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How does James Watson use characters and their relationships to explore conflict and co-operation in Talking In Whispers?

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Karen Cowe 3H How does James Watson use characters and their relationships to explore conflict and co-operation in Talking In Whispers? Talking In Whispers by James Watson is a view of the Chilean revolution in the 1970's through the eyes of 16-year-old Andres Laretta. Andres' is having a hard time of it as his father, singer who is kidnapped by the secret police and most of his friends are also missing. Forced to run for his life, Andres comes upon twins, Isa and Beto with whom he becomes very good friends. Together, the trio set out to find Andres' father and try to get photos of an assassination published, as an attempt to bring to light the sorry state their country is in. The characters and relationships between them develop throughout the story, displaying many examples of conflict and co-operation. ...read more.

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This proves Isa and Beto to be true friends as they agree to help him, whatever he chooses to do. They keep their word and stick by him throughout the story in his search for his father. Together, they manage to publish Don Chailey's photos to expose the CNI as the bloody-handed killers they are. In their quest, Andres and the twins come across many people who are on their side. Don Chailey asks Andres to publish photos for him as he is caught by the CNI. Chailey risked his life to get these photos, showing his pure courage ...here also was terrible danger. The American photographer had himself been snapped by the officer commanding the troops. The photos could prove to be crucial for the result of Chile's future; Don Chailey's photographs proved to be more sensational in content.... ...read more.

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Save the Junta time and bullets - Shoot yourself! was written on the side of a wall in Santiago. Sadly, by the way some of the Chileans were treated, they probably would have preferred to die this way. Although the book itself is fictional, the events in the book were very much a reality. James Watson approaches the subjects cautiously and tastefully, while still exposing the brutal pain these people suffered. Human rights are still fought for in Bosnia, Indonesia and parts of China today and I know that this book has brought this to light for me, and others I am sure. He also showed the importance of friendships and relationships in the struggle for human rights as Andres depended on his to see him through. For in spite of you, tomorrow is another day... ...read more.

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