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The pieces of silver

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  • Submitted: 03/05/2008
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GCSE Miscellaneous

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The Pieces Of Silver- Karl Sealy

* Themes

* Class issues

* Difference In Culture

* Poverty

* Fear and respect

* Innocence

* Discrimination

* Consequences

* Education

* Ignorance

* Family issues

* Relationships between teachers and pupils

* Cultural Markers

* The title

* Karl Sealy's title can be viewed as both childish for the children's perspective yet mature from an adult's perspective.

* The childish view includes the notion of the Pieces of Silver being related to Pirates of the Caribbean or pieces of treasure.

* The adult view however includes the notion that the pieces of silver can be related to Judas who betrays Jesus in the bible for 30 pieces of silver. Karl Sealy sets up from the outset that money will be handed over as a betrayal.

* Both of these views together illustrate the concept that the story will contain a childish and mature perspective to life between the children and adults. Although the adult world seems like the most mature way of interpreting the title, Karl Sealy endeavours to increase the

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