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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 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 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 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.

    culture. In many scenes of the film, Paikea is illustrating her feelings, not through words but through singing in her Maori language. At one point, whales are beaching themselves and many are dead. Pai’s family secretly blames her for this and are not supporting her. Paikea feels like the world is on...

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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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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...

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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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  • The Whale Rider

    Andreas Fasmer – Investigation Aim: Our aim in this investigation is to identify what factors equal balance and we need clockwise and anti-clockwise to be the same to achieve balance. Take a long object to have as the pivot and then put different weights on it and let it achieve balance and then take...

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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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  • 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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