"The Whale Rider" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Whale Rider

    Whale Rider is a 2002 drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name. A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to full fill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. The film whale rider follows the story of a young girl Paikea; the lonely daughter of Porourangi. Pai’s mother died giving birth to her and her twin brother who also dies. Porourangi was heartbroken by his loss and leaves his daughter to be brought up by her grandparents...

    Culture, Māori, Māori culture 842  Words | 3  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    Movie analysis The Whale Rider Together with Yavaraj Athur Raghuvir I watched the movie called The Whale Rider which deals with the issue of cultural restrains both as an individual and as a society. The story takes place in New Zealand where the Maori people of a small village claim descent from the Whale Rider, Paikea. By tradition the heir to the leadership of the Maori tribe has to be the first born son- a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea. The Maori people faces a crisis as the current...

    Family, Māori, Māori culture 891  Words | 3  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    Writing Response: Whaler Rider (2002) In the film Whale Rider (2002) Nikki Carro takes us on a journey of a twelve-year-old Maori girl, Paikaea Apirana, (Pai), and her attempt to fulfill her brothers destiny. Her story begins chaotic, during Pai’s birth her twin brother and mother died, leaving Pai the only living child in her tribe’s chiefly succession. Tradition says that it is only a male who can be a direct descendent of the “whale rider”, regardless Pai believes she can impress her Koro...

    Climax, Film, Film characters 1091  Words | 3  Pages

  • whale rider

    he was rescued by a whale, after his canoe was lost in the sea. He rode the whale and founded the Maori people, and from that day the tradition exists: an eldest son is the Chief of the tribe and the leader. Once deep within the ocean, a herd of whales was responding, and when the whales began stranding on the beach, this seemed to be a signal of an apocalyptic end to his tribe. Until one person prepares to make the sacrifice to save the people...the Whale Rider. “Whale Rider” shows emotional experience...

    Eye color, Family, Iwi 891  Words | 2  Pages

  • Analysis of the Whale Rider

    THE WHALE RIDER The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai")[In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi], a 12-year-old girl who is the only living child in the line of the tribe's chiefly succession following the death of her twin brother and mother when she was born. By tradition, the leader should be the first-born son a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, aka Kahutia Te Rangi in the book, the Whale Rider he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai...

    Family, Grandparent, Māori 1485  Words | 4  Pages

  • Whale Rider Chapter Questions

    The Whale Rider Chapter Questions Chapters 1-6  1. Chapter 1 begins in myth, and myths explain what was once unexplainable to a people.  What does the myth of the whale rider explain to the Maori people? 2.  Chapter 2 gives us the point of view of the whales.  The bull whale remembers his master, the "golden man."  Do you think that the whale is as old as the myth, or do you think that the whale draws on the collective memory of his culture?  Or, do you have another idea?  Give your...

    Birds of New Zealand, Cetacea, Humpback whale 563  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gender Androgyny in "The Whale Rider"

    sexes in the mind corresponding to the two sexes in the body”(Woolf 37). Throughout out the movie Whale Rider, the androgynous mind is also illustrated through the character of Pai. Woolf states “it is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple; one must be woman-manly or man-womanly” (Woolf 39). Pai is a strong and determined young girl who displays and defines what it means to be “woman-manly”. Whale Rider tells the story of Pai, who faces the subtle resentment of her grandfather Koro as he attempts...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Female, Gender 1391  Words | 4  Pages

  • Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera

    Whale Rider By: Witi Ihimaera SUMMARY The Whangara tribe (a Maori tribe in New Zealand) is traditionally led by a male. However, this tradition is put under threat when first-born great grandchild, Kahu, is a girl. Koro Apirana, her great grandfather, and chief of the tribe is disappointed, and rejects the loving attention of Kahu. He wants a male heir to inherit the title of chief, the tradition since the first whale rider arrived in New Zealand. The Whangara tribe are proud of their traditions...

    Family, Grandparent, Humpback whale 2101  Words | 6  Pages

  • Whale Rider: Inner Strength and Determination

    Whale Rider: Inner Strength and Determination The film Whale Rider opens with a man, Porourangi, standing next to his wife as she gives birth to twins. Unfortunately, the mother and the son do not survive leaving only the girl who is named Paikea. This greatly upsets Koro, Porourangi’s father. As the reigning chief of the Maori people, he would have taught Porourangi’s first born son in the ways of their ancestors to become the next chief (Wald 2006). After experiencing such a devastating...

