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Choose 2 important themes in Fortress describe and discuss theirimportanceFortress is a novel based on a true story A teacher Miss Sally Jonesand her pupils are kidnapped by three masked men in a small town calledSunny Flat Sallys first concern is to protect her pupils and find away to escape from their captors Two themes are portrayed in the textFortress survival and challenge These two themes help evoke a moodof suspense and sinisterOne theme portrayed in the text Fortress is survival Fortress isabout surviving a horrid situation It is a matter of life and deathSally and the children are tested to the limit They have to fight fortheir lives and try and find an escape In order to survive thechildren and Sally have to use their lunch cases with the only food theyhave left and share among each other They have to ration their food soit can last and keep them on their feet energised and hydrated so theycan make it out of this unpleasant nightmare Sally and the children arechallenged to use intelligence of survival Does anyone have a smalljar or tin Sally asks They make a lamp out of a can string saladdressing and foil for some light in the pitch black cave in order tofind a way outSally and her pupils are challenged to find an escape and avoid anydanger while exploring the environment they are trapped in Theydiscover a tunnel which leads a bay of water They find out that on theother side there is an opening which is the way out into thecountryside They display perseverance and all escape into thecountryside Sally and the children travel miles willing to survive andendure in the heat using every ounce of energy they have left by keepingserene Sally and the children have to survive the torture abuse andcruelty of the three gunned masked men by staying calm and stickingtogether thinking positive and singing songs to keep them content Challenge is another theme
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