Thursday, May 16, 2019
Deadly Unna Essay
Deadly Unna by Phillip Gwyn is a story about the chumship between two boys set up in a small unpolished town in the 1980s South Australia. Gary Black (or Blacky) is the protagonist, a fifteen yr old boy with many siblings, who develops and matures. He becomes highly aware of racialism in the small country town against aboriginal people, as well as many other issues through out the parentage of the novel. Through out the story he meets a girl named Cathy that he gets smitten by, he looses his friend Dumby because he died in a file out down by the bar, so he drastically matures as the novel progress.Some of the other significant themes dealt with by Deadly Unna are the issues related to biography in a small country town and the idea of loss of childishness innocence. Lets begin when Blackys ALF team gets trophies for a specific category e. g. scored most goals ECT. Dumby was the best man on field so he obviously deserved and earned the Best Man on field of operations Trophy. B ut instead the trophy was awarded to Mark-Arks. Remember when Dumby tried to mug Maccas bar, he died because he shoot him with a shotgun and the police didnt even try to solve the case. Basically nobody cared provided because Dumby was just another Aborigines kid.Speaking of Maccass bar, all the gonyas sits in the front of the bar. But the Nungas is in the back. leave out for one person called Tommy who always so says Chug-A-Lug. But hes only there because he is always drunk and its funny for the Gonyas. When the Slogs wrote BOONGS PISS OFF. This really affected Blacky because he became so aware of racism ever since Dumbys death. Blackys loss of childhood innocence begun when Dumby died, one of his best friends that he has ever had just disappeared and now his childhood has basically vanished because everything he knew as a child is now gone.When Gary wanted to grab some pigment and a brush his dad busted him and told Blacky to put the brush and the paint down. But Gary has de velop because he as gone through so much that he has missed his childhood. All the Sad stuff that has been going on in his life made him realise that he is not a little kid anymore, especially when Darcy said I dare say they should Blacky, I dare say they should He now sees what racism people have against the Aboriginal population, and now his childhood has passed away. Another example is when Gary gets smitten by Cathy, this is a prime example that he has now matured and moved on to his teenage life.