The Divine Wind Essay About Emotional and Physical Impacts on Two Characters

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The Divine Wind essay about emotional and physical impacts on two characters

The Divine Wind’ is a book/novel written by Garry Disher. The novel is set in the Pearling town of Broome which is located in the North-western region of Australia. The novel explores prejudice, friendship, love and betrayal. The novel is mainly set in World War 2, with Hart as the main character. Hart is the narrator of this story, he is retelling his story during WWII with all the problems that he faced. The novel displays “ the dislocation and emotional suffering people experience when their lives are severely disrupted”. There are two main characters that endure this feeling of isolation, dislocation and severe disruption. Ida Penrose and Mitsy. Ida Penrose is a character who showed a lot of emotional suffering after her life was severely disrupted. Ida is the mother of Hart and is married to Michael Penrose. Ida doesn’t like Broome she always is complaining about as her hometown is in England.”You could say that, unlike the rest of us, she did not have red dirt, mangroves or pearls in her blood”. Hart said, when he was talking about his mother. Ida didn’t fit in Broome with the locals, even though her decision was very hard on Hart, Alice and Michael, who was very deeply in love with her, but hart understood a bit why she left. Ida loved England, she tried to build a English life style also made Hart and Alice read English children’s books. ”We knew Ida wanted only to feel less at odds with the world in which she found herself. She had no-one to talk too and no-one wanted to listen.” Ida’s racial views also put a great strain on her family; she scorned Hart and Alice for talking to Mitsy and the divers on Michael’s luggers. Mitsy is also another character which displays emotional suffering throughout the novel. Mitsy is an Australian, But a decent from Japanese parents, although she lives in Australia, her heart lies in Japan. With the Japanese invading the Pacific shores,...
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