Donald Bruce Dawe’s literature makes society cognisant on the painful realities that are of the raw and dehumanising truth that plague this world. Donald Bruce Dawe, an Australian poet. His literature is predicated unto the dehumanising and defamatory experiences that he, the inditer himself had experienced through his time in the army, the RAAF. Though his literature, he conveys an opinionated point-of-view, urging the audience to optically discern the exploited and flawed practices of the regime. It is the truth obnubilated from society by propaganda and word of mouth, Dawe pushes the theme time and time again that authenticity is a painful experience, and that war is erroneous, wasteful, dehumanising.
The outcome of these stories are different and they express varying effects the justice system can have on society. In 12 Angry Men, we see that the justice system prevails while in The Crucible the justices system fails. In Rose’s 12 Angry Men and Miller’s The Crucible the moral of these plays is justice, within each play, justice is depicted in a different way. Rose and Miller both reveal in their plays what the justice system means to them and the role it plays in society, through the use of their characters and the different endings in their plays. Miller and Rose both communicate through their plays, The Crucible and 12 Angry Men their views on justice and how it affects our society.
“Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community” (Nelson Mandela). Prior to the later part of the 20th century people with intellectual disabilities were often ridiculed, treated unfairly, feared, and locked away in institutions. According to Rhonda Nauhaus and Cindy Smith in their article Disability Rights through the Mid-20th Century, The laws of any nation reflect its societal values. The real life issue of discrimination towards people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and Australia is demonstrated in the novel, Of Mice and Men by showing how this issue affects one of the main characters, Lennie Smalls.
Misinterpretation is a common mistake made among society today. The Australian novel, ‘The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender’, by Marele Day explores the power of deceit and how it affects modern society. Traditional male detectives are challenged in order to question the common perceptions of gender stereotypes. The impact of criminal activity throughout Sydney is conveyed through the personification of the city. The composer addresses these issues as well as the deceit throughout Sydney during the 1980s with the use of various techniques.
He suffered in his time grow up in Australia with racial bullying, parental divorce and wealth problems. But he pushed through all of that to deliver his autobiography. It must be added to the board of studies as is entertaining to read about , it teaches us about Australian identity which is a topic in our school and gives us in depth writing/emotion about a poor man 's rise to success. Considering all the
Because “Shiloh” reveals atypical gender roles, Norma Jean gains the physical and mental strength to start the new life she has always aspired to begin. Leroy, Norma Jean’s husband, was in a trucking accident four months ago, which rendered him unable to walk due to a leg injury, leaving Norman Jean as the working partner of the relationship. Leroy’s fairly new physical
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity or hardship, Debra Oswald was able to express this through the lives of fictitious characters based on real Australian People. She uses themes concerning people marginalised in society, the struggle to achieve one’s dream and the past affect the present, by using these ideas with the diverse cast of characters as well as the range of literary and dramatic techniques, Oswald was able to show how people face adversity and how important it is to have resilience through the engagement of the characters and there development throughout the play. Gary is an average Australian working class man who has been marginalised in society, he lives near the poverty line and struggles everyday to control
Steinbeck used characterization often to display his theme of loneliness and prejudice, especially through Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George. The author wrote this book in attempts to bring awareness to readers of what it was really like to live and work in such a pivotal time filled with negativity and
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee explores this idea of judging others before looking at the world from their perspective. Scout and Jem, although raised in a prejudice town, learn from their father Atticus that who a person is racially, does not define them as a person. Although the children make up stories about Arthur “Boo” Radley to pass the time in part one of the novel, in part two the Tom Robinson situation widens their eyes to the biased ways of their town. In the end, Jem and Scout are rescued by Boo Radley, the very person they feared during their childhood. Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused.
In order to show this, I will analyse two fostering aspects which play a big part in his development and setbacks, these include punishment as well as encouragement. We get to know characters through scenes and descriptions, as well as speech and actions. We get to follow Willies mental state as well as his physical development through these aspects. Willie is the protagonist of the story; he is the main character the plot is addressing. His mother in London is depicted as the antagonist who causes him pain as she believes he needs to be punished for his many sins, which consequently seems to relate to her own mental issues.
Australian identity and what constitutes Australian culture are prominent ideas explored by Peter Goldsworthy’s Maestro. Throughout the novel, there is a strong sense of cynicism towards Australian culture as it is painted as ambiguous and indefinite. This is established through the analogy of Paul representing Australian society and his parents representing the British influence on Australian culture. Goldsworthy also explores the European influence on Australia through Kellar’s character. Goldsworthy’s broader message is that Australian identity is in fact quite complex and open to interpretation due how culturally diverse it is.
Fly In Fly Out directed by Howard Cassidy and performed by Tammy Weller, Peter Cossar, Stephanie Tandy, Toby Martin and Timothy Potter is a play about the lives of people living in Fly In Fly Out communities across Australia. The story follows the character of Jenny and how the ‘Fly in Fly out’ workers are affecting her life as well as the town. Jenny’s life suffers from a work/home life imbalance and Tammy Weller who performed the role used the dramatic languages to convey the central theme of work/home life imbalance. Through the elements of situation, relationship, voice, movement and tension, the dramatic meaning was successfully communicated to the audience. In the first scene of the play the main character Jenny is running late for work
To set the scene, Yolen begins the story with Hannah arguing with her mom about going to the Seder at her Grandpa Will’s apartment. Because it is the custom at the Seder, Hannah drank the wine and was chosen to open the door for the prophet Elijah. When she opened the door, she found herself back in the past. Waking up, Hannah found herself in the home of a brother and sister, Shmuel and Gitl. To the excitement of Shmuel, it was his wedding day.