Family and World War

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The novel Fireshadow by Anthony Eaton is set in the contexts of past and present. The past is set during World War II at a prison camp in the West Australian bush where you follow a German soldier who is imprisoned in the camp. The present day is set in the present Australian bush where it follows a boy who’s ran away from home. Fireshadow is constructed to focus on how the issues from the past differ to now. The main issues that differ in society from past and present are the racial conflict, being pregnant without a husband and family. The way the author constructed racial conflict in the book was point of view because through point of view because you witness how people felt about being discriminated against, racial conflict was huge in the past due to the war because the war made society less trusting of people from other countries this is seen a lot in the book Fireshadow. The example from the novel is how Francesca and Gunter were treated when they went back to Australia; Francesca felt lonely and depressed when in Australia because she didn’t feel accepted by the Australian society as she was normally yelled out from across the street because society thought of her as an enemy because to them she was a Nazi as she was German. Another example is how Alice’s parents told Erich that he was not allowed to come see his daughter until she was old enough to decide who she wanted to live with this was because he was German and to them he was a Nazi and he would try make his daughter have the same views as him which would be the views of a Nazi if she went to go live with him. Whereas in the present people aren’t discriminated against for what race they are or where their parents are from because it doesn’t make them worse of a person like just because someone is German doesn’t mean they are Nazi which was the stereotype given to Germans in the past. In the past being pregnant without a husband was looked down upon and they were excluded from society because being...
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