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Intrinsic to Cloudstreet is the family unit out of which a complex fabric of ideas is woven Select Three or Four events episodes from the text and write a close analysis of each in terms of what they highlight about 3 or 4 significant ideas you consider intrinsic to the text and how these ideas are represented Tim Wintons Cloudstreet creates textual integrity in the way that it is written and interpreted through different contexts A major concept resonating through the text is Wintons ideas on family and how he chooses to represent it Through this concept Winton explores ideas concerning Aboriginal heritage identity and reconciliation Cloudstreet is written as a family saga spanning over four generations that conveys its universal messages of family on multiple levels Wintons novel written as a flashback in Fishs memory creates a circular structure from the death of Fish to the birth of Rose and Quicks son as the two families unite The chapter Fish Lamb comes Back embodies several of Wintons values that resonate through the entire novel The Lambs are introduced as God-fearing people who interfere with the will of God in rescuing their son In this sense they are paradoxes refusing to accept what is divine and what is not Their belief in God is shown to be strong in the first section of the novel however the half completed miracle of Fish Lamb who is back from the dead results in a slow deterioration of their relationship to God Fishs near death experience and his unresolved encounter below the water haunt the novel He has seen the world where people go to after death and he yearns to return This is inexplicable for all the other characters in the novel especially Fishs mother Oriel is constructed as a woman who professes religious enthusiasm but lacks spirituality in any sense and denies Fish his return to the other world Oriel epitomises the
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