Niccolo ammaniti's novel i'm not scared demonstrates how a lust for something greater, the quest for greener pastures can lead one to disregard their morality, yet at the same time it illustrates how a strong character can overcome such desires in order to achieve a higher sense of rectitude. I'm not scared is an exquisite parable ammaniti's short staccato sentences effectively describe the isolation and simplicity of rural subsistence, while long passages of direct dialogue touchingly portray the children's naïve perceptions. The novel i'm not scared explores the playful and interesting world of childhood through the eyes of a nine year old kid in the hot, dry summer of 1978, michele, the main character, and his friends have nothing better to do than play new games and dares. Ammaniti's novel i'm not scared set in acqua traverse, italy 1978 is a powerful text, which explores relevant social themes and issues besides being a tale of adult cruelty and lost innocence we cannot ignore the role in which loyalty and betrayal play in the novel. I'm not scared explores the playful and volatile world of childhood through the eyes of nine-year-old michele, who is forced, again and again, to make the hard choices that will define his character as the book opens, he must choose between helping his younger sister or winning a race.
Theme of cruelty throughout the novel, i'm not scared the hero, michele, realises that the adult world is not as innocent and caring as he originally thought. Despite its title, i'm scared and so is michele, the 9-year-old narrator of this suspenseful story it's fast paced and wild, and you can't help but be pulled in immediately and with full heart and soul. Niccolo ammaniti's novel i'm not scared is primarily a coming of age storywe're confronted with an epigraph by jack london that much he knew.
Ammaniti's i'm not scared is a novel based on fear, cruelty and innocence the plot revolves around a young boy, michele, who comes to the realisation that his fear should be directed at the men around him then the invisible beings he creates in his mind. Michele thesis i'm not scared is the story of a young boy, michele, who finds another boy, filippo in a hole in the ground michele later finds out the filippo was abducted from milan and was being held for ransom, and all the adults in the town were involved danger and fear are prevalent themes.
I'm not scared: fear what is the theme the main and underlying meaning of this novel is the idea of fear the title is ironic, it implies that the protagonist ( michele ) is extremely brave, the opposite is true all of the characters are scared of something/ someone. And universal themes, have launched i'm not scared onto bestseller lists around the world born in rome in 1966, niccolò ammaniti is a young images of cruelty. This theme is predominantly explored through michele tiger jack, the bogeyman, stowing his monsters away cruelty/bullying/crime and punishment the overarching plot is dependent on the cruelty of the adult crime ring towards filippo, but bullying and other forms of crime and punishment are seen.
I'm not scared is a fantastic italian thriller about childhood, specifically about facing your first tough moral quandary and coming face-to-face with the world's capacity for evil i don't want to say too much about the movie's plot because it will give away too many of its surprises. I'm not scared is a mystery that develops into a kidnapping suspense thriller the adults of the idyllic rural southern italian town of acqua traverse are involved in a nefarious ransom scheme. I'm not scared by niccolò ammaniti translated by jonathan hunt 144pp, canongate, £12 it is the heatwave summer of 1978, still remembered in italy for its ferocity and duration.
The loss of innocence is a major theme in i'm not scared the understanding i obtained about the loss of innocence in the film i'm not scared directed by gabriele salvatores, is. I'm not scared i'm not scared by niccolo ammaniti is a dramatic thriller in which the author portrays the contrasting themes of loyalty and betrayal with the use of symbolism and characterisation.
In the novel i'm not scared, pino amitrano is portrayed as the villain who committed a heinous crime and betrayed his son pino was a man of principles and integrity who loved his family whole heartedly, yet somehow he was overcome by greed and fear which prompted him to do malicious acts which made him evil man.
Symbolism, imagery, motifs and metaphors in i'm not scared symbol- a thing that represents or stands for something else, esp a material object representing something abstract. The cruelty of killing a hen and leaving it like this points to the presence of casual violence in this world the reaction of the two children is a mark of the learned acceptance of this cruelty: maria is young enough to be horrified by it, michele is old enough to accept it and read it as a simple sign.