Free Essays on Whale Rider

  1. 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...

  2. Whale Rider

    2012 Religion 100 Religious Themes Through The Whale Rider Within the movie Whale Rider, a mythic and sacred story is represented through a girl’s struggle in becoming a leader by breaking tradition. Within this contemporary-fairy tale, Whale Rider also entails a spiritual bond that the main character...

  3. "The Whale Rider" by Witi Ihimaera.

    The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera In the old days, the land and sea with its forests and animals felt a great emptiness, a yearning. They were waiting for the seeding, for the gifting, for the blessing to come. Suddenly, one day the first of the Ancients were coming in their canoes from their island...

  4. Dfafdas

    The Whale Rider Chapter 1-6 Questions and answers: 1. Chapter 1 begins in myth and myths explain what was once unexplainable to a people. What does the myth of the whale rider explain to the Maori people? | * how they were created * how the Maori people got there * people came to the island...

  5. 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...

  6. Characterization in the Whale Rider Novel

    of being a Maori. Ihimaera loved the culture of the Maori people. A lot of description on the sweep of the bay, the island that looks like a whale, the whales and their relation to the people whose legend are told, carvings, interior designs in the meeting house and food prove this. In !972, the then...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Whale Rider Easy Review

    Whale Rider Review Whale Rider is a movie based on the Maori people in New Zealand, where a girl by the name Paikea fails to meet the hopes and expectations of her grandfather by being born as a girl. The story unfolds in a small Maori village near the sea, where all are descendants of Paikea, the...

  10. Whale Rider: Inner Strength and Determination

    Whale Rider: Inner Strength and Determination The film Whale Rider opens with a man, Porourangi, standing next to his wife as she gives birth to twins. Unfortunately, the mother and the son do not survive leaving only the girl who is named Paikea. This greatly upsets Koro, Porourangi’s father. ...

  11. 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...

  12. Nothing

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  13. 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...

  14. uggy

    the film, “Whale Rider”. - identify a symbol - discuss what it represents (and prove it with examples) - consider what viewers can learn from this symbol The Whale Tooth I plan to describe the role of the symbol of the whale tooth in the movie the whale rider by Niki Caro. The whale tooth was seen...

  15. 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...

  16. Whale Rider

    Nicole Phung (861003576) Professor David Burrill MSC 20 11 March 2013 Whale Rider The 2002 movie Whale Rider tells a story of a young woman named Paikea growing up in patriarchal society known as the Maori tribe. Pai, short for Paikea, spends her life trying to get her grandfather to accept her...

  17. An essay on Moby Dick

    Teacher] [Date] Only Whales In Common There are many instances where peoples’ beliefs reflect upon their actions. If someone does not believe in love, they may never get married. If someone believes there is no God, they may never attend church. If someone believes whales are insignificant, they...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Whale Rider

    The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera Published May 2003 Kahu (Pai) is an eight year old Maori girl with a special gift. She can communicate with whales. She could be the leader her tribe needs, but her great-grandfather adheres strictly to Maori tradition which requires a male heir. He barely acknowledges...

  20. 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...

  21. Whale Rider Essay

    Whale Rider Essay “Pai must overcome resistance as she tries to assume her destiny as the leader of a tribe on the NZ coast.” Discuss. I agree that the story, ‘The Whale Rider’ by Witi Ihimaera is about how a little girl, Pai had to overcome obstacles in her attempt to fulfil her destiny as new...

  22. 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 ....

  23. "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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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;...

  26. 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...

  27. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Movies are a very integral part of our society and we consider them to be extremely important for our leisure needs. Movies do have a theme and a reason behind them and we often fail to understand them due to the complex nature of such events which are wound in the story line and elementary...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...