    Beached whale, Family, Māori 1330  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    has been written about the strong family message in Whale Rider, and there is no mistaking that this story of intergenerational love and conflict is, on the surface, about the mending of a broken family, but there is another aspect that hasn't been written about—or at least only touched on—and that's the movie's theme. It isn't about family or even the need to honor the hand in glove relationship of tradition and progress. At root, Whale Rider is one of the best pictures about leadership that has...

    Family, Girl, Māori 575  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    The film Whale Rider I about a young girl named Paikea. When Paikea was born, she had a twin brother, but unfortunately her brother died along with her mother. Whale Rider was filmed in Whangara in New Zealand. The film does not only show us one girl’s experience of growing up, but also tells us about the Maori culture, tradition how gender is treated, and their leadership. Firstly, tradition is expressed in the film when Koro was teaching the boys how to fight like warriors with a taiaha ‘The...

    Film, Gender differences, Māori culture 455  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    Whale Rider The “Whale Rider”, filmed in New Zealand and directed by Niki Caro, is a film based on the novel of the same name, by Witi Ihimaera. Many of the extras in the film were actual residents of the town Whangara. The film is about a girl, Paikea Apirana, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes in her debut role, who battles to gain her grandfather’s respect, and to become the chief of the tribe. By tradition, the leader of the tribe should be the first son, however Pai’s twin brother had died at...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Family, Keisha Castle-Hughes 715  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera Published May 2003 Kahu (Pai) is an eight year old Maori girl with a special gift. She can communicate with whales. She could be the leader her tribe needs, but her great-grandfather adheres strictly to Maori tradition which requires a male heir. He barely acknowledges her. The Whale Rider" tells the story of Kahu, a young girl in New Zealand struggling to find her place in her family and community. She craves the love of her great-grandfather, but he's...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Family, Keisha Castle-Hughes 3221  Words | 13  Pages

  • Whale rider

    The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera has many important themes that are represented by several characters in the text such as Koro Aprina, who struggles to put aside traditional values and struggles to input morden values.We have Nanny Flowers who has that everyday struggle with her husband over who gets that last say in what but Nanny Flowers takes peoples feeling into consideration as Koro Aprina lacks that quality in him. Koro Aprina is old and a very precise man. He is the type of person...

    Boy, Female, Has-a 455  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider Essay

    Whale Rider Essay “Pai must overcome resistance as she tries to assume her destiny as the leader of a tribe on the NZ coast.” Discuss. I agree that the story, ‘The Whale Rider’ by Witi Ihimaera is about how a little girl, Pai had to overcome obstacles in her attempt to fulfil her destiny as new chief of her tribe which are the descendants from Paikea, the whale rider. For a thousand years, only the eldest son can succeed this leadership. First, she has to overcome Koro’s resistance when...

    Beached whale, Family, Leadership 479  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Whale Rider Essay

    The Whale Rider Describe at least ONE effective technique used in the written text(s). Explain how this technique helped you to understand an important message. NOTE: Techniques could include vocabulary, style, imagery, symbolism, structure, or narrative point-of-view. In the novel “The Whale Rider” there are many effective techniques that Witi Ihimaera uses, such as having a prologue to start the story, also an epilogue to finish it off. There are 21 chapters in the novel which include the four...

    Fiction, Fiction writing, Leadership 500  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider Analysis

    Whale Rider Analysis Most heroes are big strong men, or mythical creatures that have thousands of stories and tales written about them. This hero is an unlikely one, a small girl, from a small tribe, in a small village in New Zealand. Paikea is a small girl that is 13 years old, and is a direct descendant of Paikea, the original whale rider. On her journey to become the leader of the tribe, she comes across numerous amounts of challenges from her grandfather, Koro. In the Paikea tribe, only...

    Boy, Family, Female 520  Words | 2  Pages

  • "The Whale Rider" Techniques

    Niki Caro directed the film 'The Whale Rider'. She has used a number of cinematic techniques in this film to create atmosphere and sometimes show what the character is feeling. These three well-used techniques are camera shots, lighting and sound and dialogue. By using these techniques Niki has created a film that is emotionally connected to the viewers. Firstly, Niki Caro has used lighting incredibly well in this film. For some scenes in the film the lighting effects used gives us an insight into...

