Free Essays on Whale Rider

  1. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider is a 2002 drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name. A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to full fill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. The film whale rider follows the story of a young girl Paikea;...

  2. Gender Androgyny in "The Whale Rider"

    embodies Woolf’s theory that “there [could be] two sexes in the mind corresponding to the two sexes in the body”(Woolf 37). Throughout out the movie Whale Rider, the androgynous mind is also illustrated through the character of Pai. Woolf states “it is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple; one must...

  3. Whale Rider

    Reading Log Entry – English: 1.10A 11ENG - Visual text Assessment “Whale Rider” Directed by: Niki Caro The film “Whale Rider” Directed by Niki Caro is a film about the Whangara people in the east coast of New Zealand who date theier tribe back to one ancestor Paikea. The tradition of the head...

  4. Analysis of the Whale Rider

    THE WHALE RIDER The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai")[In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi], a 12-year-old girl who is the only living child in the line of the tribe's chiefly succession following the death of her twin brother and mother when she was born. By...

  5. Niki Caro's Whale Rider - An analysis in relation to journeys

    barriers, as well as cultural and social obstacles, rather than just a physical trek. The novel Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe and the film Whale Rider (2002) by Niki Caro both address the overcoming of emotional boundaries, while following the progress of the main characters. Issues such as cultural...

  6. Anthropology Paper

    years. At le Native Land Acts of 1862  New Zealand Settlement Act  Native Land Act of 1865 Native Land Court Pai mariri Te Kooti  Ringatu   Whale Rider Film Pai (Paikea)…                       Porourangi Koro (Nanny) Flowers Rawiri                Hemi Important Concepts Fagan Ch 15, 16, 17 ...

  7. Whaling 4

    Aboriginal communities in Australia having hunted whales. Early whaling was carried out using harpoons from small boats. Once caught the whales were towed behind the boats back to whaling stations on shore. Whale by-products were used for a number of things: whale blubber was melted down to be used as oil for...

  8. The Legal and Ethical Environment for Multinational Corporations

    public goods as highways, bridges, ports, air traffic controls, weather information, parks, education, and defense. The problem here is the classic “free rider”: if my company shirks taxes and lets others pay, my shareholders are better off. But wherever such strategic non-participation becomes widespread,...

  9. rock

    themselves black whale attack, eventually lost her live. Her colleagues several also exit the movie, they talk about the trainer, talking about her and the whale called tilikum. Then, they found that they work with this fish so long, even that they do not really understand the black whale as they think...

  10. Teenage Binge Drinking

    the consumer’s life at risk. It is unhealthy, and is damaging to one’s life and wellbeing. It is estimated that one out of four teenage drivers or riders killed or injured in road accidents were over the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration. If we don’t act now, these statistics are going to increase...

  11. alfmayor

    hunted whales. This practice remains culturally significant for many small communities around the world who hunt a few whales each year using traditional methods. In contrast, for other people, whaling has become a high-tech industry using sophisticated equipment to hunt and kill thousands of whales each...

  12. Mody Dick - the Blanket

    insufficient. Ishmael starts off the chapter by talking about the whales skin. He questions “what and where is the skin of the whale?”(p.276) One would undoubtedly think the skin of the whale is visible to everyone and is the blubber of the whale, but Ishmael doesn’t think this to be true. The blubber “ranges...

  13. Freedom Riders - Paper

    The Freedom Riders The Freedom Riders rode on buses to protest against racism and slavery because they thought that slavery was inhumane, uncivilized, and just plain wrong. Freedom Riders were American civil-rights demonstrators who engaged (1961) in nonviolent protests against segregation...

  14. Rough Riders

    offered one of three volunteer regiments. The president had a regiment that was called, “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” and was the only regiment to actually see any action during the war. The rough riders were made up of about a total of one thousand men that were consisting of all different types of Americans...

  15. A film can be entertaining and deal with serious issues at the same time. How is this revealed in the film 'Whale Rider' directed by Niki Caro?

    Ihimaera, Whale Rider is an uplifting and entertaining film that tells the story of a small Maori tribe, living on the east coast of New Zealand in Whangara, who appear to have lost all sense of faith and interest in the traditions and beliefs of their culture. The Whangara legend of the 'whale rider' dates...

