boat to guide them into a new territory with the opposite sex. This boat gives them the freedom to do that.
“The Found Boat” by Alice Munro is told from limited third person, mainly because you are only aware of a few thoughts and feelings of the characters. Even though there are multiple characters used in this story, the girls seem to be the two characters that the story revolves around the most.
The characters in “The Found Boat” are Eva, Ca...
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