Freddy Andrews

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Growing up in society as a person of mixed race results in many difficulties with yourself and other people. Some people might have many prejudices against you, while you face a lot of struggles yourself. This is also the case in the story ‘Freddy Andrews’ by Polly Borland where the reader meets the protagonist in the story, Freddy Andrews, who is confused with his Aboriginal identity and how he has to deal with all the hate towards his native people and himself. The main character is called Freddy Andrews and he is a white Aboriginal, whose mom and siblings are Aboriginal. His dad was white (line 7-8) and therefore he is part Aboriginal and part white. He lives in an Australian society where being Aboriginal is greeted with both…show more content…
This could mean that he wants the prejudice against Aboriginals to stop and he wants the Aboriginals to be accepted into society in a positive way. In the text, he also uses the pronoun ‘we’ and ‘you’: “we’re not dumb, we aren’t alcoholics, you know (lines 19-20).” This could show that he wants to stress out the prejudices Aboriginals get from the whites, whom Freddy Andrews mentions as ‘you’ in this specific sentence. Because of the use of a first person narrator, the story becomes easier for the reader to identify with the main character. Throughout the story, the reader hears Freddy Andrew’s story through a first person narrator. This is shown with the personal pronoun ‘I’ various times in the text. An example from the text could be line 24-25, where he mentions: “I can hide in society because of my white skin, if I don’t bring up my Aboriginality.” This sentence and most of the story in general shows that the story is written from Freddy Andrews’ perspective. In addition, this style of writing therefore gives the reader a chance to rely on Freddy Andrews and his opinions and all the experiences he goes through being a white Aboriginal. This is because the reader reads his thoughts and feelings towards other people, which also means that the narrator has an internal point of view. Furthermore, he also shares details about his own life, which also gives the reader a chance of
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