Essay on The Journey to the Brothers’ Farm
A short story written by Pippa Gough
To find your personal fortune and real values in life you have to search. Many people have an idea that the outer values is the right and perfect values to all people. Instead of keep, searching for their personal fortune and destiny in life they just keep searching for the destiny they for the first instinct think is their destiny. In the short story The Journey to the Brothers’ Farm written by the British author Pippa Gough in 2013 this issue is represented. The main character in this short story is a girl named Annelie. She lives on a farm called ‘Bloumeer Farm’ with her farther, her brother and her aunt, Das. Through the short story, Annelie is very interested in finding her personal fortune. In her childhood, Annelie had an African friend called Thabo. They were inseparable but one day her farther forbid her to play with him any more. This becomes clear when her farther says, “Mix with your own type now, Annelie... Leave the workers now, okay?” (p. 3, ll. 55-56). After then Annelie was placed higher in the hierarchy in proportion to Thabo - she became “madam” and he remained the name “Thabo”. Annelie now spends her time playing with three brothers who lived on a farm called ‘Veldpatt’. As a turning point in her life Annelie, one day has a psychical experience with one of the three brothers. This experience is the cause of a development happening in Annelie. During a drive, a personal development of Annelie is being clarified. On this drive, she met her old friend Thabo who was seriously hurt. From this moment, she finally realized his misery and his lower rank in the hierarchy. She shows humanity. The short story essentially consists 11 parts, which consist a connected narrative, and 5 parts, which consist by a statement of the main character who is the narrator of the short story. The statement sum up the story and gives the reader a deeper understanding of the story....
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