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Things do change nothing is the same old thing In particular perspectives change which is evident in Peter Skryznecki s two poems Felix Skryznecki and The Migrant Hostel Text 5 of the Stimulus Booklet The Fractal screenshot also has a great deal to say about change So too have the film Matrix and Peter Goldsworthys novel Maestro Various language and film techniques convey the changing perspectives in these text Felix Skryznecki is a poem written to extend the poet Peters inner affection for his father In the poets perspective there is the presence of awe and admiration which he feels toward the way his father has survived through life Felix is a man of individuality who lives to his own simple satisfaction The second line of the poem indicates this in Kept pace only with the Joneses of his own minds making The detailed description of body parts such as the hands shows the poets close observation of his father and emphasises Felixs stoicism and optimistic will The hands are compared to cement and cracks like the sods he broke Felix never shows any sign of fatigue or complaint about labor and work instead he passively accepts it as a part of his life Peter has never lived like the way his father did He is ignorant of the forced labour in Germany and the awkward years of Post World War Two He himself has grown up in a society different to his parents heritage and his life is unmistakably of a fresh culture and style Felixs polish friends all share the same reminiscences of their culture and something unique that only migrants like themselves can understand The poet claims that as he grows older he distances himself further away from not just his Polish heritage but his parents as well In the last stanza Peter refers to his poor understanding of his cultural language that he has forgotten his first Polish word The
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