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Dream Stuff is about the resolution of problems for individuals Discuss Dream Stuff is a collection of stories where problems arise within relationships of family members because of a number of individual differences Factors such as isolation cultural clashes ownership power and identity all contribute to the problems and struggles of Amy s religious family in Closer and Jordan McGivern s search for identity in Blacksoil Country Amys family are Pentecostals and she has been brought up to follow religious traditions and beliefs ahead of family values Amy s silence and difficulties in coming to terms of the alienation and banishing of her Uncle Charles from the family has to do with both her young age and biblical teachings which dominate her thinking and use of language She doesn t quite understand the reasoning for the exclusion of her Uncle and longs for a new day coming a hopeful dream that one day she will have a relationship with her Uncle Grandpa Morpeth cast his own brother out of the family because he believes Charles has betrayed the family and committed abominations He has forbidden him to come to the family home which distresses Amy as she sees him waiting at the fence in the scorching sun feeling the burning sweat on him She can feel his suffering pain the feeling of rejection and his identity being considered invalid However it is Grandma who feels it the most She likes to touch Grandma is also suffering in this story as she is more inclined to forgive as she is the mother and nurture of Charles Yet she does not speak out of loyalty and respect for her husband Uncle Charels is gay and lives in Sydney which is referred to by Grandpa as Sodom He does not approve or accept his sons homosexuality which suggests
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