"Change isn't always easy." Discuss the impact of Change in the texts you have studied.

Essay by desi3Junior High, 9th gradeB, October 2007

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The impact of change in the film “Billy Elliot” directed by Steven Daldry, the novel “Saving Francesca” by Melina Marchetta and the poem “Out, out” by Robert Frost, presents us with the view that “Change isn’t always easy”. We learn that it is by overcoming the adversity that change brings to us that we develop in character. In the case of the poem, we learn that the impact of change can be immense and sometimes we cannot do anything about it. In the film Billy Elliot, Billy has to handle the impact of his mother’s death, his father and brother’s strike due to Thatcherism, and a the rejection of his newfound interest in Ballet. Billy develops through handling the adversity that change has brought about. In Saving Francesca, Francesca suffers from the hardship of a new school, which is dominated by males, the need to make new friends because her old ones have gone to a different school and worst of all the loss of support from her mother to depression.

Francesca discovers her own powerful identity through the powerful impact of change. In the poem “Out, out” Robert Frost shows us, the immensity of the impact that change can have and how quickly and suddenly it can occur. Together these texts teach us about the size of the impact that change can have how change can force us to mature and how quickly change can occur.

The impact of the change in “Out, out” by Robert Frost is immense and sudden and we learn that sometimes you cannot do anything about it. Frost used allusion to name the poem after the famous soliloquy of MacBeth where he compares life to a candle and says “Out out brief candle” which symbolises the boy’s life...