Destroying Avalon Essay
(1) The pseudonym ‘AFriend” is ironic because the person by this name is not a friend however a bully which is sending Avalon messages about what the other girls think of her at school.
(3) Being overwhelmed by the content of the email is quite normal for Avalon mainly because it was suggesting that she was not liked and that she was being bullied.
(5) Avalon’s parents have positive attitudes and strong values towards education as their both teachers.
(7) Mitch seem to be nice and friendly towards Avalon, as with Caleb who is the surfer laid back guy that treats Avalon in a friendly way.
(9) Avalon’s bag was sabotaged following the netball match as a practical joke and harassment for Avalon it was one of the starting things they have done.
Destroying Avalon (SHEET 3 ALL)
Marshall believes Avalon can pull through the bullying which he has faced, but believes he may not be able to take much bullying as he was being beaten up.
In the Chapter the ‘Liverpool kiss’ the gender stereotypes are challenged as Tamara knocks Brett’s lights out, it shows that she is a strong, brave person, not afraid of any strong guy.
Avalon told her parents everything as she had lost control over her emotions and let everything pour out, she thought that it would be the right time to tell them.
In chapter ‘the eye of destruction’, I believe Marshall is inside, huddled in his room afraid of the bullies returning, afraid to leave his room.
Marshal’s death is unexpected I was very confused. I thought no such thing would happen as he was very strong for Avalon.
The use of repetition brings a sad realization of how horrible this act was, it brings Avalon horror and impact on her emotions, as death is a strong word, we would all act strongly with emotion towards it.
Avalon blames herself as she believed the bullies only targeted Marshall as she ignored their attempts of her, thus finding a new prey.
We learn from Marshall’s mother, that Marshall was a up and going young kid when in primary, excited for High School and always seemed to be contented.
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Expresses his emotions and feelings
His dad leaves
About his feelings
He got embarrassed in front of the class.
Expresses his emotions
Getting bullied by Todd and his mates.
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About his feelings and emotions
He hates himself and wants to die.
Avalon had been guilty of judging Alice the whole time jumping to the conclusion that weather it was her or not, Avalon ended up feeling regretful later.
Character Alias (THEY ARE DEVELOPED THROUGH-OUT THE ENTRIES):
Alice – a mean, heartless, popular girl who cared for nothing and had no heart
Tamara – thinking she was a very odd and scary looking person ( unfriendly)
Marshal – Gay
Jeremy – a friendly easy-going guy
Avalon will move on positively from her torment proving Marshal’s prophecy correct, but she will never forget the friend she lost.
Alice turned the popular girls against her, this in turn turned most other people against her, and she did play a major role against Avalon but did not make up lies or rumors.
Dragon Girl did not want to lose Avalon as a friend as she had with Alice, she has always lost to the popular girls and thus she turned everyone against her so Avalon would stay in the group and not leave them.
It would have been easier to know that Alice was Dragon Girl as Avalon already disliked her, Dragon Girl would have just increased her anger and rage
I noticed Avalon was exposed to a wide range of emotions and situations, which differed to what she would’ve faced in the country, but I believe this was hard for her at first but she soon adapted and her personality and mental strength increase dramatically. She proved to be a very strong and caring person then many believe she could ever be.