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    `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

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    `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

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    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

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    "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

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    Written in 1982, David Malouf 's Fly Away Peter tells the story of Jim Saddler, an innocent and self-contained young man with a passion for birds, and his grim journey through World War 1. The novel explores the key messages of national identity, change, the brutality of war and the consequences that arise from such brutality. Through his use of narrative elements including symbolism, setting and characterisation Malouf is able to enhance the reader’s understanding of these key messages that are

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    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

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    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

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    harmonious peace of the sanctuary section. The 'natural cycle of things' that Jim has been so in tune to has disappeared with the disturbance and destructive nature of war. Throughout the latter half of the novel, during which Jim is caught like a fly in the web of war, the layers of discontent are evident - disharmony is a constant theme. This is made far more apparent through the way in which Malouf uses Jim as a reference to the old world, when everything was ordered and followed a pattern. Jim

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    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

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    The Novella Fly Away Peter, by David Malouf presents the national discourse, the themes war and masculinity is presented through the sources. War is presented through ‘Innocence and experience in David Malouf’s Fly Away Peter’ by Chitra Thrivikrama Nair, where it highlights the tragic experience of war of what men had been through. Masculinity is conveyed through, ‘Malouf’s Epic and the Unravelling of a National Stereotype’ by Peter Knox-Shaw. Therefore, the character Jim Saddler highlights these

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