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Fly Away Peter by David Malouf - `Fly Away Peter' by David Malouf is a powerful war story in which the author has used contrasting settings and strong symbolism to clearly portray his own ideas and opinions of war, and further the readers understanding of the text. Jim is an innocent young man, living on the coast of Queensland. In this peaceful town, everybody is happy and at peace with themselves and with nature. The people enjoy the simple pleasures of life - nature, birds, and friendly neighbourly conversations. Their days are filled with peaceful walks in the bush, bird watching and fishing....   [tags: Fly Away Peter David Malouf] 581 words
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Fly Away Peter by David Malouf - `Fly Away Peter' by David Malouf - To what extent is Jim's understanding of self enhanced by his contact with those around him. 'Fly Away Peter' is essentially a story about life. Through the life of Jim Saddler the reader becomes aware of the ideas posed by the author, David Malouf. Jim's life, if anything, is indeed a journey, unfolding through various broadening experiences that lead to Jim's eventual understanding of the world and his own self. However, to simply say that this understanding is enhanced solely by his contact with those around him is only true to a certain extent....   [tags: David Malouf's Fly Away Peter] 949 words
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Creating Other Worlds in Fly Away Peter - Creating Other Worlds in Fly Away Peter         In the novel Fly Away Peter, David Malouf explores the individual’s ability to transcend the immediate, and create ‘other worlds’ of his or her own: "Meanwhile the Mind, from pleasure less, Withdraws into happiness: ...it creates,... Far other worlds..." Malouf uses the continuity of life to highlight the importance of the individual’s mind set against the meaning of human existence. Malouf’s three main characters, Jim Saddler, Ashley Crowther and Imogen Harcourt, are used to present Malouf’s themes in a unique and sensitive manner....   [tags: Peter] 1687 words
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Fly Away Peter - Fly Away Peter Malouf evokes the horror and absurdity of war in ‘Fly Away Peter’ through an Australian frame of reference that creates reality for the reader. Discuss. Malouf’s ‘Fly Away Peter’ uses an Australian frame of reference to display the horrors and absurdity of war. The way in which Malouf writes creates reality – the reader can suspend disbelief and believe that the events in the novella are actually real. When we read ‘Fly Away Peter’, we see the story through Jim’s eyes. Jim is a bird watcher, and he is Australian....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1651 words
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Fly Away Peter and Heart of Darkness - Fly Away Peter and Heart of Darkness Fly Away Peter, written by David Malouf, is set in 1914-1915 during the period of World War One. The story of the main character, Jim, begins in his home in rural Queensland before embarking on a journey in France to fight in the war. Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad, is set in a similar period of time. The main character Marlow’s journey is to the Congo, which had recently become a part of the Belgium Empire. Both characters undertake a physical, intellectual and spiritual journey....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1196 words
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Jim's Personal Journey in Fly Away Peter - "It was of a kind that could blast the world". While Jim Saddler, the protagonist, of David Malouf's metaphorical novel Fly Away Peter is reflecting upon his father's violent nature, the madness and chaos of the war described in later passages, portrays the "kind of savagery" in humanity in general and man's disruption of the natural order. The destructive nature of man is seen in the portrayal of Jim's father's anger as "it allowed nothing to exist under its breath without being blackened". From the beginning of the novel, Jim Saddler evidently shows his abhorrence of violence and the fear of being "infected" with it so he keeps an "arm's length" away from his father....   [tags: essays research papers] 981 words
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Fly Away Peter - 'The characters of Imogen, Ashley and Jim counter the despair created by war'. Discuss. This idea of a countenance between the peaceful world of the sanctuary and the the chaotic world of war is one adapted by many, and with good reason. Through his novel, Malouf seeks to convey to the reader various themes. This is cleverly done in a number of ways, just one of which is this juxtaposition of the relationship between Imogen, Ashley and Jim and how it represents a peaceful world, and the 'despair created by war', its destructive nature and the effect it has on the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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Fly Away Peter - Dear Journal Jim, Jim, Jim - thinking about the senseless murder of Jim by men who never knew him or disliked him except for his nationality. I began to realise that the world is changing everyday and I can’t stop it. I started to stroll down the undulating dunes of the gold coast towards the vast desolate beaches. My feet sunk down into the sand and the thousands of tiny white sand grains slipped down into my shoes. I reached the pounding shore and lay my equipment on the ground. Jim, Ashley and I where completely different people in terms of our social standing’s but our undying love and compassion for the birds brought us together....   [tags: essays research papers] 888 words
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Identity in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan - Peter Pan is a character created by a Scottish novelist and playwright named J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). Today we know him as a mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. Peter Pan has appeared in many adaptations, sequels, and prequels....   [tags: Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie, identity, ] 674 words
