I Was Only 19 Analysis

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For thousands of years, people have adapted to their environment to better suit themselves and to evolve. Adapting is making (something) suitable for a new use or purpose and evolving is to develop gradually. Individuals adapt to the challenges of life to find outcomes that are either positive or negative. It helps them to become resiliant and to adapt to their environment and also strengthen the bonds of friendship. The bigger the adversity, the more adapting will need to take place. Through emotional and physical trauma, the actions of many individuals undertake, are haunted by such actions and try to reconcile with others to move on from the past, which is the final element to evolve and overcome adversity. Reminiscing on the emotional and physical trauma faced is a catalyst for the reconciliation between Bridie and Sheila. Mistos intention of using the Shoe-Horn Sonata as a memorial and tribute to those women in the WW2 POW camps of Singapore. Using the interview as a catalyst, Bridie and Sheila are forced into talking about their experiences they faced during the war and are a culmination of all women POW in WW2. During their…show more content…
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is evident through the characters of Bride, Sheila and Redgum as a physical manifestation of the trials and tribulations that they experienced within war. Through the use of the David Jones Food Hall and the “Channel Seven Chopper:” we can see that all of the individuals are haunted by their past with Bridie expressing “ … but my heart began to pound with terror. Just hearing the language was enough to do it.” However, Bridie is about to find closure with this situation because she is able to talk about what happened and is able to receive sympathy from Sheila; thus tightening their strained relationship, and “And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my
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