Destroying Avalon

Destroying Avalon

Discuss how the characters or setting in the text you have studied are constructed to reveal ideas or issues.

English Year 10
Courtney Horsham
Mr Gillett
Monday 12th June 2017

The novel Destroying Avalon by Kate McCaffrey follows, Avalon, a girl from the country town of Grace point who moves to a big city and attends a big school full of new people, at her new school she becomes the centre in a web of online bullying. During her struggles, she befriends Marshall who supports her in her time of need and always seems upbeat even when he is the target of the bullying. This book is written in third person and focuses on young adults who may struggle with the same ...

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the base of the story, cyber bullying, the most prominent theme is demonstrated through the protagonist, Avalon a kind hearted, modest and friendly fourteen-year-old, whose main desire is to fit in and be liked, because of this she drops her learning standards and isn't her normal smart self. Avalon is cyber bullied and as a physical response from the stress and anxiety begins biting the skin around her nails. Through the technique of descriptive language McCaffrey can show the physical response Avalon has from the bullying. she becomes so scared from the torment she receives from the `bitches' she purposely misses the bus to avoid them. "The next bus wasn't for another twenty minutes, but I didn't care. Anything was better than being on that bus with them... I was biting the skin around my nails." (pg86) Biting her nails was a response to deal with the harassment and cyber bullying. As Avalon's bullies back off and leave her alone she stops chewing at her nails and becomes a ...

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has shown how important a friend can be in helping them through the problem. Through the technique of slang, it is clearly depicted that Marshall is a good friend who is concerned for Avalon and is worried for her safety. After Marshall has died Avalon is given his diary to read and comes upon an entry about her "It's stopped against Avalon. Thank God. She's so much happier. I can't tell her its back on me... Concerned for my safety is posting shit about me on teen G spot. Same old crap about being a queer. Why don't they get a life? I don't want Avalon to know. She'll think it's her fault and it's not." (pg223) By using the term `queer' which translates to homosexual, amid talking ...

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