• Whale Rider Easy Review
    Whale Rider Review Whale Rider is a movie based on the Maori people in New Zealand, where a girl by the name Paikea fails to meet the hopes and expectations of her grandfather by being born as a girl. The story unfolds in a small Maori village near the sea, where all are descendants of Paikea, t...
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  • Understanding Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider
    Paikea. Paikea took this as an omen and tried to 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 whi...
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  • 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 rememb...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 t...
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  • Characterization in the Whale Rider Novel
    About The Author Ihimaera Witi is a novelist, anthologist and librettist. He was born in Gisborne in 1944. He has the distinction of being the first Maori writer to publish both a book of short stories and a novel. Ihimaera was interested in writing from an early age, and recalls scrawling stories...
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  • 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....
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  • Whale Rider
    The fate of the future of the people, you can not change it, you should accept it, you should be brave 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, thi...
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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 he...
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  • Whale Rider
    The film, Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro is set in Whangara which is located on the east coast of New Zealand. This movie is related to a person who is leader. A leader should be someone who will take guides their people in the right direction with a care. The film is about the challenges and th...
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  • 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...
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  • The Whale Rider
    Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary "whale rider." In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But...
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  • 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 confl...
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  • 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 a...
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  • Belonging - Whale Rider and as You Like It
    The basis of ones life naturally revolves around the urge to gain a sense of belonging, and inturn the acquirement of this sense can be a catalyst for many decisions. An individual’s perception of belonging is constantly being reshaped by personal experiences such as upbringing, family life and re...
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  • Whale Rider Peter Skrzynecki Essay
    The challenge to belong may be resisted or embraced. How is this explored in your prescribed text and one other related text of your own choosing? Within the text “Immigrant Chronicle” by Peter Skrzynecki, belonging is thoroughly explored, and is both resisted and embraced, not simply one or t...
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  • Whale Rider Investigation of Views of Wwmen in Society
    Whale Rider- Nikki Caro A view of women in society is shown through a 12-year old girl named Paikea.’ Pai’ was born as a twin but unfortunately her brother died at birth along with their mother. Her brother was expected to be chief to continue to lead the next generation on from their Grandfat...
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  • Gender Androgyny in "The Whale Rider"
    Jane Kim February 16, 2010 Gender Androgyny Through the Eyes of Pai What does it mean to be androgynous? According to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, it is “[…] the theory that the union of man and woman makes for the greatest satisfact...
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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 onâ€...
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  • Cultural Essay- Yolngu Boy, Whale Rider
    Multicultural and Indigenous Perspectives Essay Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by language, religion, social habits, traditions, stories and music. “A nations culture resides in the heart and soul of its people”- Mahatma Gandi and this culture is kept...
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