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Paradise Road Essay: By Paige Dickason.

My piece of writing will explore the ramifications of war; specifically the aftermath of the World War II Sumatra prisoner of war camp. In which characters such as Adrienne Pargiter, those in the voice orchestra and ‘The Snake’ portray different ways in which conflicted affected them. I will also be using "Kenny's Story" to show how people react in times of conflict. The piece will be expository. I chose to write in an expository form to ensure that I transfer the main points of the prompt on to the reader. The element of my writing will be the exploration of the interesting ways in which these women from different social classes acted upon conflict. I will draw directly and indirectly from the 1997 war film Bruce Beresford's; ‘Paradise Road'. I will engage my readers by exploring the many way in which characters respond to conflict.

Paradise Road Essay: By Paige Dickason.

"In times of conflict, ordinary people find themselves capable of great things." It is intrinsically human to experience conflict; thus, we will all be forced to respond to conflict at various times and in various forms throughout the course of our lives, and in order to live serenely we attempt to avoid and resolve conflict. Whilst conflict may simply involve two parties disagreeing over minor differences of opinion, we have seen throughout history that major conflicts in the form of war and international political unrest, lead many to experience horrific and life-changing conflicts of a larger scale. It's extraordinary the way in which we can be tested, and how we emerge from such harrowing circumstances. We begin to question not the battle itself- conflict has occurred and will occur again- but the human behaviour behind the conflict and our actions to such conditions. Those who experience conflict are truly tested and the core of their characters brought into sharp focus as they make sense of their experiences and those of the people around...
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