    Cinematic techniques, Emotion, Film 519  Words | 2  Pages

  • Student

    “The whale rider” Abstract “Whale Rider” is a drama film of the 2002, based on the novel of Witi Ihimaera, and directed by Niki Caro. The world première was on September 2002, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film gained much respect from critics, it went on in film festivals such as Sundance and Tribecca, and gained international recognition. It has a lot of awards through the world: BAFTA Childrens' Award, Best Feature Film - 2003; Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Best...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Film festival, Keisha Castle-Hughes 1347  Words | 4  Pages

  • An essay on Moby Dick

    Only Whales In Common There are many instances where peoples’ beliefs reflect upon their actions. If someone does not believe in love, they may never get married. If someone believes there is no God, they may never attend church. If someone believes whales are insignificant, they may kill them as a sport. If someone believes whales should be respected, they just may be willing to die for them. In Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick, a ship sets sail searching to kill an infamous whale named...

    Herman Melville, Māori, Moby-Dick 1524  Words | 4  Pages

  • An Analysis of Witi Ihimaera's Whale Rider

    In Witi Ihimaera's novel "Whale Rider" we follow Rawiri as he goes through his life watching the growth, incidents and magic of his niece Kahu. Kahu is destined to be the next chief of the Maori in Whangara, New Zealand, a tribe that has descended from the legendary "whale rider." However, Kahu is, as Nanny Flowers says, "Hungry for [her grandfather's] love," (Ihimaera 34) and struggles to receive it because she is a girl. The author presents this story through Kahu's Uncle Rawiri's point of view...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Mind, Narrative 409  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging - the Namesake

    one other text of your own choosing. An individual’s connection to their family, a culture or place can develop a greater understanding of themselves or can act as a barrier to truly belonging. In the novel, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and Whale Rider, a film directed by Niki Caro, the barriers to belonging are ---- whether it be self-inflicted alienation or alienation based on gender, race or language, whilst showing that belonging to oneself can enrich their sense of belonging to the world...

    Jhumpa Lahiri, Mira Nair, Niki Caro 1027  Words | 3  Pages

  • miss

    the Whale Rider – he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female and technically cannot inherit the leadership. While he does later form an affectionate bond with his granddaughter, carrying her to school every day on his bicycle, he also condemns her and blames her for conflicts happening within the tribe. At one point Paikea decides to leave with her father because her grandfather is mistreating her. However she finds that she cannot bear to leave the sea as the whale seems...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Family, Keisha Castle-Hughes 1292  Words | 4  Pages

  • Antigone vs. Pai

    of controversies get resolved, many do not and end up arising again. A great example of this comes from the play Antigone by Sophocles and the film Whale Rider by Niki Caro. In both the film and the play, a woman of royal decent is going against a leader for what she feels is right. Although Antigone dies in the end of Antigone, Pai from Whale Rider convinces the leader and lives a happy life. Pai and Antigone were very similar characters because of the problems they faced. First, Pai and Antigone...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Hulk, Keisha Castle-Hughes 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • Whale Rider Peter Skrzynecki Essay

    one or the other. This is also evident throughout the movie Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro. The authors express this notion of belonging through a variety of themes including culture, family and schooling. These themes are particularly apparent within the poems “Feliks Skyrznecki” and “10 Mary Street”. A significant phase within the journey towards finding belonging is resisting. This is particularly shown in the film ‘Whale Rider’. Pai, as the female protagonist does not want to belong, as...

    Arrest, Culture, New Zealand 810  Words | 2  Pages

  • God, Women, Antigone, and Pai

    Antigone and Pai There are people that are alike, but there leaders and followers witch separates those two types of people. Same actions could mean many different things like good or even bad actions. Nicki Caro directed the film Whale Rider. The Whale Rider is a movie about a child who experiences rough childhood and the lose of her brother. She grows up with her grandpa’s hate to her, but she still becomes the leader of her people. Author Sophocles wrote the play Antigone. Antigone is a play...

