Fireshadow Analysis

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Fireshadow Chapter Two Essay Fireshadow is a love and war story written by Anthony Eaton which explores the life’s of two teenage boys showing us the similarity of people’s problems facing them through time and how people from other countries for example Germany are not so different to us . The story is set in the Marinup internment camp in Western Australia during late world war two. The second part of the story deals with Erich Pieters, the German 17 year old boy with blonde hair and a strong positive view towards Hitler. He has a great national pride inherited from his fathers work in the army but as the story progresses after important events and Alice challenging his views and values we find him having a philosophical transformation as…show more content…
He was brought up being told war stories of his father fighting for Germany and all the glory and honours surrounding it as he quotes in the story “My father is a patriot a true German”. His father was high up in the ranks of the army and we can suspect Erich aspired to rise to his position one day. I western culture we can find most people want a father figures respect and strive to make them proud more than any other family member which is why he did not listen to his sister’s pleas not to go to…show more content…
Erich first tries to suppress his feelings for Alice at first but then gives in and then has a part of him loving her for the rest of his life. Eaton uses flashback techniques to inform us on the difficulties of Erich’s time in war and gives a more real experience for the reader. The reader may question that Erich’s father was not a supporter of Hitler but one who loved his country and would do everything to help it, he was “A True
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