Jess & Sheona Description of the text There was an unhappy tribe who lived on an island Urchin was a boy who was different to everyone else. He had a connection with the and and the sea. The creature brought happiness to the sad island. The boy had an instant connection with the creature. Eventually the tribe grew attached to the creature and decided to capture it and preserve their happiness. However the boy didn’t participate in doing so. Urchin and the creature escaped the island and lives happily together. Main idea of the text Abuse of power within the tribe to try and keep the creature and controlled where it stayed. They were trying to force happiness. Courage came from the boy; Urchin, who brought happiness to the creature and for himself. Escaping the creature from the island and sailing away. How is this idea presented? Techniques Alliteration “we must capture the creature and keep it forever”- their abuse of power Simile “he knew that the life of the creature was trickling away like sand through his fingers.”- courage Visually The page is black and white, loss of colour, Urchin is visually seen bigger in size, compared to the tribe. Urchin rebels against the tribe, to do what’s right for the creature. Contrast in colours, the tribe is black and white, the creature is colourful and vibrant. Connection to Shoe-horn Sonata In comparison to the Shoehorn Sonata, happiness is brought to Bridie and Sheila through music and the caramel Similar to The Island, which was the creature. Abuse of power= how the Japs abused their power onto the women and how the tribe abuse their power to capture and control the creature. Act 1, Scene 4 ‘on the soundtrack we can still hear Lipstick Larry beating Bridie.’ Shoehorn- the needle in Lipstick Larry’s pants. To an extent this brought Bridie and Sheila happiness.