    Whale Rider 935  Words | 3  Pages

  • Book Report Anna

    Anna Karlsson EP12 Engelska Book report Book report I have read The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. It is a short little book with a green cover. On the cover it is a shape of a whale-tail with the ocean in the background. Themes of the book is unrequited love, equality and culture of the Maoris. The Whale Rider is on my personally list of ”Do not read”, truly not a book I am going to read again and now I am going to tell you why. Firstly the names i the book is typical Maori-names and I thought it...

    New Zealand, Whale Rider 940  Words | 2  Pages

  • rainbows end

    ‘At the heart of our search for a sense of belonging will always be our relationships.’ Good relations enrich our lives enabling us to feel a sense of belonging. The play Rainbows end by Jane harrison, A film whale rider directed by Nikki Caro and the sorry speech by kevin Rudd all show a sense of belonging through relationships. 'Rainbows End' a play written by Jane Harrison portrays the sense of belonging through relationships and land. The relationship between Nan and her home land of...

    Australia, Family, Indigenous Australians 865  Words | 3  Pages

  • essay

    at home “no thankyou this is my place. I’m staying right here with my mum and Nan” page 172 Dolly “Do you have any idea what will happen if you walk into the dance with me” alienation pg 148 Whale rider 1. The movie I have chosen for movie related text is The Whale Rider it was created 4 July 2003 it was directed by Niki Caro. 2. Piakea the main character in the movie believe that she doesn’t belong due to the grandfather “ why doesn’t he want me” says piakea this quote shows...

    English-language films, Family, Grandparent 860  Words | 4  Pages

  • Niki Caro's Whale Rider - An analysis in relation to journeys

    Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe and the film Whale Rider (2002) by Niki Caro both address the overcoming of emotional boundaries, while following the progress of the main characters. Issues such as cultural differences and gender equality are presented by the composers through the clever use of devices appropriate to the medium, while using the post-colonial context to accentuate these issues. Similar to Things Fall Apart, the film Whale Rider by Niki Caro explores the breakdown of Maori culture...

    Chinua Achebe, Igbo people, New Zealand 549  Words | 2  Pages

  • Understanding Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider

    prepare herself to become leader, even though her grandfather opposed. However something that sets the Whale Rider plot apart from Bend It Like Beckham was the heavy focus on the Maori culture. The Maori culture has a heavy influence in this story which also leads the Paikea into making the necessary decisions about her leadership. Although there were many contrasts, Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider shared many similarities between their individual plots. One similarity between plots was that both...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha 752  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging - Romulus My Father and Whale Rider

    strong the bond really was, with a quote being “I loved him to deeply and know that after what was shared at frogmore, no quarrel could estrange us”. The second text that I chose in relation to belonging is a movie directed by Nikki caro called whale rider. This movie follows the story of Paikia a young girl living in a small coastal community in New Zealand as she struggles to over come many obstacles including hundreds of years of tradition and the rejection of her grandfather to fulfil her destiny...

    Family, Niki Caro, Novel 611  Words | 2  Pages

  • Japanese Castles

    Whale Rider Questions 1.The movie starts underwater, we can hear whale noises and haunting music. 2.The baby is named after the first chief/whale rider Paikea. 3.The mother and twin brother die. 4. The new chief must be male. 5. The argument is about what Porourangi should do next, stay or leave? They also fought about Pai’s name. 6. The 3 ladies were smoking. According to Pai “Maori women need to protect their child bearing properties” so they should stop. 7. Pai’s Father. 8.A boy passes...

    Cetaceans, Family, Humpback whale 474  Words | 2  Pages

  • Dfafdas

    The Whale Rider Chapter 1-6 Questions and answers: 1. Chapter 1 begins in myth and myths explain what was once unexplainable to a people. What does the myth of the whale rider explain to the Maori people? | * how they were created * how the Maori people got there * people came to the island * whale rider came and how he has helped with the spear | 2.  Chapter 2 gives us the point of view of the whales. The bull whale remembers his master, the "golden man."  Do you think that the whale...

    Birds of New Zealand, Foreshadowing, Iwi 496  Words | 2  Pages

  • Paikea and Garnder's Intelligences

    In the movie Whale Rider, Paikea, the main character, overcomes her struggles with Paka, her grandfather, and becomes the new leader of the tribe. Paka repeatedly rejects her throughout the movie for her gender. He is angry because she had lived after birth, while her twin brother did not. He scolds her everytime she attempts to try one of the excercises the boys are doing to see who will be the chosen one. Evaluating three of Gardner’s Eight Intelligences, readers can see how Paikea has naturalistic...

