Speech – Darren Luong
Language of conflict explores the many different aspects and perspectives of conflict. Conflict is defined as to come into collision or disagreement: be contradictory or in opposition. An institution is an aspect of conflict as individuals and acceptance and understanding of his inner self through the relationship battle their inner-selves and others in order to reform. Language of Conflict can be shown through the core text ‘Raw’ by Scott Monk. Raw is about a misguided juvenile teenager, who finds conformity he has with the people around him. The related text ‘Shawshank Redemption’ explores the same concept. It is about how In order to be successful, all institutions must have rules. Shanwshank Redemption is about two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Raw, by Scott Monk presents to us with the protagonist Brett, a rebellious young male who believes he is being victimised by the institutions around him, primarily the legal system. His rebellious hard head attitude is seen at the start of the novel where he expresses negatively toward the police by means of the term ‘pigs’ and is seen being arrested by these ‘pigs’. As a result Brett is sent to The Farm, a facility that aims to turn young offender’s lives around, by reforming them. The Farm works on the principals of care, trust and responsibility. There are no fences or guards, just the boys and parent figures Sam and Mary. There are no cells, rather bedrooms. As well as offering rehabilitation. The Farm also supplies educational facilities, as it aims to give young offenders a second chance in life, and excursions to reward the boys for their good behaviour, a justification of the trust placed on the boys.
Brett is introduced to Sam and Mary when he arrives at The Farm. Brett’s first impression of Sam and Mary seem like a friendly, stereotypical outback Aussie. But as Brett “settles in”, his perception of...