Alan Silvey 's ' Jasper Jones '

1216 Words Mar 20th, 2015 5 Pages
Change is inevitable, yet we fight it just the same. Change is going to happen, in fact, it happens every day, maybe it is too small to see, or perhaps we would rather not see it. Nikos Kazantzakis once said, “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality”. To me this symbolises the different perspectives people can have. This is shown in Craig Silvey’s, “Jasper Jones” novel which explores the concept of change and the understanding of how our search for who we are is clouded by our perceptions and attitudes. The basic human need to establish our own individual path in the world can arise conflict between adolescents and authorities who restrict them; In July 2014 the UN’s, ‘A world at school’ bought together hundreds of young advocates around the world, including Malala Yousafzai, who made her first public speech since being attacked by the Taliban in Pakistan for demanding that girls be allowed to receive an education. Malala’s act of courage and Charlie Bucktin’s search of identity establishes how Change takes pride in being one of life’s most illusive wonders, the unknown.

Developing a deeper understanding of how the world works can affect an individual’s personal insight. A typical coming of age novel explores the issue of adolescence and questions the world we live in. In “Jasper Jones”, Silvey charts the obstacles that Charlie encounters when faced with Laura Wishart’s murder. Charlie’s realisation of how cruel the world is portrays…
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