Sounds and Echoes

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Kro92813 wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 07:06
skindrukas wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 01:54
Kro92813 wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 01:23


As beautiful as that is, I don't think a 13 yr old would gather the message like us adults do. But it would be a good talking point for a parent to have with their kid if they read the book alongside each other
I think it still has the right affect... At least it did to me, when I was a kid. I might not have thought of the topic of discrimination when I was reading books with this message but all adds up eventually when you are in the situation later, where you need to choose. It's like a supermarket poster about a discount for whatever brand, which we see every day on our way to work. We might not think about it, we might not even notice the poster that much but our brain registers it and when we go shopping, we by the product of that brand instead of another.
So like subliminal messaging
I believe so. But that's my only argument :lol:
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. --- Matsuo Basho

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Kro92813 wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 01:21
skindrukas wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 00:27
Kro92813 wrote:
02 Sep 2019, 22:48
I dont think a lot of young adults will pick up on the "anti-racism" message, but adults definitly will.
I hope that message will just stay in their heads until they grow up and ready to use it =)
One would hope! And one would hope they could use it before they "grow up" as well
It seems like children just hearing a message like that, whether they recognize what it is or not, would be beneficial on the whole.

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Leah39 wrote:
01 Sep 2019, 08:02
I think it says a lot about society at large in how we view others. I loved how the author specifically addressed how "mongrels" are treated poorly and hunted down in Echoland, and that in Olàm Shonè they are referred to harmonies. I believe that our society still has a long way to go to view people as harmonies, even though interracial people are not generally referred to as abominations in most parts of the developed world any longer.
Yes, the societal similarities could be used as a measuring block to what we should aspire in terms of racial acceptance...when only harmonies exist, we would have grown into racial equality and society without discrimination.

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HRichards wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 10:53
Kro92813 wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 01:21
skindrukas wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 00:27


I hope that message will just stay in their heads until they grow up and ready to use it =)
One would hope! And one would hope they could use it before they "grow up" as well
It seems like children just hearing a message like that, whether they recognize what it is or not, would be beneficial on the whole.
Kind of goes hand in hand with the subliminal messaging aspect brought up above!

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Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 12:11
Leah39 wrote:
01 Sep 2019, 08:02
I think it says a lot about society at large in how we view others. I loved how the author specifically addressed how "mongrels" are treated poorly and hunted down in Echoland, and that in Olàm Shonè they are referred to harmonies. I believe that our society still has a long way to go to view people as harmonies, even though interracial people are not generally referred to as abominations in most parts of the developed world any longer.
Yes, the societal similarities could be used as a measuring block to what we should aspire in terms of racial acceptance...when only harmonies exist, we would have grown into racial equality and society without discrimination.
And that's why olam shone is such a sanctuary- because everyone there believes in equality. And I suppose if one doesn't they would just be exiled

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I agree. I liked how the author dealt with the issue of racism in a way that was not "in your face". I loved the concept of Echoes and Sounds. I didn't really think about this much while I was reading, but they are like their own race in a way.

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I believe that books for children and teenagers should definitely try to deliver the message of morals and co-existence with people who appear different from them. Especially if this is done in a way that is more hidden beneath fantasy blanket.

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I believe that most children would pick up on the different ways that everyone was treated and would have a reaction to this. I loved when this was addressed with the Harmonies, what a great idea!
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Post by ciecheesemeister »

I do think that the premise of treating all people as equals is an important one. I disagree that a younger audience won't get it. Some of them won't, but some adults won't either. I was always very receptive to ideas of this kind as a youth.

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There are so many lessons to learn from this book. Sometimes, it's difficult to point out the one that stands out the most. However, the lesson on anti-racism is a very important one.

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Yes, I agree with you. It's sad that in this age and time, we still contend with the issue of racism. Equality is a great lesson that needs to be taught to the children.

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yes I agree that it is one of the most important lesson to all regardless of age. In today's age where social media is everywhere, there are still a large percent of people who are of racists.

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I quite agree. Think of what the world will be if all humans are equal. Racism cannot do us any good. We are all brothers and sisters, being the descendants of Adam and Eve. Period!

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I agree. The message isn't too in your face and provides a subtle reminder of why the principle is important.

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It definitely has a strong theme of anti segregation for the Prince's intent, and the book shows how similar both are, despite the physical differences. With the climate of overzealous Nationalism and racism that plagues the real world, it's heartening to see such biases approached in a story. Even with the padding of fantasy, it sends a positive message.

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