Analysis of self exploration in Bernice Friesen’s Brother Dear. This story focuses on the lives of Sharlene and Greg, a sister and brother who both share similar. Brian Van-Huynh “Brother Dear” by Bernice Friesen In the short story Brother Dear, Bernice Friesen introduces the antagonistic relationship a parent and child . The character that I have chosen to reflect on identity with from the short story, ” Brother Dear” is Greg. Greg’s current situation is different in his.

Author: Voktilar Goltikus
Country: Eritrea
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 2 March 2014
Pages: 15
PDF File Size: 13.25 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.24 Mb
ISBN: 590-1-81404-465-9
Downloads: 9890
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dira

Sharlene, who is in firesen 11, parallels the conflict between the ideals of success based on her brother and father. Lastly, Frieson proves it can be difficult for parents to allow their children to follow their own dreams, risking the relationship between parent and child. The choices you make all ways have consequences like maybe going to college for a major its a big choice to make because their will be consequences. Nevertheless, Greg believes that he is old enough to make his own decisions and benefit from them.

Please answer the following three questions as they pertain to the short story, “Brother Dear” by Bernice Friesen.

What the family does not notice is that Greg does not want to walk a narrow road, but to be free and do what he is passionate for. It could change their life positively or negitively. Most charactors will take someones side, and that is enough to change someones point of view, and give them options on who to vrother is right in the story.

Towards the end, Greg asks a simple question before he leaves: When brought up by his Father, Greg mentions that he no longer eats meat because he’s a vegetarian. Friesen creates Greg’s identity through the things he is passionate betnice, and portrayed through his actions and words.


By skipping his exam, you can tell frkesen Greg is really committed to these passions of his, they’re not just a hobby, but they are so significant in his life that Greg really feels he needs to stand up for what he believes in.

Don’t start a lot of paragraphs with the same word, like you did in the first three. Greg’s decision’s shwo that he is a independent person, who wishes to do what he wants to do in the future rather then do what his father wishes him to dewr. Posted by jenessa at 6: In addition to what creates a sense of individuality seen in Greg is the conversation at the dinner table.

In addition, the author suggests that success can come in various forms, but each form is unique to each person. Because of his decision of not being able friseen make it, it caused his dad to become really mad at him. When you first just hear a charactors name, you have no idea how they act or who there personality is, friewen as soon as they start acting there own actions, you know a little more about who they are.

People have diffrent opinions about what is happening in diffrent parts of the story. This person will not even be able to explore the world. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. From the way that Sharlene recaps the conversation, it gives you and idea that Greg didn’t really care about these things before, but in which now, he has a strong passion for. This story takes place friwsen Greg comes home from university, where his Dad had paid for his brrother, and had planned for Greg to study law.


Brother Dear by Bernice Friesen by Jovina Juana on Prezi

It can reveal their personality in a way that shows if they are outgoing or shy. This kind of concerns his family, but also his whole personality had changed as a whole.

Reply Your comment will be posted after it is approved. How Greg’s identity connects to myself is in the sense that he is willing brotheer follow his the things he is passionate about.

In addition to borther conversation deaf his family mentioned earlier, another that creates a sense of who he is and what he cares about is the conversation at the dinner table. He lets his family know he did not go to exams because he skipped it to go to a protest in Edmonton. Like for sharlen she could get a job and do what she wants instead of what her dad wants.

Greg also tells his family of how he isn’t going back to school, and that he’s going to spend his summer planting trees.

Brother Dear

Sharlen wants to travel but her dad wants her to go to collage. Greg is the same in that he has a passion for the environment, and certain rights, and these are things that he is willing to take action for, just as I am willing to as well.

The choices you make will be with you forever from making a good decision to a bad one and yb all comes down to anger making you do things you dont really want to do.