    Family, Mammal, Motor control 440  Words | 2  Pages

  • Paikea’s Determination to Become the Chief

    Paikea’s Determination to Become the Chief Whale Rider by Niki Caro is a story about a 12 year old girl who is the true heir to be chief of the tribe but her grandfather, following Maori traditions, believes that the role of chief is to be the first born son of the chief only. Throughout the movie, Paikea is determined to prove that she is the true heir and can be the chief of the tribe. This movie shows how she struggles to get her grandfather’s approval due to his beliefs and the tribe’s tradition...

    Boy, Family, Humpback whale 767  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    enough to face all the problems. Fate WITI Ihimaera novel "Whale Rider is a very important topic. Kahu's destiny is to become the first female chief of the Maori, the next Whale Rider. However, this fate is very difficult Kahu done alone. Firstly, Kahu get direct help to fulfill her destiny from the the Rehua, nannies flowers and Ravi Lane. Secondly, ironically, Kahu also indirectly help to fulfill her destiny of Koro and ancient cattle whale third , Kahu fulfill her destiny own fate is an important...

    Family, Haka, Māori 989  Words | 3  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    6 December 2012 Religion 100 Religious Themes Through The Whale Rider Within the movie Whale Rider, a mythic and sacred story is represented through a girl’s struggle in becoming a leader by breaking tradition. Within this contemporary-fairy tale, Whale Rider also entails a spiritual bond that the main character, Paikea, has with a quasi-mystical creature, represented as a whale. The movie Whale Rider fits in the group of mythological film because it “explains a tale full of life mysteries to...

    Christ, Gospel of Matthew, Jesus 2704  Words | 7  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Movies are a very integral part of our society and we consider them to be extremely important for our leisure needs. Movies do have a theme and a reason behind them and we often fail to understand them due to the complex nature of such events which are wound in the story line and elementary of the movies. The main concept behind the movie is no doubt a strong line where the theme of the movie is the main reason the movie is being made to be shown to the general public. The movies can...

    Character, Family, Film 1162  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Whale Rider

    the legendary "whale rider." In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor. Kahu is his only great-grandchild--and Maori tradition has no use for a girl. But when hundreds of whales beach themselves and threaten the future of the Maori tribe, it is Kahu who saves the tribe when she reveals that she has the whale rider's ancient gift of communicating with whales. Kahu is the eldest...

    Family, Female, Gender 1377  Words | 3  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    What Is The Author Trying To Say In The Whale Rider? Let’s face it. We all have those family members. I’m talking about the annoying cousins, siblings, and (if you are a teen) parents. Embarrassing aunts and so on and so forth. The point is, everyone has family members that they don’t like. For example, in the book, The Whale Ride by Witi Ihimaera, there are lots of tensions throughout the story between family members. As I read this book, I think the author’s message to us, the readers of the...

    Cousin, Family, If You Have to Ask 1167  Words | 3  Pages

  • Characterization in Whale Rider

    that looks like a whale, the whales and their relation to the people whose legend are told, carvings, interior designs in the meeting house and food prove this. In !972, the then Prime Minister read his first book and decided that Ihimaera would be valuable in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his time with Foreign Affairs he worked for the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra and spent four years in New York and Washington, two of them as New Zealand consul. The Whale Rider was written in...

    New Zealand, Whale 1462  Words | 4  Pages

  • Feb Whale Rider

    Date Class Topics Deliverable Assigned Materials Self-Assessment (Leader and the Leadership Process Book) 09/11 Feb Introduction to BUS 401 Syllabus 16/18 Feb Whale Rider Video 23 Feb 25 Feb Whale Rider (Continued) Introduction to Motivation Theories Setting Goals: Employees’ Needs Discussion Quiz Quiz Syllabus Article-Herzberg: One more time 2 Mar 4 Mar Employee Satisfaction Self-Esteem Quiz Leadership Challenge (LC) 8: Experiment and Take Risks ...

