It includes a gap of fifty years. The Shoe Horn Sonata is a play dedicated for the women in war as this play sketches out the many hidden secrets and sacrifices that are unknown to this current world. This play makes the individual aware of what the Army nurses went through during the course of war. It uses several techniques; a solid structure and features to enhance the historically accurate play made between the past and the present. It is a journey of friendship, hardship, struggles and the sacrifices made by these heroic Army
A theme that is profoundly emphasized in Salt To The Sea is that in order to face the emotional and physical hardships life opposes you with, you need perseverance. Throughout the course of the novel, Sepetys forces Emilia to withstand many physical hardships that push her to her breaking points, but through perseverance, Emilia is able to get through these obstacles. Emilia’s first challenge is presented to her very early on in the book, showing the reader how brutal of a time war is. In this part of the book, Emilia knows she is injured but denies help and persists through the pain.
Composers have the ability to influence how we the audience views and responds to characters and issues. Through viewing and analysing ‘The Shoe Horn Sonata’ by John Misto and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ directed by Steven Spielberg, it is obvious that composers have the ability to impact and influence our views on characters and issues that occur. Shoe Horn Sonata and Saving Private Ryan were set in the same context of World War 2. John Misto’s Shoe Horn Sonata takes place during the war against Japan, the play focus on the lives of two women Bridie and Sheila who have been captured by the Japanese to become (POW) prisoners of war. John Misto’s play was based on real accounts from POWs, the play was to commemorate the female POWS who story was unheard of and to give an insight to the audience into what the POWs had to endure while under the japanese rule.
Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
In Maxine Maxine’s narrative, “Cherry Bomb”, it openly shows how she uses literary techniques of symbolism, imagery, and allusion to characterize her childhood innocence being destroyed. Maxine uses these literary terms to characterize her childhood memories being destroyed by an incident in the summer. In the narrative, she talks about how it affected her and her perception. She mentions people and objects in her story. Every detail she described was an important factor in her life.
“Out of the huts of history’s shame, I rise, Up from a past that’s rooted in pain” As she aims to inspire a whole nation, of those who have been enslaved to have hope despite their darkest time. The difference between “Still I Rise” and “Presents from my aunts from Pakistan” is that “Still I Rise” is about struggling against racial oppression while “Presents from my aunts in Pakistan” is about a confused girl belonging to two different nationalities. Angelou’s poem is also very strong and inspiring and aims to inspire a whole race of people whereas Alvi’s poem is more personal, only related to herself and some people who come from a multicultural background. In conclusion, both poems aims to convey the theme of identity through it strong ideas/characters, powerful language techniques, however expressed in a different way.
Betrayed by Latifa Ali and ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan explore the issue of alienation within a foreign country and culture. Betrayed is Ali’s real life experience of been forced, by her Parents, into the Muslamic culture in Kurdistan; after she has grown up as a westerner in Australian society, with absolutely no association with the Muslim lifestyle. The book explores the idea of alienation in a foreign country and culture through the sub ideas of: the oppression of women within the traditional Muslamic culture and the hardships she experienced as a result of differences in cultural context.
The play, “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll” by Ray Lawler is set in Australia and talks about times in the 1950s. In the play, one sees that, Lawler gives audiences rich insights into the societal structure, code of conduct etc typical of Australian life set in that period of time. The play talks about a group of ordinary people who are struggling to stay young as do not acknowledge the reality that they are aging. In their desperate bid to escape the inevitability of the consequences of change, the characters inflict hurt upon themselves and one another evoking pity and compassion in the audiences. Through the characters Lawler explores issues about Australian masculinity, mateship and the so called social "norms".
This work investigates long-held family secrets and examines the ways lies, once intended to protect the family from the truth of Ada’s mental illness, had serious repercussions. My family history and, in particular, Ada’s long absences sit within the wider historical context of histories of the family, family secrets, the stigma of maternal mental breakdown and institutionalised people in Australia in the twentieth
Duffy’s Feminism and Dramatic Monologues: A Study of Some Poems from The World’s Wife. Yasser K. R. Aman, Minia University, Egypt. Abstract
Jack Davis sets his play “No sugar” in early twentieth century Australia exploring the struggles Aboriginal people faced during a time where racial discrimination and dispossession were prevalent. The play depicts the strength of the Millimurra and Munday family through their support of one another. Furthermore, this sense of family is highlighted through the racism that they are confronted with. However, ‘No Sugar’ is not simply just about family or racism, but also about the native peoples’ connection with their land. Davis aims to demonstrate to his audience that through the support of loved ones, an individual will be empowered to face the challenges present around them.
Throughout chapter 28 of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the author, Harper Lee, used chiaroscuro. By contrasting and enhancing the light and dark of this chapter, Harper Lee portrayed the mood as creepy and dangerous, alluded to the attack, and added suspense to her novel. The mood of stories help readers connect and become interested, so by describing “sharp shadows,” and “black dark,” Lee made the readers become engrossed in the book, and develop concern for the young characters, Jem and Scout. After the readers had an idea of what the chapter may bring, Harper Lee allowed the plot to progress. Intimations such as Cecil scaring them in the dark helped show that anyone can be in the dark to scare them.
The use of monologues is the primary device employed for this purpose, allowing the audience an insight into the struggles of the mothers anguish experience in the war, “Worried and waited. Waited and agitated.” Evident in the monologues are other techniques, one of which is the multimedia backdrops which added extra characters and exploration of a variety of points of views to the story. For example, using a multimedia background additionally added to the engagement of the audience in the themes and messages of war’s effect on families. The use of a spotlight on stage, cleverly hidden in the place of a coat hanger, lit up the actors facial expressions and recreated for the audience the atmosphere of war through transporting the audience to a specific time and place.
The movie “Australia” presents a reflection on two different cultures which are those of White people and aboriginal people. The plot focuses mainly on a group of people in Australia during World War II. The dominant culture in the film was the Whites. Aboriginal people weren’t accepted in their society and were oppressed by them. There is a situation in the film where a character tells a story about his aboriginal wife who was killed by a disease because the hospital didn’t allow black people to be treated there.
Distinctively visual techniques are crucial elements in conveying a sense of actuality of an event. They aid the reader’s insight and perspective sparking emotions of joy or empathy for the characters. In John Misto’s play, “The Shoe-Horn Sonata”, the use of distinctively visual assists in creating the atmosphere, in order to highlight the WWII catastrophe’s the protagonists encountered. In addition, this is thoroughly examined in the John Misto’s interview. Similarly, in the picture book “The Lost Thing” by Shaun Tan, the incorporated visuals assist in telling a young boy and a machine-like creature’s adventure in unraveling the true face of society.