Captain Bligh: The Man and His Mutinies Book Summary and Study Guide

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William Bligh, the captain of the Bounty, was born in 1754. At 17, he became a midshipman on the Crescent. At 21, he joined Captain Cook's third expedition and was present when Cook was murdered in Hawaii.   At 23, he was given the command of the Bounty and a mission to bring back breadfruit trees for cultivation. It was on this trip that the famous mutiny took place. Bligh and some of his loyal crew were set adrift in a small boat, and he became famous for getting them to safety. After his return to England Bligh was given new ships to command and in the end offered a post in New South Wales.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   soldier, navy Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Islands Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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