TITLE Personal Response to “The Spear”
INTRODUCTION “The Spear” is a funny and exciting Aboriginal
story about a powerful, just, merciful and
respected Spearman who made a sacred and
magical spear and an evil, selfish and malicious
witchdoctor-man who jealous the spearman and
wanted to have the magical spear for himself.
DESCRIPTION of the TEXT A spear-man made a magical and sacred spear
(a summary of what from the magical tree; he used the spear to hunt
happened in the story) and to protect his family. The witchdoctor-man
jealous the spear-man and he wanted to gain
popularity and power. He stole the dilly bag of
the elder women when the spear-man went out.
He gained power and threatened the people with
his new power. When the spear-man returned,
the witchdoctor-man fought with the spear-man
and the spear-man defeated the witchdoctor-
man. As a result, the powers he had stolen were
released and sent them back. The people
celebrated the return of peace to the camp.
PERSONAL RESPONSE I think the spear-man fought with the
witchdoctor-man is excited, and the witchdoctor-
What you liked and/or man made the people miserable is malicious.
dislike about the story
What you learned from the From this story, I learned about it’s important for
story us to forgive others and obey the law.
CONCLUSION I think this story is very exciting and funny,
(you evaluation of the text people can learn something from this story.