Monkey Beach Essay
In our entire life there are always people that have a big effect on our life. How they chose to person expression and their actions could affect someone’s life shock amount. In Eden Robinson’s novel “Monkey beach” she has characterization the main character Lisa Marie, and shows how certain people in her life, actions have affect on her life.
Monkey Beach written by Eden Robinson is a haunting coming of age story that portrays the effects those generations of Aboriginals within Canada. The effects were not only hurt on the people who had a bad destiny, but they were felt by the following generations as well.
In the book, Mick is Lisa’s uncle and her mother Gladys both has a great affect on her life with the actions what they have made, which affect her both have positive and negative one. The negative affect is come from her mother, and positive one is come from her brother Jimmy and Uncle Mick.
Jimmy is Lisa’s brother, he has quit the swimming because his shoulders is injured, and lost his chance to Olympics because of this thing is happened, he is very struggle with his life, same as his sister Lisa. Jimmy's disappearance prompted Lisa to think more about him than usual. She remembered their happy childhood, partly as a good memory, partly as a flashback to a particular scene or event.
Lisa says upon a “communicating with the dead” spell. She tries the spell and saw the little red head man; she then sees a vision of Jimmy. Because the red man comes when something bad will going to happen, Lisa acts as Jimmy’s guard then saved him from mumps. When Lisa and Jimmy are older. Jimmy no longer hanging around Lisa but he now tells his friends that Lisa is adopted. It let me know Jimmy and Lisa has a very stronger relationship, Jimmy rather sacrifices himself than his sister.
At the end of story, Lisa had a dream of Jimmy, when she wake up she feels unstable and nervous, she sees Jimmy and grabs both hold of him, but Jimmy pulls Lisa above the water. She watches as Jimmy slowly goes underwater.
Uncle Mick, he is Lisa’s uncle, Mick, killed in a fishing accident some ten years earlier Lisa has influenced by him. Mick supported Lisa’s ways and continued to influence her continuously entire the story. Lisa’s current family did not really obey the traditional ways of Natives. Mick l believes was the person who really developed Lisa’s character into such a strong human. Mick was a very strong person himself, as shown by his participation in the American Indian Movement.
Mick is encourages her to stand up for herself and what she believe in. Lisa refused to read out of a textbook in class because it told horrible lies about heritage. Mick went out and had the teacher’s note laminated and framed. (Page 187)In my opinion, Mick want to increase Lisa’s confident...