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The Divine Wind describes an Australia that is tarnished by racism, hatred and distrust, and yet the novel ends on an optimistic note.
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The Divine Wind describes an Australia that is tarnished by racism, hatred and distrust, and yet the novel ends on an optimistic note. Do you agree? The novel is set during a World War. The tension and separation of races during a war seemed evident in Australia. As a multicultural country including Japanese and Aborigine population, conflicting attitudes towards these races had to be imminent. I entirely agree with the above statement due to the unequal treatment of the aborigines, tension between the Japanese population and characters such as Hart showing lack of trust over his lover Mitsy With a...
aspect of distrust is from the white community concerning over aborigines of Broome "Your Abo is unreliable... He"ll collaborate. He"ll guide the Japs?óÔé¼?ª." Since whites know that they are separate and unpleasant to other races, they fear the aborigines will help the Japanese in their desire to takeover Broome.

Although the novel ends on an optimistic note, the future for Broome doesn't seem promising. With racial tension and war momentarily easing, it is foreseeable in the future to begin once more. The condition of Australia at that time took Alice's life and disadvantaged all races by preventing social harmony.

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