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Synopsis:Catch Us If You Can by Catherine MacPhail is a story that renews our faith in the human race.Itis charming story ...
~ The novel emphasizes the important of social responsibility.Doctor Nicol, the teacher,Mrs.Foley, Darrens mum and Val Jes...
Character        : 1. Rory McIntosh     Responsibility     Humourous     Loyal and proective     Religious     Compassiona...
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  1. 1. Synopsis:Catch Us If You Can by Catherine MacPhail is a story that renews our faith in the human race.Itis charming story of a devoted grandson and loving grandfather. It is also a story of adventureand thrilling chase and escape which brings about many interesting moments for both Rory andgrandfather.It tugs at our hearts strings as we read of a grandfather who is sent to the oldpeoples home and his grandson to the childrens home ,a separation that is exceedingly difficultfor both of them. Rory comes up with an escape plan.But their path of escape is not easy as their pictures arein the newspapers and on every television screen.Their journey is full of unexpected cliffhangermoments when it looks like they will be caught by the authorities.The stress and strain makesGranda very ill and he ends on in a hospital. Rory had been hoping that his prodigal father who had abandoned the family and whom hehas no seen for the last ten years would reach out and help.Many compassionate and caringpeople,however,help the young boy and his ailing grandfather throughout the journey.The storyends on a happy note when Rorys dad gets in touch with him due to the publicity.Alls well thatends well.Themes: Challenges of growing up and learning about responsibility. ~ Rory is eleven years old and he should be playing football and enjoying being a boy buthe has the big responsibility of keeping Granda safe and away fromRachnadar.Granda looked after him in those days and now he knows it is his duty to look afterhim now.Rory accepts that responsibility with a great attitude and does not hesitate to do hisduty.But from being just a student,Rory grow up within a short frame of time to make decisionsand to act with great responsibility. Love, compression and family relationships ~ Granda and Rory love each other and that guides all their actions.Granda loves his son,Jeffbut feels let down by what happened years ago.He love Rorys mother dearly too.Granda lookedafter Rory before and now Rory wants to look after his Granda.That is family love.Rorys friendscare for him.They are fond of Granda too.Mrs.Foley,Val Jessup and Darrens mum show concernfor Rory and Granda.The people who help Rory and Granda prove to be caring andcompassionate. Social responsibility
  2. 2. ~ The novel emphasizes the important of social responsibility.Doctor Nicol, the teacher,Mrs.Foley, Darrens mum and Val Jessup feel that Rory need help at home and that he should beenjoying his boyhood and not be burdened with the responsibility of looking after an ageing andailing grandparent.The police officials and the nurses are seen as kind and compassionate.eventhe inmates at the childrens home care about what is happening to Rory and want to helphim.The public has a social responsibility.We see their involvement as they help Rory andGranda on their great escape.Members of the public believe strongly that the two should not beseparated and voice their opinion on television.The great escape would not be possible withoutthe support and help of the public.Thus society has a great role to play in molding people to bewhat they are. Power and authority ~ The social welfare service sees to the very young and the very old. The decision of theauthorities are not always right and must be questioned.Ruby the traveler complain that socialworkers check on Tyrone to see if he is getting his education and is not being abused in any way. The authorities can be nasty to the gypsies and people on the fringes of society.The police bringfear and anxiety but they are also seen as being compassionate in their dealings with Rory.Theauthorities chase after Rory and Granda but the public is mainly on their side and people helpthem all the way.Power and authority can be defeated by people power.Moral values : Loving and caring Compassion and kindness Responsibility Religious piety Not to be judgmental
  3. 3. Character : 1. Rory McIntosh Responsibility Humourous Loyal and proective Religious Compassionate Sense of justice : 2.Granda Loving Responsibility Afraid and emotinal Forgetful Grateful Proective Demented Very resourceful Prejudiced

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