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Peter and the Test - Fade in: INT. PETER’S BEDROOM - NIGHT PETER, a 15 year old stressed out high school student, sits at his DESK studying for his history final. His desk is extremely messy, covered with history notes and old dishes....   [tags: short play, scenes] 2561 words
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Peter Pan and James Matthew Barrie - Peter Pan is a timeless story written by J.M Barrie. In the time leading up to him writing this story, he was a successful author and playwright. Even with his great success, Barrie still had personal struggles from his marriage and childhood. Barrie used these struggles to write stories that people still enjoy today. Although Peter Pan is a happy children's story, J.M Barrie's inspiration for writing Peter Pan was not so positive. James Matthew Barrie, or J.M Barrie, was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland....   [tags: James Matthew Barrie]
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My Failure to Launch - My Failure to Launch A child like no other, I dreamed. I hungrily took Disney's words to heart as my wandering imagination found solace inside the world of fantasy. To my delight, the tales of princesses, wizards, and dwarfs opened up a world of possibilities and promised me the sky as my only limit. My imagination became a foundation upon which my life rested. After my first glimpse into Peter Pan and Wendy's wingless flight, I grasped an opportunity to challenge the sky. Inquisitive and stubborn, I set out to prove what every seven-year-old held dear in heart as I ventured a flight powered by faith, trust, and a little pixie dust....   [tags: imagination, fly, fall] 631 words
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Darker Elements in Peter Pan - “To die will be an awfully big adventure,” seems like a quote that would be found in anything but a children’s story. However, it is spoken by innocent Peter, in James Barrie’s Peter Pan. This simplistic tale of a boy who longs to remain young and his countless adventures has fascinated many children over the years, while intriguing many adults. At a glance, this story is merely an entertaining tale that entrances its young audience with magic and adventure, but below the surface, it is filled with a completely deeper meaning....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 649 words
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A Lesson in Maturity from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan - J M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a poignant tale about the magic of childhood. The main character, Peter Pan, is a magical boy who wishes never to fall into the banality of adulthood, but to have an adventure every moment and remain forever young. The play details Peter's relationship with a young girl, Wendy, who is on the cusp of young adulthood. Peter's gang, the Lost Boys, wish for a mother to read them stories. Peter goes and retrieves Wendy to be their new mother. Their adventures reveal much about the nature of childhood and Barrie's thoughts on the bittersweet necessity of growing up. In order for Barrie to get his message on the importance of growing up across to the audience, he must...   [tags: American Literature] 965 words
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Life-Changing Tragedy for Philip and Peter - A long time ago there was a boy; his name was Phillip. He was immensely happy with his family. He had one brother, a mother, and a father. His brother was the wisest in all of the land. But he was not strong. Phillip was exceptionally strong in the heart and the body. Phillips brothers name was Peter. But then an awful tragedy occurred and the mother of the two children died. She had a fatal illness and could not fight it off. The family mourned for many years but then had to go on with their lives....   [tags: personal narrative] 874 words
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The Flightless Goose Called Gilbert - 《Flightless Goose》, is a true story. The goose’s name is Gilbert and he lives in a lake in Columbus, Ohio (Goodman & Goodman, 2008). Because of some unfortunate circumstances, Gilbert can't fly south for the winter with other geese (Goodman & Goodman, 2008). Gilbert is one of the gang, but he is a very young goose in his flock, and is his running, swimming and flying every day. One day, however, Gilbert was hit by a car, and as a result of this accident, he left unable to fly (Goodman & Goodman, 2008).At first, his friends supported him, including his activities, but as time went by, they changed their attitude, and they began to reject him, played tricks on him, and mocked him, calling him...   [tags: skills, talents, fly, children]
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Analysis of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit - The Tale of Peter Rabbit was a fictional story for children written by Beatrix Potter. The main character of the story was Peter Rabbit, who had three sisters by the names of Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. The four bunnies lived with their mother, Mrs. Rabbit, underneath a huge tree in the woods. All the characters displayed the element of anthropomorphic because they are dressed in human clothing and display human characteristics such as walking straight up on their hind legs. The three sisters were wearing a pink to reddish cloak, Peter Rabbit a blue jacket with brown shoes, and the mother a blue chambermaid dress....   [tags: tale of peter rabbit] 509 words
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Child Abuse Case Study: Peter Connelly - Child abuse does not discriminate against a child because of age, sex, religion, or socioeconomic background. Every child is vulnerable to abuse. Parents today face the possibility that someone they know or a stranger may hurt or take advantage of their children. Research indicates that as many as one out of every four children will be the victims of some kind of abuse (National Child Abuse Statistics). Furthermore, one of the biggest ironies of child abuse is that the family, a child’s primary source of care, love, and security, can also be their most taunting experience....   [tags: Toddler Peter Connelly's Tragedy]
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