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National Identity

* National identity is derived from:
* History and tradition – a recognition of the past and how it impacts today (speech writers use evidence from history to give their piece ‘textual integrity’) * a perceived sense of belonging

* shared values
* a sense of national pride

* All speeches examine what makes an’ Australian National Identity’ National Identity >> Purpose >> Keating and Dean * Aimed to create a national identity based on the qualities of Aus. Life. National Identity >> Keating and Dean >> Keating >> Themes >> Honour and Resemblance * The Unknown Soldier represents all Australians who have served and died in past conflicts and possible future conflicts and calls us to celebrate the qualities of the Unknown Soldier and learn to “endure hardship and to stick together”. He illustrates that the qualities that the Unknown Soldier is symbolic of (such as patriotism, courage, strength, resilience and mateship) are integral to Aus. National identity.

National Identity >> Keating and Dean >> Keating >> Themes >> Honour and Resemblance >> Techniques and Quotes * Repetition ‘We do not know’ repeated to emphasise the anonymity of unknown soldier to illustrate the many possibilities of who he left behind, where he was from and his marital status

National Identity >> Keating and Dean >> Keating >> Themes >> Patriotism/Idolisation

* Speech is memorable for the patriotic and nationalistic chord it struck with audience * The Unknown Soldier is romanticised to appeal to the audience and gives the public a figure to idolise. Keating utilises the idea of an Aus legend to achieve this. * Generated pride through the pop & found new national identity * New Australian spirit gravitated around the core values of ‘mateship’ ‘courage’, resilience, self belief and the need to ‘stick together’ which had been brought to life by the unknown soldier.

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National Identity >> Keating and Dean >> Keating >> Themes >> Patriotism/Idolisation >> Techniques and Quotes * Inclusive language and memorable quote of “He is all of them. And he is one of us” struck a patriotic chord, unifying all Australians in honouring and giving thanks for the sacrifice of fallen heroes who had fought to protect our lands & way of life.

National Identity >> Keating and Dean >> Dean >> Themes >> Honour and Resemblance

Dean utilises the qualities that the victims of the canyoning expedition are representative of (such as youth, exuberance and adventure-seeking) to construct an Aus National Identity.

National Identity >> Keating and Dean >> Dean >> Themes >> Honour and Resemblance >> Techniques and Quotes -------------------------------------------

National Identity >> Purpose >> Pearson and Bandler

* They review Australia’s history regarding Aboriginal rights and treatment to demonstrate the impact of history on ideas about Aus’s national identity today.

National Identity >> Pearson >> Themes >> Values

* Pearson brings forth the idea that the fundamental values such as equality, respect etc, make up our ‘national identity’ and those that do not share this idea are ‘un- Australian’ * By doing this he challenges Aus. Identity (using sarcasm, connotations, subtlety) by showing that those people who publicly promote these values (eg. John Howard) do no actually uphold them due to their handling over Aboriginal affairs

National Identity >> Pearson >> Themes >> Values >> Techniques and Quotes ---------------------------------------------------

National Identity >> Pearson >> Themes >> Guilt and Responsibility

* Pearson puts forth the idea that...
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