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Two weeks with the Queen is a humorous novel written by Morris Gleitzman. Gleitzman positions the audience to view serious issues such as sibling rivalry, terminal illness and tolerance in a humorous way.

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Two Weeks with the Queen - Analytical Essay Two weeks with the Queen is a humorous novel written by Morris Gleitzman. Gleitzman positions the audience to view serious issues such as sibling rivalry, terminal illness and tolerance in a humorous way. The main character, Colin is sent to London when his younger brother becomes very sick. Colin finds himself facing all of the above issues but still finds his way through it. The first issue that Colin faces is sibling rivalry. This is first shown when Colin's brother Luke, gets what he wants for Christmas but Colin doesn't (pg 2-6). ...read more.

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Colin first faces terminal illness when Luke becomes very sick on Christmas day. He finds out later that it's cancer. Colin tries his best to find the best doctor in the world to help Luke (pg 34). He sends a letter to the Queen hoping for a response but this turns out unsuccessful (pg 60). Instead, he tries to break into Buckingham palace to talk to the Queen in person but he gets caught (pg 67-70). This is how Colin reacted to Luke's illness and shows his determination to save him. To tolerate, is to respect and put up with differences. ...read more.

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Colin wanted to prove that he didn't mind this. While Ted was unable to visit his partner, Griff, Colin went instead (pg 114). Colin then gave Ted a wheelchair so that he could go himself (pg 115) and finally, Colin invited Ted over for dinner (pg 126). From the evidence presented, it is clear that Morris Gleitzman has done an excellent job of talking about issues such as sibling rivalry, terminal illness and tolerance in a humorous way. It is a great way to get kids thinking about what is right and wrong. Gleitzman, M. 1989. Two Weeks With The Queen. Blackie and Son Ltd. Great Britain. ...read more.

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