*LOOK AT MY PLACE POWERPOINT ON ‘G DRIVE’
*ADD TWO SENTENCES AT THE START OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH TO INTRODUCE THE TEXT.
Eg. Through literary and other language techniques, texts have the ability to represent cultures in specific ways. The novel My Place, by Sally Morgan, has produced a representation of Australian Indigenous culture.
1. Give a brief overview of the cultural significance of the novel
* My Place is culturally significant to.... (Who is My Place culturally significant to? Coloniser? Colonised? Australians? Indigenous Australians?)
* This is because... (Why is it culturally significant to them? First book to provide readers with firsthand accounts? How the era of the stolen generation affected families? Prompts reconciliation? Has educational merit?)
* This can be seen through... (Why is it the first book to provide the reader with firsthand accounts? Why wasn’t there anything before this? Give examples from the text to show how it affected the families. How does it prompt reconciliation? How does it have educational merit? What and who is it educating?)
* This is supported by..... Eg. This is supported by Barbara Jefferis, from The Weekend Australian, who said that My Place was “the sort of Australian history which hasn’t been written before, and which we desperately needed”. *USE YOUR OWN QUOTE*
* (Don’t just stop there! Expand on the quote) Eg. Australians needed a book like this one because..
2. Note to what extent the narrative structure allows the reader to understand that character’s experience(s) in his/her culture
* A fragmented narrative is... (What is a fragmented narrative?)
* My Place is a fragmented narrative because... (Explain how My Place is fragmented narrative.)
* The structure allows the reader to... (How does this allow the reader to understand the characters... [continues]
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