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Narrative and Genre… By Caroline, Harry, Donald and Nancy
Key Narrative Events… <ul><li>Liam (main character) goes to prison to visit Mother, told to put drugs in his mouth he refu...
<ul><li>&quot; The number of children living below the poverty line in April 2000 was put at over 4 million by the Departm...
Conventions of Social realism <ul><li>The conventions of social realism can be hard to define. When it comes to social rea...
Does it follow / ignore or develop conventions in Sweet Sixteen?   <ul><li>Social issues throughout the film are presented...
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Narrative And Genre

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Narrative And Genre

  1. 1. Narrative and Genre… By Caroline, Harry, Donald and Nancy
  2. 2. Key Narrative Events… <ul><li>Liam (main character) goes to prison to visit Mother, told to put drugs in his mouth he refuses </li></ul><ul><li>Refuses to pass over the drugs to his Mother by kissing her. </li></ul><ul><li>Grandad and step dad beat Liam and leave him at the side of the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Goes to live with his sister Chantelle were she takes care of him </li></ul><ul><li>Liam and friend Pinball find a caravan and decide to buy it for Liam’s mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Liam and Pinball find out that his step dad has drugs and they decide to steal and sell them. </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting the drugs to sell, Pinball offers Liam a knife but he refuses it </li></ul><ul><li>They get enough money for the caravan and put the deposit down </li></ul><ul><li>Liam gets beaten up for the drugs by group of boys </li></ul><ul><li>Liam and Pinball are taken by a group of mobs to a car and driven to an unknown place </li></ul><ul><li>The mob buys Liam and Pinball a pizza place and they decide to sell drugs with the pizzas </li></ul><ul><li>After being picked up by the ‘employer’ Liam is told to kill Scullion McTavish </li></ul><ul><li>He is given a knife, this is to prove his part of the gang </li></ul><ul><li>Goes for a picnic, but someone burnt down the caravan </li></ul><ul><li>Pinball steals the employers car and crashes it into the spa </li></ul><ul><li>Liam is ordered to meet with the employer he is ordered to kills Pinball but he can not do it </li></ul><ul><li>Finds out Pinball burnt down the caravan </li></ul><ul><li>Mum gets released from prison </li></ul><ul><li>Goes to stay with Stan the Stepdad </li></ul><ul><li>Pinball goes round there, tells mum to leave with Liam </li></ul><ul><li>Liam stabs stab with the knife he was given </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>&quot; The number of children living below the poverty line in April 2000 was put at over 4 million by the Department of Social Security.” a quote from the European Union about life in West Scotland Greenock/ Port Glasgow. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 40,000 children are excluded from school each year in Scotland. </li></ul><ul><li>Just over 11,000 children are in care and up to 75% of them leave school with no qualifications. Less than 1% go to university. </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland's rate of teenage conception is the highest in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 100,000 children in Scotland live with domestic violence. </li></ul>Loach portrays the story of a falling economy and the danger of youth in West Scotland conveying difficulties and issues. Loach uses a less typical convention in the film by not dramatising the on goings, but the real “nitty grittys” of society, By using real people as actors collected from local schools, employment schemes and community centres.
  4. 4. Conventions of Social realism <ul><li>The conventions of social realism can be hard to define. When it comes to social realism it depends more on the themes, (some of which are listed below) than the narrative expression. </li></ul><ul><li>The main convention that can be linked to social realism is as follows- </li></ul><ul><li>-Aspects which show social issues of the working class people </li></ul><ul><li>-Depicting life as it </li></ul><ul><li>-Social issues of which social realist film focus on include poverty, violence, pollution, injustice, suppression of human rights, discrimination & crime, abortion, gay marriage, gun control and religion </li></ul><ul><li>-Form of expression and representation </li></ul><ul><li>-Social realism is normally very dramatic in order to make an impression on the audience </li></ul><ul><li>-Showing the Truth in the eye of the beholder </li></ul><ul><li>-Providing a contrasting view life of which has become overly obsessed with the culture of leisure </li></ul>
  5. 5. Does it follow / ignore or develop conventions in Sweet Sixteen? <ul><li>Social issues throughout the film are presented through the codes and conventions. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty – Liam and Pinball are brought up in a run down part of Scotland called Greenock, renowned for its poverty stricken areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Violence – The gangs, represent the violence throughout the film. The repetition of the knife that he initially refuses come backs around to lead to his down fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Injustice – Justice is a major theme throughout the film, as his Mother is in prison and illegal things go on, like Stan keeping drugs and Liam and Pinball sealing them </li></ul><ul><li>Age – Young boys, Liam and Pinball potentially entering an adults life because of selling drugs and mixing with gangs. </li></ul>

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