The middle of the journey is after Marty drops the anchor and up to the end of George's tirade when he falls into the river.
This wide shot shows how alone they are, and reminds the audience that they are the only evidence of civilization in any direction. Also, that by being on the boat, they are forced to be physically close to each other, even when they may not want to. In a boat, you can't run away from your problems.
Year 11 English
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