Whale Rider Analysis Essays and Term Papers

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Whale Riders Film Analysis

    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...

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

    barriers, as well as cultural and social obstacles, rather than just a physical trek. The novel Things 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...

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  • Whale Rider

    Frank starts work at the Post Office after he's turned 14, earning less than the full-time employees because he's part-time. One of his clients is his old friend's mother, Mrs. Clohessy. Her house, which used to be a pig-sty, is now completely furnished and in tip-top condition. Mrs. Clohessy has gotten...

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  • 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...

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  • Whale Rider

    A lot 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...

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  • Whale rider

    - Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts Using a range of film language and narrative feature in two full length movies: BOY and WHALE RIDER 2 reading responses all together Characterisation, conflict and structure Achievement Achievement with Merit Achievement with Excellence ...

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  • 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;...

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  • Whale Rider

    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...

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  • Whale Rider

    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...

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  • The Whale Rider

    The Whale Rider is a contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph. It brings a flood of emotions to any viewer as everyone sees a moral for themselves, perhaps different to the next. This film is a magnificent portrayal of life in a tribe based upon ancient laws and mentality. As legend has it...

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  • The Whale Rider

    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...

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  • whale rider

     “The Whale Rider” Movie Responses Symone Hampton Comm. 321 Professor Redmond Throughout this movie the relationship between Koro and Paikea really caught my attention because on the outside it looks as if Koro blames Paikea for something that has happened in the past that he cannot forgive...

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  • "The Whale Rider"

    This statement kept me from seeing Whale Rider when it first came to theaters. She claimed to have fallen asleep in the middle of the show. Her simplified syntagma, "...it's about a girl who rides a whale...", didn't spark my interest. I had never heard of Whale Rider. I had not seen any previews. So...

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  • 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...

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  • The Whale Rider

    all it seemed to make her try harder. In the movie, There's a part where The grandfather takes the boys from the school out to the sea. He drops a whale tooth necklace into the sea. He tells the boys " One of you will bring this back to me" . The boys dive in and actually one comes close to getting it...

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  • Whale Rider

    purpose is to persuade the magazine’s readers that The Enemy should be purchased and read and that it would be an excellent text for discussion and analysis at one of the book club meetings. How to write a book review A book review is just one person's reaction to a book they have read. Book reviewers...

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