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Cheat!

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Cheat Short Story - F2

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Cheat!

  1. 1. Literature Component Form 2 : Themes , Moral Value , Characters .
  2. 2. Themes
  3. 3. Themes Creative writing is not always original Being Judgemental
  4. 4. 1.Being Judgemental
  5. 5. Explanation The short story is revolved around the theme of being judgemental. There are a few characters can be related to this theme. They might jump into conclusion too soon and it caused misunderstanding.
  6. 6. Examples Lynne is one of the characters who is judgemental. After she read about the book written by William Bradburie in the library, she was filled with anger. She said that Geoff is cheating in the short story competition even though she has never read Geoff’s story before. Another person related to the theme is Marge. She is the classmate for Geoff and Marge. When Geoff mentioned that he wanted to be a barrister or lawyer, Marge labelled him as money minded. It can be hurtful when we labelled someone.
  7. 7. 2.Creative writing is not always original
  8. 8. Explanation A creative idea or innovation like is not always original because we will take idea and inspiration from different resources to make improvement. The same goes with story writing, the originality does not really exist because our story’s idea will come from the story that we read, our experience and our surrounding.
  9. 9. Example Lynne emphasised the importance of originality in the writing. When she realised that Geoff is not cheating, she was wondering whether she had read any story related to the sheepdog in flood. As for Geoff story, although his story idea is similar to William Bradburie’s story, Mr Velos told Lynne that the story is still consider original and Geoff is not cheating.
  10. 10. Moral Values
  11. 11. Moral Values Honesty and courage Perseverance Avoid being judgemental
  12. 12. 1.Honesty and courage
  13. 13. Explanation Honesty and courage are about being brave to tell someone the truth. We must take responsibility to the mistakes that we have done. Examples We consider that Geoff is an honest person. After Lynne shouted at Geoff, Geoff went to Mr Velos office to confess that he might be cheating due to the similarity of his story and William Bradburie’s story.
  14. 14. 2. Perseverance
  15. 15. Explanation If we are perseverance, we will not give up easily even the job is challenging or difficult. We will keep on trying until we achieve success. Example Lynne used weeks to complete the miserable story. She spent time to draft and rewrite the story. Although in the end, she won the second place in the competition, I personally consider that it is a good result from her hard work.
  16. 16. 3.Avoid being judgemental
  17. 17. Explanation We must not be judgemental because the truth might be different from what we think. If we do not know the detail of the situation, we should not make the conclusion too soon. Examples After she read about the book written by William Bradburie in the library, she was filled with anger. She said that Geoff is cheating in the short story competition even though she has never read Geoff’s story before.
  18. 18. Characters
  19. 19. Characters Lynne Webbings Geoff Bolder Humorous • Realistic • Honest
  20. 20. Lynne Webbings

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