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This paper shows how Winton uses various literary devices, in his book "Blueback", to highlight the underlying themes of the book such as descriptive language, similes, metaphors, personification, use of transferred epithets, and sentence structure. The paper discusses the key themes of the novel; growing up, aging and death, dreams and memories, which are interrelated to the main theme of the environment. The paper is of the opinion that, after reading this book, readers may be persuaded to take greater caution to respect the environment and the creatures of the sea.
From the Paper:"The story focuses on a young boy, Abel, growing up who yearns to discover the secrets of the sea. After spending his entire youth growing up, living beside and learning about the ocean from his mother Dora, and scaled friend Blueback, Abel decides to move away to study the sea and the creatures that live in it. After traveling the world as a marine biologist, finding true love and growing into his middle ages, Abel learns a hard lesson in life. Abel comes to realize that no amount of education could compare to the relationship his mother had with the sea, for she was the one who stayed in Longboat Bay and fought to keep the sea free from harm."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Winton, T. (1997). Blueback. Sydney, Australia: Pan MacMillan.
Cite this Book Review:
"Blueback" (2008, February 07) Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/blueback-100853/
""Blueback"" 07 February 2008. Web. 22 August. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/blueback-100853/>