UNIT 3: AOS2 ENCOUNTERING CONFLICT PARADISE ROAD Week 1 LEARNING INTENTION: Become familiar with forms of conflict and characters in the text Paradise Road TODAY WE WILL… • Identify conflict inherent in the text ‘Paradise Road’ • Be introduced to key characters in the text ‘Paradise Road’ • Produce an appropriately structured paragraph to a conflict based questions Identify conflict inherent in the text ‘Paradise Road’ Key facts: • The historical setting of the film is the global conflict of World War II. • This conflict is a military one, fuelled by political conflicts which, in 1939, finally erupted into the violent conflict of global warfare Conflict for you to identify when watching the text… • • • Deeply embedded cultural and racial tensions that sometimes lead to conflict. Inner (personal) conflict is also encountered by the women who are often pushed to breaking point interpersonal conflict as the hardships they encounter make them edgy and vulnerable Key characters in ‘Paradise Road’ Daisy Drummond is a missionary, She has a strong and unshakeable faith in God. Throughout the film she develops a close friendship with Adrienne. It is Daisy that encourages Adrienne to conduct and create the vocal orchestra. Rosemary Leighton-Jones is an English model. She develops a close friendship with Helena young Dutch Prisoner who she helps teach English. Rosemary initially has an unshakeable will to survive until she sees that her husband failed to escape from the men’s POW camp. Susan McCarthy is an Australian Nurse who goes from being as quiet as • mouse to an outspoken critic of how the Japanese treat women. She shows us how conflict can bring out ones inner strength and hidden qualities. Topsy Merrit is an American woman who finds the conditions in the camp very challenging. She is temptedDrlike many is byathe prospect of becoming a Prostitute a Japanese Verstak Jewish refugee. She pretends to be a to medical doctorOfficers. in order to obtain medical supplies needed for treating the ill. She is not sentimental and often comes across as unfeeling. She is willing to do anything to ensure that the women of the camp keep getting medical supplies. Topsy Merrit is an American woman who finds the conditions in the camp very challenging. She is tempted like many by the prospect of becoming a Prostitute to a Japanese Officers. Key characters in ‘Paradise Road’ Captain Tanaka is a sadistic officer of the Japanese Secret Police. He believes that his brutal treatment of the POW Women is in retaliation to what he see as the racist and imperial domination of Asia by western Countries. Colonel Hirota is in charge of the POW Camp. Although unsettled by the brutality towards to the women from the Snake and Captain Tanaka, he feels powerless to stop it. He is a bystander in this conflict. Therefore he feels that he can’t do anything to stop or control how the women are treated. Like Colonel Hirota the Interpreter feels sympathetic and sorry for the plight of the women. However he feels powerless to do anything about it. This is shown through body language and sometimes looks when a prisoner is punished. The Snake is vicious and sadistic in his treatment of the prisoners. He is shown in a number of scenes of the film savagely beating the prisoners. He is the one who pours petrol on Wing for smuggling in the black market and burns her alive. However he is also moved by the women’s vocal choir Adrienne Partiger is the heroine who orchestrates and ensures the survival of the vocal choir in the text Revisit the types of conflict Inner (Intrapersonal) Conflict Your group is to… Brainstorm as many examples as possible Interpersonal Conflict Social Conflict Cultural Conflict Religious Conflict Racial Conflict If you don’t have one of Inner Conflict these… Person to Person Link these to your first This of the ones you don’t brainstorm have Groups against Groups Government against Government Country against Country Your group is to… Establish class protocols and expectations • • • • • Mutual respect Attentive listening Personal Best No put downs No late submission of work ROLES IN CONFLICT RESPONSES TO CONFLICT Appropriate terms to use when writing about conflict With Fear With courage Denial With hope Hopelessly Alone Aggressively Escape Uncompromising With certainty Destructive Calmly bystander victim assistant protagonist facilitator collaborator follower Avoidance Instant Delay With confusion Logically Emotionally Diplomatically With dignity Blindly Without certainty Positively With resilience witness perpetrator confidante tempter antagonist individualist believer Co-operatively Selfishly Angrily Seeking a solution Wanting to hurt Manipulating Compromise With self belief Sacrifice instinctively Selflessly In a short term way instigator mentor hero sidekick villian leader cynic (OR) sceptic Produce a written piece applying some of these terms PRODUCE A PARAGRAPH EXPLAINING A CONFLICT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED INTEGRATE VOABULARY PRODUCE A PARAGRAPH EXPLAINING A CONFLICT IN THE TEXT PARADISE ROAD THAT IN SOME WAY RELATES PRODUCE A PARAGRAPH EXPLAINING ANOTHER WELL KNOWN CONFLICT THAT IN SOME WAY RELATES RELATES: Think back to types of conflicts Discuss and submit holiday requirements • ENCOUNTERING CONFLICT: Essay response to ‘Context builds character but crisis defines it’ (U3). Read ‘The Quiet American’ (U4) • READING AND RESPONDING: Read ‘Ransom’ (U3) and produce reedling log. Do the same for ‘No Sugar’ (U4) • USING LANGUAGE TO PERSUADE: Chose two articles and write an analysis of the language used to persuade. Chose a further two to articles and underline and annotate persuasive language. Select three articles on the same issue SUBMIT MONDAY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS In reflection… • How can having an understanding of conflict ‘types’ help your writing? • In what ways did applying the suggested language change your writing? • How can you continue to develop this kind of vocabulary? • Anything else?