Compare the role of the childin at least three of the set texts.<br />Angel Leung 4X<br />Anthea Wong 4Y<br />Colettie Lee...
Child - Definition<br />Below 12 years old<br />Parent’s son / daughter<br />
Characters involved<br />Boy(Birches)<br />Rosie(Seventeen Syllables)<br />Dee(Everyday Use)<br />Maggie(Everyday Use)<br />
Boy & rosie<br />COMPARISON<br />
Boy<br />bending movement  escape into his imagination (upward movement) and coming back to reality (downward movement)<b...
Rosie<br />Westernized:<br />her name “Rosie”<br />her imitation of Shirley Temple<br />her struggles and limitations cont...
Comparison (boy and Rosie)<br />Role as a child (Rosie):<br />explore matters in life such as love/infatuation and playful...
BOY & DEE<br />COMPARISON<br />
Comparison (boy and Dee)<br />Not the subject<br />Object of attention<br />Boy:“I should prefer to have some boy bend the...
Comparison (boy and Dee)<br />Freedom and Liberty<br />Boy:imagine and conquer on birches<br />Dee:leave countryside  tow...
ROSIE & Maggie<br />COMPARISON<br />
Comparison (Rosie & Maggie)<br />Level of being influenced/affected by external factors<br />Relationship between parents ...
1. Level of being influenced/affected by external factors<br />Rosie: Does not embrace her own culture (i.e. Japanese cult...
Maggie: cherishes her own heritage although Dee does not<br /><ul><li>has profound understanding of the history behind his...
2. Relationship between parents (mothers) <br />Rosie: distant relationship with Mrs. Hayashi<br />Linguistic barrier (Wes...
Maggie: intimate relationship with Mama<br />Mama ignores Dee’s requestgives Maggie the quilts<br />“And then [Maggie and...
DEE & MAGGIE<br />COMPARISON<br />
Comparison (Dee & Maggie)<br />3 Differences:<br />1) Different level of intimacy with Mama<br />     (conveys different p...
1. Different level of intimacy with Mama<br />Dee: less intimate with Mama<br />Dominant and superior role in the family<b...
1. Different level of intimacy with Mama<br />Maggie: more intimate with Mama<br />Comfortable and relaxed together<br />“...
2. Different ways in valuing heritage<br />Dee: Sees heritage as consumer goods<br />Pick and choose<br />“After dinner De...
2. Different ways in valuing heritage<br />Maggie: Veneratesheritage<br />Deep understanding in its history <br /> “ ‘Aunt...
3. Showy Vs Practical<br />Dee: more showy<br />For display<br />(P.361 “Hang them”)<br />Source: Living a Literary Life, ...
3. Showy Vs Practical<br />Maggie: more practical<br />For use<br />“Maggie would put them on the bed”  P.351 <br />Source...
GENERAL  ROLEOF  CHILDREN<br />SUMMARY<br />
Role of child (general)<br />To represent innocence and purity <br />To contrast the burden and worries of adults<br />e.g...
To provide a naïve perspective (applicable only to children and adolescents)<br />e.g. Seventeen Syllables:  Rosie=naïve n...
To convey parent-child relationships <br />To bring out the centre of thoughts (themes) of the literature<br />e.g. Sevent...
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Compare the role of the child in at least three of the set texts.

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  1. 1. Compare the role of the childin at least three of the set texts.<br />Angel Leung 4X<br />Anthea Wong 4Y<br />Colettie Lee 4Y<br />PoonYui Sum 4U <br />
  2. 2. Child - Definition<br />Below 12 years old<br />Parent’s son / daughter<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Characters involved<br />Boy(Birches)<br />Rosie(Seventeen Syllables)<br />Dee(Everyday Use)<br />Maggie(Everyday Use)<br />
  5. 5. Boy & rosie<br />COMPARISON<br />
  6. 6. Boy<br />bending movement  escape into his imagination (upward movement) and coming back to reality (downward movement)<br />Role as a child:<br />allows him to have such imaginations and freedom<br />gives a stark contrast to the role as an adult<br />gives readers a stress-free sense towards the character given with this role<br />Comparison (boy and Rosie)<br />
  7. 7. Rosie<br />Westernized:<br />her name “Rosie”<br />her imitation of Shirley Temple<br />her struggles and limitations contrast to those of her mother<br />Rosie + Tome have conflicts<br />e.g. views on getting married or not<br />Comparison (boy and Rosie)<br />
  8. 8. Comparison (boy and Rosie)<br />Role as a child (Rosie):<br />explore matters in life such as love/infatuation and playfulness<br />curiosity and playfulness as a child + her westernized mindset create conflicts in ways of looking at things between herself and her mum Tome<br />
  9. 9. BOY & DEE<br />COMPARISON<br />
  10. 10. Comparison (boy and Dee)<br />Not the subject<br />Object of attention<br />Boy:“I should prefer to have some boy bend them”(23)<br />Dee:“a dress so loud it hurts my eyes” & “Bracelets dangling and making noises”pg. 347<br />Dee:aggressive and proud<br />
  11. 11. Comparison (boy and Dee)<br />Freedom and Liberty<br />Boy:imagine and conquer on birches<br />Dee:leave countryside  town<br />
  12. 12. ROSIE & Maggie<br />COMPARISON<br />
  13. 13. Comparison (Rosie & Maggie)<br />Level of being influenced/affected by external factors<br />Relationship between parents (mothers) <br />
