Paradise Road Creative Essay

1019 WordsMar 29, 20145 Pages
Practice SAC ‘We are forged by the experience of conflict’ “Japanese soldiers never attack women” announced Captain Tanaka, the power hungry snake, to poor Adrienne. That man is disgusting but I can’t hate him, I actually feel sorry for him. Although he has now placed Adrienne on death row. I think I had better have a word to Colonel Hirota about this. “It is death to strike a Japanese officer and Honour is very important to Japanese people!” says the Translator on behalf of Colonel Hirota. Now Susan’s having a go at Hirota. That’s one strong courageous woman, those Australians breed them tough. Ha! And even Sister Wilhelmina’s joined in. That part where she says “…and nuns never tell lies.” is fantastic. But before one of us can say…show more content…
She was shot in the head by the Taliban who were for suppressing women. She survived her ordeal and now represents the individuals who courageously stand up for their convictions and ideas. An individual can grow because of it or they can be weakened by it. Mrs Roberts from Paradise Road changed in a positive perspective as she went from demanding different protocols for the Dutch or Japanese due her racism to a woman who had become more tolerant of the women and even on her death bed she was accepting and less racist towards the women like Wing who had sacrificed their lives for her. Conflict is the catalyst for change, as it can be productive or detrimental but it is a necessity in order to survive. When coming across a disagreement, it can be either deliberate or unintentional, but ultimately is comes down to an individual’s answer to the conflict which decides whether they engage in noble actions or ignoble traits. This concept is embodied in Paradise Road through the character of Wing. Wing was a Japanese woman who sacrificed her life to save Mrs Roberts who was suffering from malaria. Even though Mrs Roberts was always racist towards Wing, Wing put her differences aside and escaped the camp to trade gold for malaria medicine. Wing demonstrates that even though her disagreement with Mrs Roberts was unintentional, she stepped up to the plate and participated in
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