“Back to the Dreamtime” is a short story about an Aboriginal teenage, Richard is compelled by his dream to come to terms about his past and his oral culture, Aboriginal. He is curious to know about his Aboriginal and always thinking what meant that his often dreaming the same dream. His brother Tom and is best friend Bradley join him on a journey of self-discovery, adventure and mystery through the Australian outback. After Richard found his father sacred burial ground, he decided to go stayed back with MacDonald family after lived at Urandangi’s house around two weeks.
The main character that i want to discuss is Richard. One of the characteristic of Richard is brave. He is willing to find out who really he are although he already have adoptive family that love him so much. Other than that, Richard also shows his obey characteristic with his adoptive father, Joe. When Joe asked him to clean up the attic, he is willing to do that.
The second main character is Tom, Richard adoptive brother. Tom shows his helpful characteristic to Richard. He accompany Richard go to Alice Springs to find out Richard background. Besides that, Tom worried Richard career in the future to have succeed future life. This shows caring characteristic of Tom.
There are three relationships of the two main characters in this short story. Firstly, the relationship I want to discuss is schoolmate relationship that it shows at chapter one. Richard and Tom are adopted brothers. Richard adopted by McDonald family since his biological father was passed away. Every morning, Richard and Tom sat beside the railway tracks before going to school together. They talked about future career together while sat beside the railway tracks. Tom advised Richard to think carefully and had an idea what he wanted to do about his own career. This shows.
The second relationship appeared is friendship. In chapter two showed Richard and Tom had good relationship...