• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The process of change is necessary for growth. I strongly agree with the statement and it is supported with the novel The Pearl written by John Steinbeck, and the prose Sky High by Hannah Roberts.

Extracts from this document...


English Speech - The process of change is necessary for growth (2:45 min-3:15 max) The process of change is necessary for growth as throughout the development something new will be learnt that will prepare us for the future; whether the change is for the better or worse it is something that everyone will go through. I strongly agree with the statement and it is supported with the novel 'The Pearl' written by John Steinbeck, and the prose 'Sky High' by Hannah Roberts. They both reflect the concept clearly and distinctly through interesting and explorative manners, engaging the reader with various techniques that allows them to adapt and compare their own experiences with the persona's journey of changing self. In the beginning of both texts, the main characters have tolerant attitudes and are both content with the current life styles that they live in. ...read more.


It also describes the persona's personality before she evolves into what is and older and more complicated version of herself. Throughout both texts, the personality and perspective of the main characters change due to specific reasons. In the novel, Kino's personality and perspective starts off content and kind-hearted. However, he then encounters a magnificent pearl which then changes his personality to a more greedy and sinister self. Juana, who is Kino's wife, also changes. At first, her character had a submissive attitude but throughout the story her character changes and has developed a sense of judgement. A technique used to show this is personification. This is evident throughout the story as Juana refers to the pearl as 'evil', 'a sin' that 'will destroy us all'. Conversely, the prose continues to describe the warm atmosphere that is present when the persona was young. ...read more.


Since she is now older, her personality and perspectives have changed. She now sees that washing line as 'aged-warped' and now has responsibilities. The sentence that tells us this is 'there are too many things tying me to the ground'. This indicates that in between the time that she was young and old alot has happened and have had a great impact on her life that has lead to what she is now. In conclusion, the process of change is necessary for growth as it will prepare us for what will come in the future. For example, for Kino, his personality has changed various times but in the end he is back where he has started off minus a few objects. . He has learnt through lost and hardship that he should be grateful for what he has for a living and should ask for nothing more. As for the persona in 'Sky High', she has now changed from young to old and has learnt that everything is still the same; it is just us that change. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate World Literature section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate World Literature essays

  1. In the novel A Separate Peace, the author, John Knowies, conveys through various characters ...

    remained in tact even as he struggled with being a cripple. When Gene first encountered Phineas after his leg was broken, Phineas was more concerned with how Gene was doing then he was about receiving sympathy and condolence. Throughout his conversation with Gene in the hospital, Phineas did not

  2. Toni Morrison's novel, "Sula", has been hailed by several critics as a remarkable expression ...

    Her name at birth was Chloe Anthony Wofford, and she was one of four children born to George and Ramah Wofford. Morrison's father came from Georgia. He left that state because of the racial evils he witnessed there. These atrocities were, to him, sufficient reason for hating all whites.

  1. For this task, my main objective was to look at the world through the ...

    'Oh, Holden, I can't believe it. I was hoping we could get together this summer, it's too bad. Well...I mean, do you think you would be able to go out?' 'No,' It kind of just pop out, 'well I need to go.'

  2. In both the stories Flight by Doris Lessing and Chemistry by Graham Swift, imagery ...

    This tells the reader that although the old man is walking away from his granddaughter, what he really wants is to be reassured that she loves him, which she could signify by calling him back or walking towards him herself.

  1. The writer of Unman, Wittering and Zigo, and Giles Cooper criticises the educational system ...

    The hierarchy of the school staff is: - i. The head has the highest rank and talks to people with lower statuses as children, even the other members of the staff. The head addresses people with lower statuses by their last name. An example of this is at the beginning of the story in scene 1 when the head

  2. Social Distinction in the novel Pygmalion

    but they are delighted by Doolittle's poetic use of the English language, by his use of rhetoric that could only be used by a Welshman, and by his ingenuity as he tries one method after another until he assumes a philosophical pose; in his resourceful rhetoric, he stoutly proclaims that too much charity has been directed at the "deserving poor."

  1. Pride and Prejudice is about love and nothing else! How far do you agree ...

    Over the course of the next chapters we see that Miss Bingley is always trying to start a conversation with Mr. Darcy by asking what he is doing or she is trying to get him to agree to a remark that she made.

  2. Narrative Devices: The Necessary Failures of King Saul in the Old Testament.

    This provides evidence that the lessons of the Saul arc were not only meant to be didactic, but also to be taken seriously in the impending texts. To start things off, Samuel is the last Judge of Israel. A Judge is a hybrid between a prophet and leader of the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work