  16. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider The “Whale Rider”, filmed in New Zealand and directed by Niki Caro, is a film based on the novel of the same name, by Witi Ihimaera. Many of the extras in the film were actual residents of the town Whangara. The film is about a girl, Paikea Apirana, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes in her...

  17. Interplay

    with their conflicts more openly, assertively, and productively. Whale Rider Year: 2002 Director: Niki Caro Rating: PG-13 Communication Concepts: Self-Concept Communication Climate (Disconfirmation) Assertiveness Whale Rider takes place in present day New Zealand, where a 12-year-old girl...

  18. Book Report Anna

    Book report I have read The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. It is a short little book with a green cover. On the cover it is a shape of a whale-tail with the ocean in the background. Themes of the book is unrequited love, equality and culture of the Maoris. The Whale Rider is on my personally list of ”Do...

  19. Whale Rider Peter Skrzynecki Essay

    Skrzynecki, belonging is thoroughly explored, and is both resisted and embraced, not simply one or the other. This is also evident throughout the movie Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro. The authors express this notion of belonging through a variety of themes including culture, family and schooling. These themes...

  20. One of the Largest Animals to Exist on Earth, the Blue Whales

    Blue Whales The blue whale is one of the largest animals to exist on earth, they are too heavy to live on earth due to their own weight. They can range from 110 ft. and up to 190 – 200 tons, but average is smaller according to previous records. The blue whale is the size of 2 humpback whales put together...

  21. whale rider

    was rescued by a whale, after his canoe was lost in the sea. He rode the whale and founded the Maori people, and from that day the tradition exists: an eldest son is the Chief of the tribe and the leader. Once deep within the ocean, a herd of whales was responding, and when the whales began stranding...

  22. Orca Whales

    Orca Whales The Orca whales, also known as “killer whales” or “sea monster” the scientific name is Orcinus orca, which means “from hell“. The orcas are found all over the globe in all cold and warm regions. Orcas are one of the top predators in the ocean. They are top predators because they...

  23. Alex Rider Book Summary

    Alex Rider: Point Blank Reading Logs. 1. Point Blank 2. Anthony Horowitz 3. March 14, Pgs. 1-100, 60 minutes 4. Summary: The book starts out with Alex Rider, a 14 year old boy returning to school after three weeks of being “sick”. He was really sent on a mission as a spy by M16, the British Intelligence...

  24. Life and Love in Living

    Simmons Writing 1 Thursdays-6pm 30 April 2013 Life And Love In Living In the essay “Joyas Voladoras,” Brian Doyle starts to connect hummingbirds to whales and then to humans by first explaining the physicality of the hummingbird. He describes a hummingbird’s heartbeat, followed by a brief synopsis of...

  25. Belonging - Romulus My Father and Whale Rider

    shared at frogmore, no quarrel could estrange us”. The second text that I chose in relation to belonging is a movie directed by Nikki caro called whale rider. This movie follows the story of Paikia a young girl living in a small coastal community in New Zealand as she struggles to over come many obstacles...

  26. Film Essay

    The family film ‘Whale Rider’ is a film that deals with a number of issues from start to finish. Centered around 11-year-old Paikea Apirana and her small Maori village on the coast of New Zealand, the characters from this film face issues within their culture, which is troubled with the transition from...

  27. “Riders to the Sea” by John Millington Synge

    Riders to the Sea” by John Millington Synge When we produce something about the play, we must focus on specific words. This play is a tragedy; it reflects a tragic view of humanity. Men’s place in this universe is in nature which place a hostile role and which is the power of everyone. Nature...

  28. Cows and Whales

    Cows and Whales There are some things that happen both to cows and whales. One of which both cows and whales are eaten by people in some countries as edible meat. Although they are living in different places like ocean and land, they have their own separate lives. It seems that cows and...

  29. Assignment

    Whaling Whaling is the hunting of whales primarily for meat and oil. Its earliest forms date to at least 3000 BC.[1]Various coastal communities have long histories of subsistence whaling and harvesting beached whales. Industrial whaling emerged with organized fleets in the 17th century; competitive...

  30. Aristotle

    Phil 112 Grosse 5-12-08 Categories 1) Frank is a whale. Whale would be a predicate of Frank the subject. For though Frank belongs to the class of whale, Frank is not whale itself. 2) The differences between primary and secondary substance is that primary substance is that which does not in...

