How Is The Theme "Good Vs Evil" Explored By Isobelle Carmody In The Book "The Gathering"?

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The book "The Gathering" by Isobelle Carmody explored the theme of "Good VS Evil" in such an intricate manner that every aspect of the text, the characters, themes and her own message portrayal, all become involved. This means that the reader can understand the plot of the book, and will be able to clearly read the message being revealed by the three main aspects of it. Other minor things, such as the title of the book itself, contribute to the feelings of the reader, all of which are designed by Carmody to make the book exactly what it is. By using the characters to develop the readers understanding of "Good VS Evil", the themes to allow the reader to grasp the message being sent by Carmody ...view middle of the document...

They, being Nissa, Indian, Nathanial, Danny and Seth, all relate to the "Good" side of the story, and the true meaning of being "Good" is developed in a very intriguing way by Carmody. The use of making these main characters "Good" rather than "Evil" creates a connection between the reader and the text. When this connection is made, through a series of hardships and moments which make the reader realize just what role they are playing in the plot, the reader then begins to feel the same things as are being described by Carmody, the emotions, the desire for everything to turn for the better.The "Evil" side of the book "The Gathering" is also shone through the characters, particularly those fighting against what the reader and the Chain desire. While there is "Evil" present in a physical way through characters like Mr. Karle and Buddha, "Then the Kraken stepped forward and slapped her across the face. A trickle of dark blood ran from the corner of her mouth…" , "The match landed on his tail and flames swept forward up over him." , there is still an ever strong emotional, physiological evil. For example, when the final fight between "Good" and "Evil" was set up at the abattoir, Mr. Karle uses his advantage of knowing each of the members of the Chain's mental weakness. By picking at their weaknesses, the reader feels the sympathy and sorrow felt amongst the characters. "(Nissa) No one could ever love such a creature except out of pity" , "(Indian) you would recognize the signs of concussive brain damage." , "… (Nathanial) her only begotten son is going the way of the father. So terribly sad. So ironic." , "(Danny) I think you truly must have damaged your brain in that field. The dogs must have bitten into it" . This makes the reader fully understand how the "Good VS Evil" is present within the text, as they are fully taken in to the emotions of their own understanding as to what is being done by the Evil.The themes in the book "The Gathering", namely love, friendship, suspense, and believability, allow the reader to grasp the concept of "Good VS Evil". The theme of love is explored and expressed through the characters of Nathanial and Nissa. Nathanial, throughout the text, has started to develop a fond affection toward Nissa. Although Nathanial initially regarded her as "…a girl up the far side with odd spiky red hair sticking up in all directions." ,as the story progressed, the Chain was re-created, and issue arose which (to lay to rest) depended on the support and encouragement of one another, Nathanial fell more and more in love with Nissa. This ploy by Isobelle Carmody is an attempt to create a relationship between both them as a couple, and the reader with them as a couple. The reader then feels more for the success of the side in which this couple is committed to....

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