Whale Rider Summary - by Miyu1993



  • Since 2008
  • Free revisions
  • Money-back guaranty
  • Up to 5% for the first order. Up to 15% for the orders starting from 2nd

from $9.97/pp

visit site

  • Since 2009
  • Free title page, revisions
  • Discount policy
  • Satisfaction guarantee
  • More than 100 000 orders delivered

from $9.97/pp

visit site

  • Since 2010
  • PhD holding authors only
  • SMS notifications & VIP support
  • Discount policy

from $22/pp

visit site

  • Since 2010
  • 24/7 support team
  • More than 500 writers
  • Money-back guaranty
  • Up to 15% discounts

from $9.97/pp

visit site


My Account
Anti Essays


Anti Essays offers essay examples to help students with their essay writing.

Sign Up

Whale Rider Summary

  • Submitted by: miyu1993
  • on March 17, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 550 words

Open Document

Below is a free excerpt of "Whale Rider Summary" from Anti Essays, your source for free research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

By the words of Paikea Apirana of the Whale Rider movie:
“We can learn, and if the knowledge is given to everyone, then we can have lots of leaders, and soon everyone will be strong, not just the ones that have been chosen.”
Leaders are not born to be leaders but they are being developed as such. It is not a thing that we can get from our blood, genes, tradition and culture but by the character, values, principles and morals that we lived by. A character that is not dictated by norms, gender and fashion but by the choices we make in our lives. We are defined as a person by the choices we make especially by the actions that can spell a difference in other people’s lives.
The leader Koru was a wise leader to know the essentials of being united like the rope that is composed of different fine threads and if bonded and weaved together the rope will become strong. But not wise enough to recognise that those threads have different qualities and have different strengths. It is similar in life; we are a people of different qualities, strengths and abilities and of different gender. If we don’t discriminate gender and recognise each other’s qualities and potentials, we will grow more humane and can build a more tolerant, peaceful and stronger society. Just like the pianist who recognises different tones and notes when played in harmony produces a beautiful music. The movie itself on its last scene where men and women rowed the great “waka” together in unison and in one direction, they are able to take on the vast oceans...as in their life’s struggle and challenges.
Gender played a pivotal role to shape the movie’s perspective in how traditions and customs can make or break a community’s spirit. Old Traditions and Customs can only be relevant if it serves the community’s present needs. It can influence progress but it can also influence backwardness. It may inspire change but it can also encourage reclusiveness.
At this present time women are still being stereotyped...

Show More

Related Essays


MLA Citation

"Whale Rider Summary". Anti Essays. 15 Jan. 2018


APA Citation

Whale Rider Summary. Anti Essays. Retrieved January 15, 2018, from the World Wide Web: http://anties.wressy.com/free-essays/Whale-Rider-Summary-186542.html