  14. 14. 1. Level of being influenced/affected by external factors<br />Rosie: Does not embrace her own culture (i.e. Japanese culture)<br /><ul><li>Knows very little Japanese“English lay ready on the tongue but Japanese had to be searched for and examined” pg.208</li></li></ul><li>1. Level of being influenced/affected by external factors<br /><ul><li>‘worship’s Western culture“she was the child Shirley Temple piping ‘On the Good Ship Lollipop’ ” pg.216</li></ul>Source: Hatena, ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MGP2BBV7L.jpg <br />
  15. 15. Maggie: cherishes her own heritage although Dee does not<br /><ul><li>has profound understanding of the history behind historical objects“Aunt Dee’s first husband whittled the dash,” said Maggie so low you almost couldn’t hear her. “His name was Henry, but they called him Stash.” pg. 350</li></ul>not affected by Dee’s behavior<br />1. Level of being influenced/affected by external factors<br />
  16. 16. 2. Relationship between parents (mothers) <br />Rosie: distant relationship with Mrs. Hayashi<br />Linguistic barrier (Western VS Japanese)does not fully understand each other“…Rosie pretended to understand [the Haiku Tome wrote] thoroughly and appreciate it no end” pg. 208<br />Generational difference (Nisei VS Issei)Rosie does not understand Tome’s situation“Do you know why I married your father?” [Tome] said without turning.“No,” said Rosie.<br />
  17. 17. Maggie: intimate relationship with Mama<br />Mama ignores Dee’s requestgives Maggie the quilts<br />“And then [Maggie and Dee] sat there just enjoying, until it was time to go in the house and go to bed” pg. 352<br />2. Relationship between parents (mothers) <br />
  18. 18. DEE & MAGGIE<br />COMPARISON<br />
  19. 19. Comparison (Dee & Maggie)<br />3 Differences:<br />1) Different level of intimacy with Mama<br /> (conveys different parent-child relationships)<br />2) Different ways in valuing heritage<br /> (brings out the theme of heritage, <br />ancestors  younger generation)<br />3) Showy Vs Practical<br /> (brings out the theme of generational difference,<br /> contrasted by narrow generation gap between<br /> Maggie and Mama)<br />Krakow Spotlight, <br />www.usinfo.pl/krakow/images/everydayuse.jpg<br />
  20. 20. 1. Different level of intimacy with Mama<br />Dee: less intimate with Mama<br />Dominant and superior role in the family<br />“She used to read to us without pity, forcing<br /> words, lies, other folks’ habits, whole lives upon us<br /> two, sitting trapped and ignorant underneath her<br /> voice.” P.346<br />Insincere to Mama<br />“She pins on my dress a large orchid, even though she has told me once that she thinks orchids are tacky flowers.” P.345<br />
  21. 21. 1. Different level of intimacy with Mama<br />Maggie: more intimate with Mama<br />Comfortable and relaxed together<br />“And then the two of us sat there just enjoying, until it was time to go in the house and go to bed.” P.352<br />Sincere interaction and conversations with Mama<br />“Maggie and I thought about this and Maggie asked me, ‘Mama, when did Dee ever have any friends?’ ” P.347<br />
  22. 22. 2. Different ways in valuing heritage<br />Dee: Sees heritage as consumer goods<br />Pick and choose<br />“After dinner Dee (Wangero) went to the trunk at the foot of my bed and started rifling through it.” P.350<br />Source: Films Media Group, ffh.films.com/Common/FMGimages/32666_Full.jpg <br />
  23. 23. 2. Different ways in valuing heritage<br />Maggie: Veneratesheritage<br />Deep understanding in its history <br /> “ ‘Aunt Dee’s first husband whittled the dash,’ said Maggie so low you almost couldn’t hear her. ‘His name was Henry, but they called him Stash.’ ” P.350 <br />
  24. 24. 3. Showy Vs Practical<br />Dee: more showy<br />For display<br />(P.361 “Hang them”)<br />Source: Living a Literary Life, upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/G...<br />
  25. 25. 3. Showy Vs Practical<br />Maggie: more practical<br />For use<br />“Maggie would put them on the bed” P.351 <br />Source: Digital Resource Commons, drc.ohiolink.edu/.../60536/32514-filmstrip.jpg <br />
  26. 26. GENERAL ROLEOF CHILDREN<br />SUMMARY<br />
  27. 27. Role of child (general)<br />To represent innocence and purity <br />To contrast the burden and worries of adults<br />e.g. Birches: the playful and carefree boy in the nostalgic memory of the weary persona<br />
  28. 28. To provide a naïve perspective (applicable only to children and adolescents)<br />e.g. Seventeen Syllables: Rosie=naïve narrator<br />A naïve narrator:<br /> uncomprehending character <br />e.g. a child or simple minded adult<br />narrates the story without realizing its implications<br />their ignorance/inexperience serves to expose faults/ issues in their world<br />Result: readers know more about what’s going on than the narrator<br />Effect: sense of irony or pathos(an evocation of sympathy, pity, sorrow in reader)<br />
  29. 29. To convey parent-child relationships <br />To bring out the centre of thoughts (themes) of the literature<br />e.g. Seventeen Syllables,<br /> Everyday Use<br />

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