The dramatic text ‘ Boy Overboard’, adapted by Patricia Cornelius from the novel by Morris Gleitzman, and the novel ‘Tomorrow When the War began , written by John Marden, explore the physical and emotional journey that can that be seen as very unfamiliar to the audience when they are taken out of their comfort zone. This journey is represented through Characters and the use setting. In the text, ‘Boy Overboard’ the journey starts in Afghanistan, where the reader sees a family of refugees, preparing to leave their war-torn country. The text signifies the physical and emotional difficulties represented through the unpredictable physical journey that is forced upon the children by the diplomatic situation in both Afghanistan and in Australia. The journey follows a group of everyday teenagers, who go on a camping Australia. In the text ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’, the journey starts in the town ‘Wirrawee’, trip for three days, to a place everyone perceives as ‘hell’. On arrival, Ellie and her friends find out that ‘hell’, is defiantly not the right name for such a beautiful place. On the first night, Ellie wakes to the sight of hundreds of military crafts going over. Everyone is the towns have been kidnapped. This was when the war began. 'Boy Overboard’, and ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’, are represented through the use of Language, and dramatic technique, to engage both the audience and the reader, taking them on unfamiliar journeys, giving them different perspectives towards life experiences. ‘Boy Overboard’ by Patricia Cornelius, and the novel ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’, signifies the physical and emotional difficulties represented through the unpredictable physical journey that is forced upon the youth, by the diplomatic situation in both Afghanistan and Australia.
Firstly, in the text ‘Boy Overboard’, the use of colloquial language such as the dialogue spoken between the children helps to make the physical journey more accessible to the audience. Bibi...
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