The Simple Gift Analysis

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Experiencing a transition can have the power to transform an individual’s attitudes and beliefs whilst continuing to challenge the world around them, this can been seen in the personas of Old Bill and Caitlin who both experience significant transitions when they meet Billy. Old Bill engages in a transition of self-pity emerging from the death of both his daughter and wife, which left him in a saddened state from which he was afraid to move on from. Caitlin on the other hand undergoes a transition of responsibility and self-growth, from being a young school girl with everything she could need ever need which leads her to be quite materialistic and judgmental to a respectable young lady who by the end of the novel, The Simple Gift written by…show more content…
The reader sees a real change in Old Bill when he says “I almost felt young again” “I like the kid” as seen on page 111, this is a significant transition as it is one of the first positive things that he has said, Old Bill’s attitudes and beliefs are clearly being challenged by Billy. Another example of Old Bill’s change is when Billy continues to bring him Weetabix and tea, Old Bill is a character that lost everything and did not attempt to make a change because of it but when Billy comes along he confronts Old Bill and changes him for the…show more content…
The book The Rabbits is a book about the European invasion of Australia, the white rabbits representing the Europeans and the Australian indigenous people represented by a mix of native marsupials. In the Book it begins with “many grandparents ago” instantly leading the reader to understand that the book is from the point of the indigenous people. Through the use of size Tan shows the power of the white rabbits with their guns where as the indigenous animals only have spears and are quite small in each picture, through this use of size it gives the reader the perspective of how powerless the natives must have felt when the first white men invaded the county. The Rabbits challenges our perspective of if the indigenous were more like the Europeans when they first came it would be better off, but as the book portrays the white rabbits have destroyed and ravaged the colorful land at the start of the book and left it as a dark and gloomy wasteland by the end of the
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