Representations

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'he wasn't like them’. The positioning of this sentence is separated from the rest of the text. It suggests that he is not accepted into the group as he is different an not like everyone else. The positioning of the text represents asylum seekers as a small minority group that is different from the majority.

The majority on the island are fearful of the man and refer to him as a ‘savage’ with ‘strange ways’. The islanders mistrust the man because he is different and view him as a dangerous and uncivilised person. The text represents asylum seekers as savages. This representation is reiterated through language and the ...

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generally referring to a person who is imprisoned. The language that suggests he is their prisoner enforces the representation that asylum seekers are dangerous people who must be locked away from society for our safety and protection. In addition to the representation that asylum seekers are dangerous, the text represents them as a misunderstood minority group that are treated in an unfair manner. From the beginning of the picture book, the man is represented as timid and weak. this is shown through the size and position of him against the rest of the villagers who are oversized compared to him. his small size and stature compared against the large mass of the villagers who are divided by a large length of space represent him as alone and timid. This as well as the sharp edges of the pitchforks the villagers point in his direction represent the man as vulnerable and unthreatening. However, though he is represented as weak, the villagers of the island treat him with suspicion which ...

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Added: 5/10/2017 05:26:02 AM
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Category: English
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