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The links and connections between 'Flight'-by Doris Lessing, 'Your Shoes'-by Michele Roberts, 'Chemistry'-by Graham Swift, 'Superman and Paula Browns new snowsuit'-by Sylvia Plath, and 'growing up'-by Joyce Carey.

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Kimberley Jayne Fletcher 07/04/2005 year 10 The links and connections between 'Flight'-by Doris Lessing, 'Your Shoes'-by Michele Roberts, 'Chemistry'-by Graham Swift, 'Superman and Paula Browns new snowsuit'-by Sylvia Plath, and 'growing up'-by Joyce Carey. The main theme in all the pieces of prose is 'family'. In 'Flight' the granddad and granddaughter growing up and having to let go because the granddaughter is getting married, and it's hard for family to let people you love go. In 'Your Shoes' the mum is upset about her child running away and is telling the audience/reader how she is feeling and how certain she will come back because she hasn't got her new shoes she bought her. In 'Chemistry' the relationships betweens the granddad, mum, son and new boyfriend and how their lives change when their close family die. ...read more.

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The boy in 'Chemistry' feels betrayed by his whole family but his granddad the most because he has just committed suicide to get away from his daughter who has changed because of her new boyfriend and the boy think that his granddad is the only one who understands him and now that he's gone he has no one like his granddad. The girl in 'Flight' is feeling betrayed by her granddad because she knows how much he loves his birds and he also loved her as much as his birds. So when he let go of his birds it was symbolical of him letting go of her, so she can have freedom in her life and not have him interfering in her life. ...read more.

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In 'Superman and Paula Browns new snowsuit' the writer doesn't tell us if the child is a girl or boy, but the child feels betrayed by its family and friends because all of them don't believe he/she didn't push Paula Brown in the oil slick. 'Growing Up' the children feel betrayed by their father. In 'Growing Up' the two children are at the age where they change so much and the father is working hard all week, but when it comes to the weekend the father treats them how they used to be wanted to be treated. But over the week they have changed and the father has been too tied up with his work and not realised that they have changed. The children feel betrayed by him because he doesn't spend as much time as he did with them as he did before and more time at work. ...read more.

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