How do I write a context writing on the prompt "It is through conflict that we grow" on encountering conflict with reference to Paradise Road?


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The women experienced conflict by being prisoners of war, but overcame it by creating a choir.

Context refers to the setting of a story, and the overall meaning derived from that setting.  The events are so specific that they could only have occurred there and then.  The film tells the story of a group of women in a Japanese POW camp during World War II who started a choir.

The women came together in a difficult time, but they persevered.  As character Margaret says, “The will to survive is strong, stronger than anything.”  It is not any easy task, of course.  Topsy asks, “You want me to give up food and soap and God knows what else, so I can starve and sing?”  The women are responding to the difficulty of their situation by trying to take what little control they can.



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