  31. Easy Rider non-studio elements

    Easy Rider seems to start out just like any Hollywood movie. An establishing shot of a Mexican ranch house, and sequential shots of the area and the people there. Wyatt and Billy snort cocaine with the head honcho of the ranch. Then they bought a substantial amount of cocaine and headed out to flip...

  32. Raisin in the Sun

    big, like Beneatha Younger. No matter the race, color or creed, the women now are unified and unstoppable. WORKS CITED Ihimaera, Witi. The Whale Rider. New Zealand: Reed Publishing, 2003 ....

  33. Whale rider

    Whale Rider is a drama film directed by Niki Caro which was released in 2002. It tells the story of a young Maori girl, called ‘Paikea’ after her ancestor, who was a great leader to his people and the original ‘whale rider’. The opening scene where Koro’s inability to accept Pai as a true leader is first...

  34. Moby Dick Report

    this whale, is the only thing that will have meaning in his life. However, to the rest of the crew Moby Dick is just a whale who provides them blubber and profound whale oil. Ahab only believes in the whale itself and the rest of the crew as different ideas of the whale. Meaning that the whale is not...

  35. Understanding Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider

    Paikea took this as an omen and tried to prepare herself to become leader, even though her grandfather opposed. However something that sets the Whale Rider plot apart from Bend It Like Beckham was the heavy focus on the Maori culture. The Maori culture has a heavy influence in this story which also leads...

  36. Greenland

    mountainous regions of central North America. Among the many different types of whale in the waters of Greenland are the fin whales, blue whales, humpbacks, narwhal, white whales, lesser rorquals, sperm whales and pilot whales. On a whale watching trip, it isn't unusual to see two different species, and meeting...

  37. Whale Rider

    A lot has been written about the strong family message in Whale Rider, and there is no mistaking that this story of intergenerational love and conflict is, on the surface, about the mending of a broken family, but there is another aspect that hasn't been written about—or at least only touched on—and...

  38. Paper

    model left in their kingdom. She knowingly put her life in danger for what she believed in. You can find these same traits and ideas in the movie Whale Rider directed by Niki Caro. Pai, the main character, is a young woman who is also living in a world of men who do not like change in their society. She...

  39. "The Whale Rider"

    This statement kept me from seeing Whale Rider when it first came to theaters. She claimed to have fallen asleep in the middle of the show. Her simplified syntagma, "...it's about a girl who rides a whale...", didn't spark my interest. I had never heard of Whale Rider. I had not seen any previews. So...

  40. Whale Rider Film Review

    Whale Rider (2002) A Film Review by Joaquin Valle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Zealand (2002) Release Date 09/09/03 (Toronto Film Festival) Running Time: 101 minutes MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Brief language...

  41. History - World War 2

    wrote it all by typing. i'm really bad at typing named Paikea. The myth of Paikea consists of his amazing rescue by a whale after his canoe was lost at sea. He rode the whale all the way to the safety of the shore, and founded the Maori people. From that day, An eldest son was always chosen to be...

  42. Oceans and Atmosphere

    depth is immense, reaching 5,850 pounds per square inch. In spite of the pressure, a surprisingly large number of creatures can be found here. Sperm whales can dive down to this level in search of food. Most of the animals that live at these depths are black or red in color due to the lack of light ...

  43. Should Whaling Be Banned

    be banned? The International Whaling Commision issued a moratorium on whaling in 1982. Since then most countries have not purposefully killed any whales. However, some countries were never in agreement with this ban in the first place and the International Whaling Commision is now on the brink of changing...

  44. The Whale Rider

    The Whale Rider I really liked the movie, The Whale Rider. I had never seen it before this class. The beginning of the movie was really sad when the mom is giving birth and the baby and the mom die. My first thought of the grandpa was that he was a total jerk, but I understand in that culture that...

  45. Dressage: a Classier Type of Sport

    not everyone is capable of throwing a spiral halfway across a football field. The same goes for the English-style horseback riding dressage where the rider commands the horse to perform complex maneuvers flawlessly and with an effortless appearance. Dressage is a sport because it is an activity that involves...

