Compare the way individual stories of struggle in ransom and Invictus lead…
Compare the way individual stories of struggle in ransom and Invictus lead to changes in society
Individual stories of struggle
Struggle choosing to act as a king or to act as a father
Struggle to convince others to join the 'rainbow nation'
However, learns to forgive those who have wronged him whilst in prison
Struggle to fulfil his pain of losing Patroclus
Does not learn to forgive until Priam has to beg him
Changes in society
Less apparent than in Invictus
Change in the duties of the king (Priam acted outside of his traditional role as a king)
Changes in the views of the country, one separated by colour, now united as the 'rainbow nation'.
Mandela treats his country as though they are his children "42 million"
How do individual struggles LEAD to change?
They emphasise the desires of the characters actions (emphasises the lengths that Priam will go to in order to get hector back from Archilles) + (Show that Mandela is able to forgive a large injustice done to him in order to lead his country successfully)
In order to achieve their individual goals, both Mandela and pram must push past their traditional roles as leaders.
Although stores of individual struggle may be significant in both texts, the impact of changes on the society are different in both texts.