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    Australians. This postcolonial apology and political movement has enacted texts and novels throughout the late ninety’s and 2000 and became the Sorry Movement’s peak manifestation by evoking a feeling of pity or compassion towards the Aboriginal community. Kate Grenville’s novel, The Secret River, utilize the element of pathos and themes of aboriginal presentation, alternative paths of development and clash of civilizations to evoke compassion towards the aboriginal culture influencing the Sorry Movement

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    In the novel The Secret River written by Kate Grenville and the film One Night the Moon directed by Rachel Perkins, the two authors explore similar ideas and share similar structural features to communicate these concepts. The Secret River is set in the early nineteenth century and is about a young couple William and Sal Thornhill who lived in London and started with nothing. Throughout their adventure William was sentenced to death and was excused from his sentence, being sent to Australia with

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    What we’re after, of course, is stories, and we know that history is bulging with beauties. Having found them, we then proceed to fiddle with them to make them the way we want them to be, rather than the way they really were. We get it wrong, willfully and knowingly. But perhaps you could say that the very flagrency of our "getting it wrong" points to the fact that all stories even the history "story" are made. They have an agenda, even if it’s an unconscious one. Perhaps there are many ways to get

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    Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s best known authors, she was born in 1950 in Sidney, Australia. She has won many national and international awards for her writing about Australia’s past and the interactions that may have been taking place between the first settlers and the aborigines. The Secret River was one of these popular novels, which is exploring the past, although it is only historical fiction. The inspiration for writing these historical fictions, came from the fact that she did not knew

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    Commentary on The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville “…a humble little thing, the bend giving it an apologetic look.” The author portrays the reader of a bent bridge in which the community is divided on a heritage issue. This passage is taken from The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville. As the extract progresses, the reader realizes that the local community is divided into two groups on the ‘bent’ bridge. This passage contains some paradoxes and opposites. The ‘bent bridge itself is

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    been a victory, but they were still left with a massive war debt. Before the Seven Year War the national debt was 72 million pounds. By the end of the war the debt had raised up to 130 million pounds. April 1763, George Grenville became the British Prime Minister. Lord Grenville was trying to find ways of reducing the war debt, but the further taxation of English citizens in Britain created a serious threat of revolt. Lord Grenville’s plan was to impose the stamp act on the American colonist, rather

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    Raleigh’s Colonies

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    In 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered an uncharted land while searching for a short cut to India. Consequently he misnamed the native people in this new land Indians. After this event, the Spanish went on several conquests for gold and wealth found throughout this newly discovered land. The English saw the opportunity of raiding the ships coming back from these lands rich in gold to gain their fortune. Sir Walter Raleigh was the first Englishman to gain a charter to colonize; which he did on a

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    Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin

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    formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could” are words deeply moving and thoughtful to love and life. In Kate Chopin’s Desiree’s Baby, it seemed Armand Aubigny’s love for his baby and wife had done exactly that, transformed him into a happier plantation owner. His wife, Desiree Aubigny, thrived in the love he was pouring out because “she loved him desperately

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    Death By Sea: The Ultimate Liberation

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    known as death, is a unique and moving form of liberation. Death has the power to grant freedom from illness, safety from a life of danger, and in the case of Edna Pontellier, refuge from a life of entrapment. In the novel, The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, the literary work’s main character Edna Pontellier struggles to find her own identity and sense of selfhood. Edna fights to find her place amongst the expectations and traditions of society while herself longing for a life of independence and

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    In the Belly of Drones: From War to Home

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    In the Belly of Drones: From War to Home Unmanned aircraft have proved their prowess against al Qaeda. Now they’re poised to take off on the home front. Possible missions: patrolling borders, tracking perps, dusting crops. And maybe watching us all? - John Horgan When I was seven, I had a vivid nightmare about the cyborg assassin Terminatrix hunting me across the Terminator universe. TX's superhuman shape-shifting ability and confidence seem to threaten, even transcend our existence. But, the "Rise

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