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Abuse of Power in Short Stories
Hugh McPheeon 12 September 2013
Transcript of Abuse of Power in Short Stories
by Hugh McPhee
What is Invited Reading?
The invited reading is the message in which the author is trying to tell you through the story.
Going Unnoticed is a story about a boy who is bullied by students at his school and is abused at home by his parents.
The plot and characters will be deconstructed and then using them to explore the ways in which the author has conveyed the invited reading.
Nigel is a story about a boy who is abused by his adoptive father, and fights back.
The conflict and characters will be deconstructed and then using them to explore the ways in which the author has conveyed the invited reading.
John is being bullied by a student named Mike and his 3 mates. John is beaten basically every day, and when he gets home he is abused by his parents. When John snaps and fights back, John stabs Mike and goes home slits his fathers throat and kills himself.
John - Is abused at school by Mike and at home by his parents
Mike - With his 3 mates, bullies John
John's Parents - Dont care about John or his wellbeing
Prinicipal - Doesn't listen to John and doesn't believe him
How the author conveys the invited reading using elements of fiction
Harvey (Nigel's adoptive father) abuses Nigel everyday since he adopted him 3 years ago. Nigel fights back against Harvey, and loses his life in the process.
Nigel - Lost his family in a fatal car crash, lived with Harvey for 3 years. Abused and Bashed by Harvey
Harvey - Adopted Nigel, Abuses his ever since. Demands everything.