Bernard Maclaverty

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  • Father and Son by Bernard MacLaverty

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    Father and Son By Bernard MacLaverty Father and Son is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son. “Father and Son” “Father and Son” is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son. They live in Belfast, in a neighbourhood with a lot of violence. At night they can hear the sound of ambulances criss-crosses the dark. Both the son and the father are scared to sleep at night, but the son will not admit his fears to his father

  • More Than Just the Disease by Bernard MacLaverty

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    More than just the disease by Bernard MacLaverty ‘More than just the disease’ by Bernard MacLaverty, focuses on a young boy, Neil who has a skin condition called psoriasis. This disease makes Neil feel insecure and his mother’s attitude towards him also does not help, she is almost ashamed of her sons condition and this makes Neil feel that he has hide the fact that he has psoriasis. Neil feels the pressure when he goes to stay with his friend Michael, and his family, and faces situations

  • Music as Substance and Form in Grace Notes

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    Music as Substance and Form in Grace Notes In the novel Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty, Catherine's growth as an artist through the story provides both substance and form to the story. Early on in Catherine's life, she was taught and influenced by the people close to her. Miss Bingham was her first formal teacher. She taught Catherine things she seemed to have known beforehand: "Miss Bingham says it's all inside her head and all she has to do is draw it out" (99). Miss Bingham also gave

  • Analysis of Bernard MacLaverty's My Dear Palestrina

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    Analysis of Bernard MacLaverty's My Dear Palestrina My Dear Palestrina’ is a cleverly written short story by Bernard MacLaverty. It is about this young boy called Danny who discovers his musical talent and goes to this piano teacher called Miss Swartz. Their friendship develops and seem to be a formidable partnership until Danny is torn away from his beloved music lessons because of Miss Schwartz private life. Fitted into the story are some important themes that still continue to exist in today’s

  • Some Surrender

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    Some Surrender I have recently reviewed the short story “Some Surrender” written by Bernard MacLaverty. It deals with the relationship between the father and the son however wider issues including bigotry and prejudice are also incorporated into the story. Maclaverty choose to set the story in Belfast and the strained relationship between the father and son. The two men are meeting to celebrate the fathers 75th birthday. They meet on a local hill on the outskirts of Belfast. We see

  • More Than Just The Disease

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    More Than Just The Disease In ‘More Than Just The Disease’ by Bernard MacLaverty, Neil Fry, the principal character, is influenced by a minor character called Mrs Wan. Neil has a skin condition called psoriasis which has caused him to have low self esteem because his mother is ashamed of it and has made her son ashamed of it. However, Mrs Wan is the catalyst for the change and by the end of the story Neil has grown in confidence. Neil is in Scotland with his school friend, Michael, and his family

  • Some Surrender

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    Some Surrender I have recently read, analysed and enjoyed the short story “Some Surrender” by Bernard Maclaverty. I found this story very enjoyable as the author’s background themes were portrayed through a memorable and interesting dialogue in a thought provoking manner. The plot revolved around a hill walking trip for a father and son. It starts off with the climbing of the hill and the two catching up with each other as they have not spoken in a long time. They are celebrating the

  • Bernard Mac Laverty’s Cal

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    In Bernard Mac Laverty’s novel Cal, the author sheds light on the conflict in Northern Ireland through a nineteen year old Catholic named Cal. This ideological war has devastating and detrimental effects on all involved especially Cal. Cal is a victim of this war as he is thrown into it and expected to react. As this violent war is surrounding Cal, he is also facing another type of conflict: an internal one. This internal conflict is a result of Cal’s psychological well being and results in self

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