The Enemy

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The Enemy is a timely reminder of the universal nature of the human spirit and the need for empathy in the face of conflict. Bloch and Cali use an expanse of white space to represent the futility of war and position the reader to appreciate the emptiness that results from hatred. The colour red is used to emphasis key moments of violence and hate within The Enemy. Interestingly, the “manual” is also coloured red highlighting the violence of false propaganda. In essence, Bloch and Cali’s picture book is a plea for readers to recognise the futility of war and see the “man” rather than the “monster” when looking at “the enemy”.

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