Into the World
There are many consequences when moving into a new world. These consequences can be bad or good. Throughout the novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ by J.C. Burke, many consequences of moving into the world are explored, the positive and the negative. Another novel series which analyses this theme further is ‘Harry Potter’ by J.K. Rowling. Thought-out both we see many friendships made and broken, and how individuals grow when they are taken out of their comfort zone and into new experiences.ty
Moving into a new world can be done by choice or situations out of our control can force us. This is shown through the story which follows the lives of a family whose world is turned upside down when his brother is the one responsible for killing two people and leaving another in a wheelchair after a car crash. It closely follows Tom in reaction to this accident and his journey to overcome his past and learn to adapt. Tom an innocent victim tries to change his feelings of guilt and grief due to the recklessness of his brother Daniel. Their decision to move to another town suggests the impact that Daniel has caused to the town. The shame brought upon the family is made significant as to which a once small tight knit community has turned their backs upon the Brennans who was once held at high esteem. The move to Coghill implies a change in community dynamics through the use of colloquial language. ”Nobody’s thinking about other peoples business, they’re too busy thinking about their own”.
Being forced into a new world can create a dream like sense to the world, this unrealism can give the receiver a sense that it can be taken away. This is shown in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ in the constant warnings “you leave those brooms where they are or you’ll be out Hogwarts before you can say Quidditch.” And “Wood? Harry thought, bewildered; was Wood a cane she was going to use on him?” the rhetorical questions show how frightened his is that he only just...