    1967, 1975, 1977 327  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whale Rider Analysis Paper

    A Whale of a Ride! Film Analysis Paper   The film “Whale Rider” took me on a whale of an emotional ride. Though there is a recurrent and overarching feeling of “great-whale-in-the-sea” calm, strength and beauty, there is a strong undercurrent of emotional turmoil, with which each of the main characters struggle. Each experiences an Eriksonian/Psychosocial crisis:          At 12 years old, the main character, Paikea “Pai,” has successfully navigated through Erikson’s first four stages...

    Authoritarianism, Erik Erikson, Family 1231  Words | 4  Pages

  • Whale Riders Film Analysis

    about. I then decided that I wanted to take on a more challenging film, one that I had never heard of, and one that I would really have to study to understand its full meaning. After looking into a few of the listed movies, I ended up choosing Whale Rider, a drama filmed in New Zealand in 2002. After watching the movie two times, I feel that I now understand some of the more drastic cultural and gender based problems that are occurring today. The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana...

    Female, Feminism, Gender 1386  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging - Whale Rider and as You Like It

    alone. The fact that Rosalind was accepted as a man so easily by merely cross-dressing and putting on an amateur act of masculinity questions the differences we claim as the basis for the differing treatment on men and women. Throughout Caro’s Whale rider, the protagonist, Paikea, attempts to challenge her cultures traditions by proving herself as the next natural leader of her tribe, despite her gender. According to Maori tradition, only a male can carry the knowledge to be a leader, however, it...

    Family, Gender, Gender identity 1343  Words | 4  Pages

  • Examine the Role of Rawiri in the Whale Rider

    Rawiri plays an important role in the novel which helped unfolding the events, ranging from minor to significant ones. He relates the events in theWhale Rider’ as the role of the narrator, allowing the readers to form judgements and learn about things such as the Maori way of life and the characters through his eyes. He also give us his insights as he highlights themes and issues mentioned, like racial discrimination. Besides that, he is the one who sees the many signs of Kahu’s destiny as the...

    Discrimination, Leadership, Novel 1061  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging and Return in Sampson and Delilah and Whale Rider

    How do the elements of ‘belonging’ and ‘return’ operate in Samson and Delilah and Whale Rider? Samson and Delilah and Whale Rider are two films which deal with the conflict that can occur between tradition and modernity at the hand of colonisation. In both of these films, within this conflict, the elements of belonging and return are dealt with. Samson, Delilah and Paikea all have a yearning to belong to their communities, families and culture, yet find themselves on the outer for various reasons...

    Acts of the Apostles, Delilah, Indigenous Australians 1385  Words | 4  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    of obstacles and movement to new places. They provide opportunities for travellers to extend themselves physically, intellectually and emotionally as they respond to challenges and learn more about themselves and the world around them. The film Whale Rider I about a young girl named Paikea. The film does not only show us one girl’s experience of growing up, but also tells us about the Maori culture, tradition how gender is treated, and their leadership.  The Happiest Refugee is an extract from a memoir...

    Emotion 766  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whales

    Whale weighs as much as 20 elephants but lives beneath the sea. The blue whale is Earth's largest animal. Larger than the largest of ancient dinosaurs, blue whales can grow to be more than 100 feet (30 meters) long and weigh nearly 150 tons. Not all whales are so large. The much smaller pilot whale grows to about 28 feet (8.5 meters) in length. And dolphins, which belong to the whale family, range only from 3 to 13 feet (1 to 4 meters). Although whales spend their lives in the sea, they...

    Atlantic Ocean, Baleen, Cetacea 1103  Words | 6  Pages

  • Derek Walcott Poetry and Whale Rider Directed by Niki Caro

    combating the preconceptions in it. The detrimental damage on the colonised is often a turning point of change and the creation of a hybrid identity. This new culture can often be a doorway to a greater and more affective change. The movie”Whale Rider” directed by Niki Caro and originally written by Wiki Ihamera follows the process of old culture entwining with the new and allowing the love for a heritage to pull through.The poem A lesson for this Sunday is a metaphorical text on the morality...

    Colonialism, Culture, New Zealand 1011  Words | 4  Pages

  • "Whale Rider" - How and why the movie uses narrative structure

    Whale Rider uses narrative structure in many forms to better describe the story to the viewer. It is used to link the plot together mainly using a number of different techniques including point of view, which is based on Pai because of her narrations, but is linked together with scenes of Koro, Nanny Flowers and Porourangi all having the point of view; conflict, with disagreements and argument all forming the story to come; and finally the way the story is divided into three main acts, which are...

