Deliverance Book Summary and Study Guide

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Four men take a canoeing trip through Georgia. Two are attacked by locals; one of the protagonists is raped and the other is spared when their friends kill the first of the locals. The rest of the story concerns their escape from the back country and their struggle to avoid being killed by the other local. The sex is graphic but not erotic; the violence and struggle against nature is also graphic but not gratuitous.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   being chased through wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Terrain    -   Forest

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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