  46. Student

    “The whale rider” Abstract “Whale Rider” is a drama film of the 2002, based on the novel of Witi Ihimaera, and directed by Niki Caro. The world première was on September 2002, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film gained much respect from critics, it went on in film festivals such as...

  47. Whale Rider

    of love, rejection and triumph as a young girl fights to fulfil her destiny” How does Niki Caro use film techniques to explore Pai’s fight? Whale Rider is a 2002 film in which Pai, a young girl living in coastal New Zealand fights against her patriarchal community in order to fulfil her destiny of...

  48. Whale Rider

    accept it, you should be brave enough to face all the problems. Fate WITI Ihimaera novel "Whale Rider is a very important topic. Kahu's destiny is to become the first female chief of the Maori, the next Whale Rider. However, this fate is very difficult Kahu done alone. Firstly, Kahu get direct help to...

  49. Whaling

    Whaling Whaling is the hunting of whales and it is one of the big issues in the world. Japan is one of the pro-whaling countries and a majority of the Western countries are objecting to Japan. However, this essay would like to insist that whaling is a part of the Japanese rural traditional culture...

  50. Easy Rider

    English 1A Response Paper #4 28 September 2013 “We Blew It” In the movie “Easy Rider” Wyatt and Billy smuggles drugs for easy money and hides it away in the gas tank of Wyatt’s patriotic dressed bike. The two bikers hit the road on a...

  51. An Analysis of Witi Ihimaera's Whale Rider

    Witi Ihimaera's novel "Whale Rider" we follow Rawiri as he goes through his life watching the growth, incidents and magic of his niece Kahu. Kahu is destined to be the next chief of the Maori in Whangara, New Zealand, a tribe that has descended from the legendary "whale rider." However, Kahu is, as Nanny...

  52. Essay

    .Jessica Marsh A5 12/4/13 Persuasive Essay There are many pros and cons of Marine Mannals being held in captivity. Dolphins and whales are held in captivity all around the world. Although this may seem like a bad thing, there are some good aspects of it. For example, we've now discovered ego location...

  53. Whaling

    Whales are marine creatures that we do not see everyday. They are big yet beautiful. But what if the mammals that we do not see everyday won’t be seen anymore? Do we like to have extinction on the species that most people love? “We are the stewards of God’s creation.” We all know that. That is why...

  54. Whale Rider

    analysis The Whale Rider Together with Yavaraj Athur Raghuvir I watched the movie called The Whale Rider which deals with the issue of cultural restrains both as an individual and as a society. The story takes place in New Zealand where the Maori people of a small village claim descent from the Whale Rider...

  55. Nothing

    hafhoaishfaifjlaksjfklafjaierm ijeqp jhqpirhq iqkajafæ jhafjkak Lava Tour D02 Lava Tour Viking Tour Express Horses and Gullfoss - Geysir Horses and Whales Horses and Blue Lagoon Viking Tour Nature and Vikings Riding and Biking Midnight Sun Riding Northern Lights Riding ...

  56. Tour de france

    The Tour attracts riders and teams from all over the world. The course changes every year, but it has always finished in Paris. The number of teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders in each. The team numbers help each other and they are followed by manager and mechanics in cars during...

  57. Maui Report

    also deep sea diving and whale tours. The deep sea diving while expensive can be a great and beautiful experience being able to see most of the sea life close up in a very safe environment. Then the winter whale watching can be if lucky it can be a great time although the whales don’t very much show their...

  58. The Freedom Riders

    AAAA XXXX Ms. VVVV English BBB Period N 18 March 2013 Freedom Riders Backlash The Freedom Riders strive through a journey of hardships to have their point accepted by others, which was bus desegregation. Through the journey the Freedom Rides took some obstacles that affected them physically...

  59. Geography Affects Culture Dbq

    example a Makah whaler would use harpoons to catch whales. They use all parts of the whale and waste nothing. Their harpoons are even made out of animals. They are made of razor sharp shells, protruding bone spurs, sinew, and sealskin. They also use whale for lamp oil, food and clothing. They used the...

  60. Whale Rider 3

    In the story of whale rider it is essential that Koro and the town accept Paikea as the true leader. The strings of the ancient ancestors have been ripped apart and only Paikea can weave them back together. Will Koro and the people approve of Paikea or will all the traditions of the Maori people be forgotten...