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PAPERBACK EDITION. SOME CREASES TO SPINE AND COVER DUE TO AGE

The Wedge-Tailed Eagle by Geoffrey Dutton we have the theme of respect, revenge, control, skill and remorse. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator it becomes clear to the reader from the beginning of the story that Dutton may be exploring the theme of respect. Both pilots when they are talking to the farmer scorn the farmer because he does not give eagles the credit or respect that they deserve. As pilots and flyers they know how majestic eagles are. They also know that they have the benefit of their biplanes to exact the farmer?s revenge on the eagle. However revenge is not something that the pilots are thinking of. Rather they are more concerned with the challenge that they will encounter. It is as though this is the driving factor for the pilots to carry out the farmer?s plan. If anything the pilots wish to challenge themselves against the eagle without necessarily thinking too much about at what cost (the eagle?s life). Which may leave some critics to suggest that the pilots are being egotistical when it comes to killing the eagle. They want to pit their skill against the majesty of the eagle.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle

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  • Geoffrey Dutton
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