Lockie Leonard – Legend

Lockie Leonard – Legend demonstrates how distinctive characters can resolve equivalent conflicts using distinct coping capabilities. The conflicts faced by the characters and their final resolutions market particular values, both from the character’s point of view, and the author’s. Lockie & Sarge are viewed as conscious characters and perceive the seriousness of the predicament in the novel. Foregrounding and privileging are utilized in Lockie Leonard – Legend in the instance of Nan & Pop, by positioning them as negative characters in the novel. In the opening paragraph, the common theme of the novel is set by introducing the author’s use of dolphins as a symbol of the importance of family. The shark might be regarded as an omen, a representation of Mrs Leonard’s sickness. All through the novel, the author creates the characters, in a way that promotes the values of loved ones and how they need to stick together to survive.

Lockie is the most important character, a kid who lives in a smaller coastal town and his mum has to go to hospital suffering from anxiety and Lockie has to take more than her household duties. He not only misses his mum, he’s confused, and feels guilt that possibly he and his family triggered her illness. On top of this he is overwhelmed by the job he has to take on – stepping in on the role of his mum. An instance of this caring nature is in the chapter, Lashings of Toast (pg 27), when he looks for some thing for dinner when his mum was acting unusually. This sets the tone for Lockie’s behavior and character throughout the novel. This shows the duty and maturity on Lockie’s element. As an alternative of carrying out his own issue, he prepares dinner for his brother and sister, and then organizes Phillip to clean up while Lockie puts Blob to bed. Lockie does this because he is concerned about how his mum is acting and he is trying to alleviate the circumstance.

As Mrs Leonard’s husband, Sarge has a somewhat comparable conflict to Lockie, although there is a tiny much more to it. Once more, his frustration is aroused from his wife’s admittance to hospital even so as an alternative of him just losing a mother, a carer and housewife, he’s lost his life partner, his wife. He has to juggle amongst keeping his job, seeking immediately after his young children and getting supportive for his sick wife. His optimistic nature derived from his humorous persona…

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