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  • Stolen Youth: Child Soldiers

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    Abstract Child soldiers may often be over-looked when discussing issues of social injustice. The average person may not know that this still occurs, but in fact, it does in places such as Sierra Leone and Uganda. The psychological, economic, and social impacts on these innocent children are staggering. These children are robbed of a normal childhood, and in most cases, a normal life altogether. Although there are many campaigns against child slavery and soldiers, not all of these children are saved

  • Dissatisfaction with Society Revealed in Yeats’ Stolen Child

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    Dissatisfaction with Society Revealed in Yeats’ Stolen Child The Stolen Child,"a poem by W.B. Yeats, relates the story of a child who is lured away by fairies to a fantasy world illustrated through rich descriptions of nature and the freedom it offers. The plot of the poem becomes a metaphor for the return to innocence that the author feels is necessary in a society that is attempting to lead children away from the mysticism and innocence that characterize childhood, toward a more mundane

  • The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats Essay

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    The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats      “The Stolen Child”, a poem by W.B. Yeats, can be analyzed on several levels. The poem is about a group of faeries that lure a child away from his home “to the waters and the wild”(chorus). On a more primary level the reader can see connections made between the faery world and freedom as well as a societal return to innocence. On a deeper and second level the reader can infer Yeats’ desire to see a unified Ireland of simpler times. The poem uses vivid imagery

  • Essay Analysis of W.B.Yeats' The Stolen Child

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    Analysis of W.B.Yeats' The Stolen Child       The Stolen Child was written by W.B.Yeats in 1886.  The Victorian Era of literature was in full swing, while upstart new poets, dissatisfied with the 'airy' nature of earlier poetic works, began demanding more concrete, realistic, and hard-hitting literature that avoided the metaphorical distancing that the Romantics were prone to.  They scoffed at Yeats, at his romantic views, at his out-dated style of writing.  Frustrated, perhaps even angered

  • Comparing The Stolen Child And Cat's In The Crad

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    The Stolen Child and Cat’s in the Cradle “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats and “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin both explore the concept of loss of childhood innocence. Yeats poem tells the story of a fairy tempting a child to escape the depression of the world he lives in. While in Chapin’s song the lyrics explains the distant relationship between father and son. Both poem and song grasp the concept of grasp the concept of depression and neglect. Chappin states, “My son

  • Belonging Critical Analysis - Stolen, by Jane Harrison Essays

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    This critical analysis will portray how the text “Stolen” by Jane Harrison relates to the concept of belonging. Stolen is a play that tells the stories of 5 Aboriginal children that were stolen away from their families and were forced to grow up in institutions, following the European way of life. The children were segregated from their communities and treated as inferiorly. Their worth was seen as minimal and only useful to Europeans as slaves. “Stolen” is an example of not belonging to the environment

  • Australian Theater Ruby Moon and Stolen

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    ruby’s death. Stolen by Jane Harrison, depicts the broken lives of five children; Ruby, Sandy, Anne, Shirley and Jimmy; and in doing so, portrays a myriad of personal experiences of those living in Australian Society. Harrison does this through the skilful use of dramatic techniques, which are used to convey various personal experiences, such as Sexual Abuse and Personal Identity, and it is through these experiences in which Harrison demonstrates the personal experiences of the Stolen Generation. Ruby

  • The Sapphires By Wayne Blair Essay

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    ‘The Sapphires’ by Wayne Blair was the trigger that led my research into the effects of the Stolen Generation on Aboriginals in Australia. This film is about an Aboriginal singing group who want to make a name for themselves, but find it difficult because of the racism against them. This film also tells the stories of their cousin Kay, who was a half-caste and was stolen from her Aboriginal family at a young age to be taught the ways of white people, and forget her culture. This film made me realise

  • The Aborigines Protection Amending Act of 1915

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    In 1971 the Aboriginal Protection Act stopped. The act gave the power to remove any child without any court order nor parental consent. The act provided full control, and therefore the Aborigines would lose their freedom. The government removed Aboriginal children from their families and where starting the process that created the Stolen Generation, also known as the Stolen Children. The article The Stolen

  • Symbolism In Rabbit Proof Fence

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    unscrupulous. In contrast, the riveting Rabbit Proof Fence film released in 2002 and directed by Philip Noyce, eschews bigotry by illuminating a dense history of racist and distorted Aboriginal representations. Furthermore, it chronicles the ordeal of the Stolen Generation which included abducting "half-cast" Aboriginal