Glossary of English 2- The Trench by Steve Alten
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In the Trench, Proteus represents the Greek water god
Ellis Richards is the Navy deep sea pilot
The hydrothermal vents supply oxygen for the bacteria to live
The Proteus succumbed to the attack of three creatures
Jonas has never explored the trench, but has only heard about it
The Carcharodon megalodon is the fiercest predator ever to have lived
Jonas was an argonaut and was out to prove the existence of the carcharodon megalodon
Masao Tanaka is Jonas's father-in-law
The megalodon broke the LEXAN glass and killed jake, doug, and david
- Benedict Singer is a trustworthy scientist
- Name the protagonist character(s)
- Terry and Jonas
- Name the antagonist characters
- Celeste and Benedict
- What type of characterization does the author use?
- The author uses direct when discribing Mac and Khali Habash and indirect characterization with most of the rest of the characters. The author is also omnipresent, meaning he is all knowing in parts of the book.
- List 3 characterisics of Celeste and Jonas
- Celeste- seductive, coniving, manipulative
JOnas- smart, determined, cautius
- name the conflicts in the novel
- man vs.man (benedict vs. terry or jonas vs. celeste)
man vs. nature( Jonas vs. angel)
man vs. fate(men that died)
man vs. self ( terry vs. herself and Jonas vs. himself)
man vs. soceity( Benedict vs. Jamstec)
- Unmanned nautical Information submersibles
- Japanese Marine Science Technology Center
- Geo TEch Industries
- Sound surveillance system
- Internal thermonuclear Experiemtnal Reactor
- believed to have hit a black smoker. Benedict and Celeste tried to hide the fact that it was attacked. Actually was attacked by Kronosaurs.
- A decommissioned Kirov-class soviet missile cruiser donated by the Russian government to Geo Tech Industries as part of a twenty year contract to develop and supply alternative energy resources. It was used to cover up the fact that the prometheus was being used to collect manganese nodules. The goliath also had a secret lab on board.
- the sub that collects the manganese nodules and brings them to the goliath. eventually implodes
- the sub that added external lights to the hull of the prometheus.
- The underwater sub that was used to scare away the sharks and store the subs. It had multiple levels and a LEXAN glass dome window. was eventually where benedict is killed.
- William Beebe
- the ship Celeste found to find Angel.
- Lady Washington
- An old wooden ship that was the setting of a wedding reception. Angel tore apart the ship during a search for food.
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