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SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES ASPECTS | SIMILARITIES | DIFFERENCES | THEMES | For the short story, The Drover’s Wife the theme is life is precious and needs to be protected. Four innocent life would be lost if the drover’s wife fails in the duty as a protective mother.For the short story Looking for a Rain God, the theme is also life is precious. The moral issue on life in this story is; no one has the rights to take his or her life. Life is the gift of God and it is precious. | For the short story, The Drover’s Wife the theme is love for the family. Importance is given to family members than one self as an act of love towards family. For the short story, Looking for a Rain God the theme is being portrait is despair and desperation. The family members are in despair and desperation till they are willing enough to sacrifice Neo and Boseyong in return for the rain. | PLOT AND TECHNICUES | In the short story, The Drover’s Wife, the author used the technique of foreshadowing to expand the plot. From the foreshadowing used by the author, the readers can get the hint that the snake is about to show up from its hiding place. This is because, the dog can sense the presence of the snake and the dog is getting ready to pounce on the snake.For Looking for a Rain God, the author also used the technique of foreshadowing in the plot. The author hints that death is going to take place in the story sooner or later as a result of the drought.In the short story, The Drover’s Wife, the author used the flashback as one of the technique to make the plot more interesting. . The evidence from the short story is shown below.“She thinks how she fought a flood during her husband's absence. She stood for hours in the drenching downpour, and dug an overflow gutter to save the dame across the creek”.For the short story, Looking for a Rain God, the author also used flashback as one of the technique to expand the plot. The evidence from the text is shown below.“Finally, an ancient memory

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