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The story ’Going Home’ is about a young man who’s turning twenty-one. He lives in Great Britain but his parents are aboriginal. The story is told from when he was sixteen years old till his twenty-first birthday. This young man goes by a couple of names: Billy Woodward and William Jacob Woodward. Those two names symbolize the two sides he has as a ‘white’ aboriginal. When he is the ‘son of his parents’ and when he talks to other aboriginals, he’s called Billy. When he’s together with white people, being a regular teenager, his name is William Jacob. When he was 18 years old, a big football team and moves away from home pick him up. Besides football, he also likes painting pictures and is very good at it. He tries to live like a white man, even though he is black. From time to time he stumbles into some aboriginal family of his. He thinks that they are all drunken and crazy individuals. Even though he looks at his people with revulsion, he wants to go home and visit his family for his twenty-first birthday. He expects them to celebrate him, even though he hasn’t been home for three years. He didn’t even come home when his father died. Billy’s’ family lives far away from the city in an old aboriginal-camp.

When the day arrives, he drives out to the old camp in his new fancy car. He had sold some pictures to afford this car. He picks up Darcy, an aboriginal-man, on the way out there. When he arrives at his family’s’ camp, not all of them is happy to see him. Carlton and Rennie, his brother and cousin, meet him very politely and are happy to see him. Rennie gives Billy a nice gold watch as a present. Billy’s mother is very disappointed in him because he didn’t show up for the funeral. Later that evening Carlton and Ronnie decides to go buy some beers, so they borrow Billy’s’ car. Suddenly two cars show up back at the camp. One of the cars is a police car and the other one is Billy’s’. A policeman shows up and questions Billy about the car. The policeman believes that the car is stolen. Billy tells the police man that it is his own car, but the police don’t believe him. Earlier there had been a robbery at the local store the night before, which the policeman also accuses Billy for. He turns down all the accusations, but then the policeman grabs Billy’s arm and looks at the gold watch. The watch was stolen, so Billy, Rennie and Carlton was all sitting in the back of the police car and they drove away.

We follow Billy from when his sixteen to twenty-one. He is an immigrant and his trying to live like a white person. And he doesn’t like when he sees some people from his homeland, abusing the society. He earn was he´s getting.

Billy/William is struggling between two identities as the names show
William Jacob is the white boy doing well in school, being a great football player and a talented artist.

Billy is the aboriginal boy who left his past without looking back, being hated in the eyes of his own people for trying to be somebody else. Even though no matter how he acts, his skin will always be black and his eyes brown.

Identity and racism are the main themes of the story.
The story proves that people always will have reservations for people like him. He will be reminded of his past every time a black aboriginal looks him in his eyes.

The racism towards aboriginals is very extreme in this society. All the aboriginals look like drunken bastards, and it’s almost impossible to escape the stereotype.
That’s why the government and police are trying to stop the aboriginals committing crimes – ALL of them, even the innocent ones.

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