Armin Greder's The Island

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Armin Greder’s The Island is an illustrated short story in which a man arrives on an island by raft. The man is greeted by the inhabitants of the island but is immediately outcast from the group. The story deals with the issue of immigration, much like Skrzynecki does in his poetry. Like Skrzynecki’s poetry the persona lacks a sense of belonging. The Island uses both visual and literary technique to develop the themes in a disturbing, yet compelling short story. The Island is a metaphorical account on the way in which prejudice and fear are used to defy acceptance of others in order to ‘protect’ themselves. The man who arrives is alienated in accordance with this. The pictures demonstrate the differences in the two cultures’ homogeneity; the
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