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In Andy Mulligan’s novel Trash, the boys of the dump live by their wits. The extreme poverty of their circumstances and the scarcity of opportunities require them to be creative and sometimes...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2020, 3:16 am (UTC)

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In Trash by Andy Mulligan, Rat, whose real name is Jun-Jun, is a young boy, about ten or eleven years old, who lives in the Behala dump. He has earned his nickname because of his sly speediness,...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2021, 6:15 pm (UTC)

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Trash was written by Andy Mulligan and published in 2010. It is a young adult novel about the adventures of a group of poor boys who support themselves by looking in the trash piles at dumpsites....

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019, 11:37 am (UTC)

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I would argue that the main conflict in Trash is not between two characters. The conflict lies in the attempt to decide whether or not Raphael and Gardo were acting morally, and this is an area in...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020, 10:13 am (UTC)

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The entire thematic core of Andy Mulligan's Trash is one of seemingly hopeless economic and social desolation. The narrative follows a group of people who live on a dumpsite and make their entire...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019, 5:40 pm (UTC)

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There are many themes that you could explain in part 2, chapter 2 of Andy Mulligan's powerful novel Trash. In this section, Raphael is picked up by the cops, and he's extremely mistreated by them....

Latest answer posted June 9, 2020, 5:09 pm (UTC)

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Trash is a 2010 young adult fiction novel written by British author Andy Mulligan. It tells the story of three poor teenage boys named Gardo, Raphael, and Rat, who pick trash for a living....

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019, 7:52 am (UTC)

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A group of impoverished boys in an unidentified developing country—which the author has stated in website is based on the Philippines, particularly the city of Manila—scavenge through a sprawling...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019, 9:10 am (UTC)

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In Trash by Andy Mulligan, Raphael Fernandez lives in the Behala landfill with his "auntie" and his cousins. Their home is a merely a shack, and Raphael spends his days hunting through the garbage,...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021, 6:38 pm (UTC)

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Raphael and Gardo are close pals who live and work together on the Behala landfill site. They spend each day desperately trying to eke out a living looking for trash that they can sell for money....

Latest answer posted August 16, 2021, 8:54 am (UTC)

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Let's look at the storyline of Trash by Andy Mulligan through the lens of these three themes: poverty, corruption, and friendship. The story begins in the depths of poverty. Raphael Fernandez and...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2021, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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Over the course of the novel Trash, Raphael never "goes to prison" in the commonly understood meaning. That is to say, he is never convicted of a crime and sentenced to time in prison. However, he...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 5:20 pm (UTC)

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Trash, a 2011 young-adult novel by Andy Mulligan, takes place in the Philippines, one of the places where the author spent time as a volunteer English teacher. He saw first-hand the harsh reality...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019, 5:43 am (UTC)

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One day, Raphael makes a remarkable discovery. He finds a bag containing a map, a key, and a wallet containing the princely sum of 1,100 pesos. After sharing the money with Gardo, Raphael hides the...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2021, 12:33 pm (UTC)

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Not necessarily. We need to bear in mind that Rat lived in the station before he came to Behala. He knows the place like the back of his hand, and so it's much less likely that he'll be caught by...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019, 6:00 am (UTC)

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I would argue that Trash is not a story about the consequences of corruption. While the story is realistic in portraying the potential consequences of getting caught after committing crimes and the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019, 5:10 pm (UTC)

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