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. 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...

  4. Antigone vs. Pai

    from the play Antigone by Sophocles and the film Whale Rider by Niki Caro. In both the film and the play, a woman of royal decent is going against a leader for what she feels is right. Although Antigone dies in the end of Antigone, Pai from Whale Rider convinces the leader and lives a happy life. Pai...

  5. God, Women, Antigone, and Pai

    separates those two types of people. Same actions could mean many different things like good or even bad actions. Nicki Caro directed the film Whale Rider. The Whale Rider is a movie about a child who experiences rough childhood and the lose of her brother. She grows up with her grandpa’s hate to her, but she...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. essay

    “Do you have any idea what will happen if you walk into the dance with me” alienation pg 148 Whale rider 1. The movie I have chosen for movie related text is The Whale Rider it was created 4 July 2003 it was directed by Niki Caro. 2. Piakea the main character in the movie believe...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. “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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. resume

    The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weigh about 36,000 kg (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. Whale Rider

    The film Whale Rider I about a young girl named Paikea. When Paikea was born, she had a twin brother, but unfortunately her brother died along with her mother. Whale Rider was filmed in Whangara in New Zealand. The film does not only show us one girl’s experience of growing up, but also tells us about...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 ....

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. The Whale Rider Essay

    The Whale Rider Describe at least ONE effective technique used in the written text(s). Explain how this technique helped you to understand an important message. NOTE: Techniques could include vocabulary, style, imagery, symbolism, structure, or narrative point-of-view. In the novel “The Whale Rider” there...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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...

  36. 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. ...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. 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,...

  43. 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...

  44. rainbows end

    our relationships.’ Good relations enrich our lives enabling us to feel a sense of belonging. The play Rainbows end by Jane harrison, A film whale rider directed by Nikki Caro and the sorry speech by kevin Rudd all show a sense of belonging through relationships. 'Rainbows End' a play written by...

  45. 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...

  46. 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...

  47. 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...

  48. Whale Rider

    Writing Response: Whaler Rider (2002) In the film Whale Rider (2002) Nikki Carro takes us on a journey of a twelve-year-old Maori girl, Paikaea Apirana, (Pai), and her attempt to fulfill her brothers destiny. Her story begins chaotic, during Pai’s birth her twin brother and mother died, leaving...

  49. 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...

  50. 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...

  51. 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 ...

  52. 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 ...

  53. 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...

  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. 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...

  56. 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...

  57. Test

    What is the largest animal ever to live on Earth? Answer: blue whale According to a folklore, the "jackalope" is an antlered version of what animal? Answer: rabbit How many eyes does a giraffe have? Answer: two What animal represents the year 2000 on the Chinese Calendar? Answer: dragon ...

  58. 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...

  59. Whale Rider Chapter Questions

    The Whale Rider Chapter Questions Chapters 1-6  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? 2.  Chapter 2 gives us the point of view of the whales.  The bull whale remembers his...

  60. 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...