    Fiction, Leadership, Management 878  Words | 3  Pages

  • Whale Rider

    Compulsory voting Compulsory voting is means that all australian citizens (18 and over) by law have to enrol and vote. If an australian citizen should not vote or enrol a penalty is imposed. Compulsory voting is a distinctive aspect of the australian political culture. Compulsory voting started in 1912. Compulsory voting for state elections was introduced in Queensland in 1915. Compulsory voting for federal elections was introduced in 1924. The first election in which compulsory voting was used...

    Democracy, Election, Elections 1189  Words | 4  Pages

  • Whale Rider Analysis

    Whale Rider 1) Paikea is an example of a female activist, where she show the belief that men and women should be equal, and neither is superior. The story of Paikea was created and influenced by a man and a woman who both understand the complexities of the Maori lifestyle, and the difficulties that go along with living as a part of it. This is an important point as the creators of the characters can relate to the struggles of Paikea as she attempts to change tradition and make the culture more...

    Culture, Family, Female 454  Words | 1  Pages

  • Whaling: Humpback Whale and Whales

    Whales have been swimming in the Earth’s oceans for 20 million years; their haunting songs can travel underwater for thousands of miles, they are the largest animals to exist on Earth yet they survive on some of the smallest organisms. A whale’s heart can weigh up to 1,300 pounds, and a baby whale can drink up to 130 gallons of its mother’s milk each day (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, 2010). Currently whale hunters claim that they are killing whales for scientific purposes; however, whale...

    Cetacea, Fin whale, Greenpeace 2137  Words | 6  Pages

  • Empathic Responce On The Whale Rider

    Atsuki Yamamoto (David) Empathic response on the Whale Rider You are Kahu at the end of the concert when Koro didn’t show up. Write your thoughts. Paka didn’t show up to the concert today. That speech that I gave at the end was for him. I wrote it because I wanted him to know how much I love and admire him, but the seat that was reserved for him was empty throughout the whole concert. If only I was a boy, Koro would have loved me more than he does. At the beginning of the concert I thought...

    Cher, Debut albums, Love 706  Words | 2  Pages

  • Beluga Whales

    A. Swimming. 1. In general, beluga whales are slow swimmers. They commonly swim about 3 to 9 kph (1.9-5.6 mph). They are, however, capable of sustaining a maximum speed of 22 kph (13.6 mph) for as long as 15 minutes (Nowak, 1991; Ridgway and Harrison, 1981). 2. Belugas can swim forward and backward (Nowak, 1991). 3. Beluga whales often swim at depths barely covering their bodies (Ridgway and Harrison, 1981). B. Diving. 1. Beluga whales typically don't dive very deep, usually to...

    Blood, Cetacea, Heart 713  Words | 3  Pages

  • whales

    This article is about a marine mammal. For other uses, see Whale (disambiguation). Page semi-protected Whale Temporal range: 50–0Ma PreЄ Є O S D C P T J K Pg N Eocene – Recent North Atlantic right whales, mother and calf Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Eutheria Order: Cetacea Whale (origin Old English hwæl from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz) is the common name for various...

    Blue whale, Cetacea, Cetaceans 4030  Words | 17  Pages

  • Humpback Whales

    Marine Biology Research Project Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Balaenopteridae Common Name: Humpback whale Genus Species: Megaptera Novaeangliae Common Name: Humpback whale Genus Species: Megaptera Novaeangliae General Description: A. Body Symmetry: Bilateral B. Special Pigments or Coloration: Dark grey with lighter underbelly; flippers and flukes are grey and spotted with white C. Habitat: (Zone) Benthic and coastal (Geographic):...

    Blue whale, Fin whale, Humpback whale 1103  Words | 3  Pages

  • Killer Whale

    What is a killer whale? A killer whale is considered a whale to most people, but its is actually the largest of all dolphins and one of the most superior predators in the world (Killer Whale, National Geographic). The scientific name for a killer whale is Orcinus Orca. The killer whale falls into the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Mammalia, and the order Cetacea (Killer Whales , NOAA). Killer whales or orcas are one of the most intelligent species world. Orca’s are widely distributed...

    Beached whale, Cetacea, Killer whale 1682  Words | 5  Pages

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