Task 2B: The global citizen

Here we will approach the topic of the global citizen based on the text “Little Bee”. We will focus on the metaphor of the British pound coin for the global citizen and provide you with some ideas and points to consider when you discuss the opinions expressed in the text through the metaphor and what this says about globalisation.

Summary: “Little Bee”

The text is an excerpt from “The Other Hand”, also known as “Little Bee”, a 2008 novel by British author Chris Cleave.

In the excerpt, a little African girl tells how she would like to be a British pound coin. This would enable her to travel freely wherever she likes and would give her the security and comfort which she currently lacks.

The metaphor of the British pound coin

In the text, the British pound coin is a metaphor for the global citizen that is able to travel, purchase things and enjoy liberty in general. 

A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect. While...

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