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Compare the ways the poet reveals feelings about a place in Nothing's Changed with the ways another poet reveals feelings about a place or places in one other poem. (Night of the Scorpion)

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Compare the ways the poet reveals feelings about a place in Nothing's Changed with the ways another poet reveals feelings about a place or places in one other poem. (Night of the Scorpion) In Nothing's Changed, Afrika reveals the Inequalities of Black and White people after the abolishing of the Apartheid. It is set in District Six in South Africa, during Nelson Mandela's Democracy. In Night of the Scorpion, Ezekiel portrays cultural behaviour of religion in a Hindu community in India. The Structure of Nothing's Changed is based upon the return of the poet to 'District Six'. The place is vital due there being cultural inequalities. An example of this would be the 'White's only Inn'. ...read more.

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They share strong similarity of which they both have a short stanza, Afrika uses this in the middle to represent an important quote "We know where we belong", singling this out puts more effect on the reader. Ezekiel uses a short stanza at the end also to single out an important quote, "Thank God the scorpion picked on me and spared my children", which is also used to have an increased effect on the reader, relieving the tension that was built up. The Language used by Afrika in 'Nothing's Changed' is Harsh and Bitter, this is done in order to represent the culture of District Six. Onomatopoeia is used representing the Harsh and Bitter Language. ...read more.

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Negative feelings are portrayed in 'Nothing's Changed' in the quote "inwards turning anger of my eyes". This expresses the pure hatred and cruel reality of District Six. In contrast, 'Night of the Scorpion' also expresses negative feelings such as when the boy experiences "giant scoprion shadows". This expresses the intensity the boy is feeling of the whole situation. In my opinion, i found that 'Nothing's Changed' reveals more feelings than 'Night of the Scorpion'. The quote "We know where belong" make me feels angry towards the fact that the Apartheid has been demolished, but such inequalities still remain, it's unfair. Therefore i feel more sorrow towards the culture in District six than the intensity of the reincarnation opposed in 'Night of the Scorpion'. ...read more.

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