A Bridge to Wisemans Cove

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A Bridge to Wisemans Cove James Moloney’s A Bridge To Wisemans Cove has something worthwhile to say about human experiences and allows the reader to take a look at the struggles of life. The use of themes such as love, family and belonging are the focus of the novel and takes the reader on a journey and allows them to draw meaning and relate to character experiences. Moloney uses techniques to help expose the importance of these themes. Language techniques are use to describe the self-esteem and reaction they have to their own body image. The connection and strength of relations that grow throughout the novel help express the theme of love and family is shown by the strength they have to stay together. Family are the people in our lives that are always suppose to by our sides through thick and through thin, , no matter what the circumstances. After his father walked out on his family, being abandoned by his mother and sister at two different and important stages in his life as he at the age of trying to settle down into a stable place in society, Carl and his brother Harley are sent to live with their aunt Beryl in Wattle Beach. Carl Matt wants nothing more than to be a part of a happy family, something he has never experienced, “Carl floated in a sea of families where everyone, it seemed, walked, spoke and laughed with at least one other – a daughter, a father, a mate”. Harley Matt has managed to get himself into all different kinds of unthinkable trouble for a kid his age, and has been given and bad name around the town within the first few days of moving to Wattle Beach. Despite that she is related to the boys, aunt Beryl does not welcome them as family, her only interest in letting the boys stay with her is so that she can obtain their social security payments. She is far from

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