:in generals die in bed, the solders have to close their eyes and minds to reality to avoid conflict that can occur within the ranks. to avoid fighting amongst themselves, the men tell stories of their home life to remind them of where they are from and to step away from the reality or war.
:closing our eyes and minds to reality doesn't always avoid conflict an example of this is, in look both was Meryl uses her imagination (cartoons) to escape reality to film a a world where she know a the out comes which is always is death, but this also causes her internal conflict between herself and death.
Dear VCE 'Encountering Conflict' students,
This is a space for you to practise different forms of writing and responding to set prompts. When you write a piece you will need to indicate whether you are using The Secret River or The Rugmaker to inform your writing. You also need to provide a mini statement of explanation that outlines form, audience, purpose and context.
You will also be expected to read each others' work and use the comments feature and DIIGO (a web tool useful for conferencing) to provide feedback to each other. When conferencing you can comment about what is working well in the piece, areas for improvement and how you can see the prompt and nominated text influencing the piece. Due to this you might need to edit a post you have submitted so label each edit as post 1, post 2, etc.