Whale Rider Analysis Essays and Term Papers

  • 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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  • 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 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...

      1231 Words | 4 Pages   Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development, Parenting styles, Whale Rider

  • 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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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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     “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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  • 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

    Nicole Phung (861003576) Professor David Burrill MSC 20 11 March 2013 Whale Rider The 2002 movie Whale Rider tells a story of a young woman named Paikea growing up in patriarchal society known as the Maori tribe. Pai, short for Paikea, spends her life trying to get her grandfather to accept her...

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  • whale rider

    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...

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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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...

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  • Whale Rider

    ‘The Whalerider’, I felt really emotional because Kahu wasn’t scared to die. In the book, Kahu says ‘I’m not afraid to die’ when she realises the whale isn’t going to come up for air again. I get scared when I think of dying. When my horse died in front of me, it was a really scary feeling. I would...

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    Whale Rider 1) The Maori people have migrated from the island Hawaiki, around 800 to 1200 AD. The story was about a family and they were Maoris. A man named Koko is grandfather to a little girl named Paikea. Koko was the leader of the Maori people in the place they lived in and he wanted to find...

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