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    Fly Away Peter' by David Malouf(1982) is a influential war story in which the author has used opposing locations and solid symbolism to clearly represent his own ideas and views of war and further the readers consideration of the text. This essay will discuss the challenges that Malouf has put on the Australian national discourse of the harsh landscape of Australia and the glory of the Anzacs that has been depicted throughout Australia’s war history. David Malouf has expertly written Fly Away Peter

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    Throughout the novel Fly Away Peter, published in 1982, David Malouf explores many binary opposites as a way to map Jim’s existence. Some of the opposites explored by Malouf include life and death, war and peace, and, innocence and experience. While exploring each set of opposites individually, Malouf is also able to touch on other sets of opposites in the process. For example Malouf explores war and peace hand in hand with light and dark. Malouf explores most of these opposites through the protagonist

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    David Malouf's Fly Away Peter published in 1982, is an insightful novel displaying the authors opinion on war and life. Though this novel Malouf explores Jim's and Australia's journey from innocence to experience. Malouf uses symbols and binary opposites to convey the themes and journeys made by Australia and Jim. Jim Sandler, the protagonist of Malouf's Fly Away Peter is a person who undergoes the journey of personal growth and war, leaving behind innocence for experience. Before going to the

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    How does Malouf show the loss of innocence in Jim during World War One? David Malouf's novel ‘Fly Away Peter’ charts out the life of protagonist, Jim Sadler. Jim Sadler starts the novel as an innocent young man who lives on the Coast of Queensland. As Jim shows his love and appreciation for birds, he ends up getting a job at a sanctuary owned by Ashley Crawthaw. His job was to watch for the birds that migrated to and from the sanctuary. Throughout the novel the readers are taken on the journey that

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    `Fly Away Peter' by David Malouf - To what extent is Jim's understanding of self enhanced by his contact with those around him? 'Fly Away Peter' is essentially a story about life. Through the life of Jim Saddler the reader becomes aware of the ideas posed by the author, David Malouf. Jim's life, if anything, is indeed a journey, unfolding through various broadening experiences that lead to Jim's eventual understanding of the world and his own self. However, to simply say that this understanding

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    Creating Other Worlds in Fly Away Peter       In the novel Fly Away Peter, David Malouf explores the individual’s ability to transcend the immediate, and create ‘other worlds’ of his or her own: "Meanwhile the Mind, from pleasure less, 
Withdraws into happiness: ...it creates,... 
Far other worlds..." Malouf uses the continuity of life to highlight the importance of the individual’s mind set against the meaning of human existence. Malouf’s three main characters, Jim Saddler, Ashley Crowther

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    Fly Away Peter

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    The novel Fly Away Peter expresses specific attitudes and values by encouraging the reader to identify with the central character, Jim Saddler. David Malouf, the author, attempts to expose the brutality of war and encourages readers to realise that one can be living a very sheltered lifestyle oblivious of the cruelty and negative side of life. In this text dealing with the experiences of Jim during World War I and events leading up to his signing up, the author uses biblical allusions, evocative

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    Fly Away Peter Malouf evokes the horror and absurdity of war in ‘Fly Away Peter’ through an Australian frame of reference that creates reality for the reader. Discuss. Malouf’s ‘Fly Away Peter’ uses an Australian frame of reference to display the horrors and absurdity of war. The way in which Malouf writes creates reality – the reader can suspend disbelief and believe that the events in the novella are actually real. When we read ‘Fly Away Peter’, we see the story through Jim’s eyes. Jim is

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    Fly Away Peter Summary

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    FLY AWAY PETER - CHAPTER ONE This chapter as the beginning of the book sets the scene and begins to develop the characters of the novel. The story begins with Jim in the swampland watching birds calmly, looking at how they live their lives, remembering that these small birds have seen more of the world than most people, "has been further and higher than even that clumsy plane" (p.3). As a respectful intruder into the birds' territories, Jim feels that nature is in balance before he notices a biplane

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    Fly Away Peter Analysis

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    The true horrors of World War I are difficult to convey through traditional written word. David Malouf’s Fly Away Peter is a novella which uses relatable characters and stereotypes to provide a window for audiences to engage with warfare. This is enhanced by an array of poetic and descriptive language with vivid imagery to truly channel the anguish and confusion of soldiers in war to the audience. Juxtaposition is Malouf’s greatest asset, along with religious symbolism and allusion add subtext to

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