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Leaving by M.G. Vassangi

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Transcript of Leaving by M.G. Vassangi

LEAVING
BY M.G. VASSANJI
END.
THANK YOU!
Gugusan Kepulauan Melayu!
SETTING
PLACE
DESCRIPTION
a. Kichwele Street / Uhuru
Street
- noisy
- busy part of the
town
b. Upanga
- very quite place
- only a few houses
- a 'lonely frightening'
place
PLOT
QUESTION
ONE
Aloo's mother wanted the children to focus on their studies and not spend time helping her at the store.
a.
b.
Aloo started thinking about going to
America to study after Mr Datoo's visit.
c.
Aloo found the names of universities in America in books and wrote to them.
d.
- Mother tells Aloo that she cannot afford to send him to America.
- Then she becomes angry with Aloo for wanting to leave her. This greatly upets Aloo.
e.
Mother decides to let Aloo go to America after talking to Mr Velji, a school officer.
f.
Aloo stops at London to visit an old friend from school.
QUESTION
TWO
i.
Aloo took the trouble to write to many universities in America.

- This shows his high determination in wanting to further his studies.
ii.
Aloo achieved all A's in his school examination, which shows that he is smart and is dedicated in his studies.
iii.
He had a strong ambition to become a doctor.

Aloo really knew what he wanted to do in his future and he was determined to work hard for it.
CHARACTERISATION
a.
Aloo is determined to achieve his dream and hie is also a
resourceful person
.
Resourceful Person ...?
- someone who is
full of resources!
- someone who
adapts well
to new or difficult situations.
- able to
think of solution creatively
.
b.
Love and understanding.
c.
Aloo's mother
d.
When Father was still alive,
Mother did not have to worry about anything
because her husband too care of the family.
After Father passed away,
Mother had to take over the responsibility
of providing and caring for the family.

The immense
burden made her stressed
, and it
made her miss her late husband
more.
THEME AND MESSAGE
a.
Aloo's mother is
reluctant to let him further his studies
because she knew
he might not return.
Due to this, Aloo was very unhappy. Upon knowing it, mother
decided to let him go out of love for him
.
b.
Without
mother's financial support
and
Mr. Velji's advice and moral support
, Aloo's dream to study medicine in America would not have come true.
Family's!
Community's!
MAIN THEME?
Leaving
& Letting Go
MORAL VALUES
Mother?
Value of
self-sacrifice
.
- She sacrifices her own interests and desires for Aloo.
ALOO'S?
Value of
high determination
.
- works very hard to achieve his dream.
TEXT ANALYSIS
1
2
3
a.
Aloo
b.
She sounds
sarcastic
.
c.
It is because
mother thinks it is impossible for Aloo to succeed
when he applies for American universities.
a.
Emphasis on
the amount of time
Aloo
spends reading
.
b.
Not
without
any feelings.
c.
Aloo
dislikes
agriculture!
a.
Fair skinned
Caucasian woman
.
b.
i. Mother is
traditional-minded
.
ii. Mother would like Aloo
to uphold the tradition
.
4.
a.
Bird flying high and free.
- It refers to Aloo who has
left the country to go to a foreign land
.
b.
Mr. Velji understands that
Aloo will not return once he has tasted freedom
.
c.
Mother is
thinking about the future
and
hoping that her son will return to her
.
Exposition
Rising
Action
Climax
Falling
Action
Resolution
Razia (Aloo's sister) gets married and leaves home
Mother sells shop and moves to Upanga
Aloo spends time with Mr Datoo, and starts dreaming about going to study in America.
Aloo writes to American universities to apply for scholarship
A famous American university offers Aloo a scholarship.
Mother says that
there are not enough money
to send him to America.
Aloo is upset
because
mother accuses
(menuduh)
him of being a disloyal son
(anak derhaka) for wanting to leave her.
Mother goes to Mr Velji for advice. He confirms that the scholarship is great opportunity for Aloo.
Mother relents (mengalah) and finds the money to send Aloo to America.
Mother makes Aloo promise to not marry foreign wife and to stay away from bad habits.
Aloo writes home from London where he has stopped to visit an old schoolmate. The letter reveals his fascination (tarikan) with the foreign land.
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