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PENSION DAY by Archie Weller -Although internal conflict is within the individual it is brought on by social and cultural pressures -Conflict is strengthened by cultural differences ideological differences and different beliefs -The lack of understanding between groups or individuals is the main cause of conflict -This often leads to physical conflict eg acts of violence or aggression which can lead to detrimental consequences -Pension Day explores the devastating impact of racial and internal conflict on the certain individual -The bigger picture The impact of European invasion of Australian which result in conflict and in effect results in loss of lives and loss of culture Types of conflict Racial conflict The mistreatment of the Aborigines by white people -Cause Different cultures and beliefs dispute in ideas laws values and customs racism -Technique Word choice - Referred to as the Old Wongi -Gday ya silly ole black bastard -The invasion of white European settlers -Effect Leads to the Aboriginal people feeling contempt in return to the white people -White people protagonists causecreate the conflict amongst the tranquillity of Aboriginal community -White men created the conflict as the Indigenous people were purely living out their lives harmlessly not causing anyone any problems - Taking him by surprise as he sat singing softly dogs barked the children screamed his young girl-woman already full with a child-spirit cried -Technique Juxtaposition of images - chaos is created tranquil life of the indigenous juxtaposed with the chaotic invasion of the white settlers -The white people saw their actions as a victory over the Indigenous people - The sergeant clipped on the handcuffs triumphantly while their actions in turn resulted in the turmoil and suffering of the Aboriginal people - A tear slid out of his frightened puzzled eyes -Technique Word choice eg triumphantly -Technique The cruising police van that like a gardener is searching for a few weeds to pull up by the roots and throw
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