"Into The World Tom Brennan" Essays and Research Papers

  • Into The World Tom Brennan

    Module C – Into the World ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ & ‘The Door’ (related text) The different pathways used by an individual when moving “into the world” are always framed by the societal context in which they exist. These pathways provide opportunities for the protagonist to experience a wide variety of growth and change. The process of moving away from the past and entering a new world is a complex one that involves sacrifice, change and a sense of unknown. The protagonist can be both willing...

    2000 albums, Charisma Records, Miroslav Holub 993  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Into the World" Tom Brennan & Rt

    obstacles, but may also experience personal growth.” ‘Into the World’ is can be defined as aspects of growing up and transitions into new phases of an individual’s life. It can mean transitioning naturally, or change being thrust upon a person. In either case, any individual venturing into new experiences will encounter obstacles, but they will also experience personal growth. This is evident in the prescribed text, The Story of Tom Brennan by JC Burke, as well as my chosen text, I Was Only 19 by Redgum...

    Grammatical tense, Vietnam War 1293  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan - into the world

    Tom Brennan- 1. How do the positive and negative consequences of different experiences impact on the lives of the individuals in the texts you have studied? In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing. Positive consequence Negative consequence “Into the world” Quotes Going out into the world creates many different experiences that can consequently impact the lives of the individuals. The experience can be both positive...

    Automobile, Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's 1648  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    Study Notes – Into the World Text- The Story of Tom Brennan Related Text- Dead Poet Society Narrative: Tom Brennan – “My name is Tom Brennan and this is my story” show that Tom himself is the narrator and it is his point of view. Dead Poet Society- The story is predominantly viewed through the eyes of Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke), a newcomer to Welton, and his roommate Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard). Setting: Story of Tom Brennan: change in setting acts as a catalyst for a new view...

    Carpe diem, Dead Poets Society, Ethan Hawke 550  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    The novel The Story of Tom Brennan by J. C. Burke demonstrates the inevitable reality that individuals must sacrifice their comforts and the safety provided by the old world in order to satisfy unmet inner desires. Burke cleverly depicts this concept through the symbolic gesture of the Brennan’s “Closing the front door of their home for the last time.” Through the use of precise timing, “4.30 am on Friday the 23rd of January,” coupled with the first person narrative allows a reflective and melancholic...

    Asia, Denotation, Earth 1671  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    opportunities and relationships. Transitions in life can change an individual’s perception of the world and obstacles may arise which test individual’s strength. This is shown through analysis of the novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ by J.C. Burke (2005) and the memoir “At least it’s not contagious’ by Samantha Miles (1995). Hindered by emotional turmoil and an uncontrollable situation in Mumbilli, the protagonist Tom Brennan relieves his devastated life in the new realm of Coghill through forming new relationships...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's, Change 1982  Words | 6  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    experience of moving into the world can challenge individuals’ attitudes and beliefs.’ Discuss this view with reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your own choosing. The ‘Into the World’ concept invariably involves transitions into new phases, the venturing into new worlds and experiences in order to attain growth, maturation and internal progression. This concept is undoubtedly evident within J C Burke’s novel “The Story of Tom Brennan”, the June 2003 Who Australian...

    Africa, Asia, Earth 1315  Words | 4  Pages

  • Into the World: the Story of Tom Brennan and Ort

    Story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke and the film Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis explores the experiences various characters have that result in change and transition in realistic way. Both Burke and Zemeckis explore these experiences by using a variety of techniques, particularly flashbacks and many forms of imagery that relate to their fears, the way people deal with crisis and friendship in a in which the viewer can relate to them making it more realistic. In The Story of Tom Brennan, Burke explores...

    Alan Silvestri, English-language films, Forrest Gump 1208  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    choose to respond. If they are able to face the obstacle and overcome it, then they will reap the rewards. Both the novel ‘The story of Tom Brennan’ by J.C. Burke and the film ‘Smile’ by Jeffrey Kramer present how mentors in people’s life will ultimately help them face the obstacles of moving into the world whilst also extending their personal freedom. A barrier for Tom is judgement as he is frightened of how he and his family will be treated in Coghill if their secret is revealed. One discovers due...

    Europe, Metaphor, The Ascent 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom brennan

    Date: Friday the 22nd of March 2013 By: Mikhalla Arthur Words: 1,012 Teacher: Miss Long The Story of Tom Brennan Topic: You cannot alter the past. Only when individuals move on can they achieve happiness. Discuss this in relation to your understanding of The Story of Tom Brennan. The Story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke is an honest novel, which follows a young man’s struggle to accept his past in order to move on. The car crash changed all the characters’ lives but taught them to become stronger...

    Accept, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Crash 1056  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    The Story of Tom Brennan: J C Bourke Main Character: Tom Brennan Issues/ conflicts Character qualities Mother’s illness Evidence/ incident p/3 ‘Since Daniel had gone, Mum hadn’t eaten at the table once.’ p/11 ‘Mum’s bent head revealed grey roots bleeding into her dark hair.’ p/49 ‘Maybe dad was telling the truth ... maybe she was waiting to hear how my first day went. .. How could she under all those covers?’ p/83 I could see Mum sitting on the bed probably planning her 25th attempt at...

    Family 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • Family and Tom Brennan

    Discuss how J.C Burke addresses the notion of moving ‘Into the World’ in the first ten Chapters of The Story of Tom Brennan J.C Burke’s novel, ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ is a grim and haunting representation of the themes of fear and drink driving, family relationships and friendships. Burke addresses the notion of moving into the world through the characters, the conflict, the motifs and symbols, language and structural devices and the effects. In the novel, the characters experience a horrifying...

    Accident, Accidents, Character 1211  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    ‘The experience of moving into the world can have an impact on an individual’s attitudes and beliefs’ The experience of moving up the ladders and into the world can mentally challenge individuals and also their attitudes to the world and their beliefs. The Novel explores the aspects of growth, transition and change. The novel written by JC Bourke looks at the different ways and paths individual’s take when they outgrow their current comfort zones and look for new things in life and new experience’s...

    Change, Family, Novel 1243  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Essay

    the world can challenge individuals attitudes and beliefs. Into the world explores the aspects of growth, transition and change. The novel ' The Story of Tom Brennan' by J.C Burke explores the different ways individuals grow when they are taken out of their comfort zones and venture into new experiences. This concept is also conveyed within the song 'Fast Car' By Tracy Chapman and the film 'Charlie st Cloud' Directed by Burr Steers. 'The Story of Tom Brennan' follows the lives of the Brennan family...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's, Burke's Peerage 1359  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    Explain how The Story of Tom Brennan and ONE other related text of your own choosing portray the consequences of moving into the world Author J.C Burke and Rapper the Notorious B.I.G (Biggie) are able to portray the consequences of moving into the world. J.C burke composer of The story of Tom brennan explores the life of a family member dealing after their brother but his car into a tree killing 2 and injurying another and The Brennans families difficulties moving town. Biggie’s song Juicy was...

    Bad Boy Records, Hip hop music, Juicy 1027  Words | 3  Pages

  • Explain the Concept of Into the World and How It Is Explored in the Story of Tom Brennan.

    Explain the concept of Into the World and how it is explored in The Story of Tom Brennan. The ‘Into the World’ concept involves transitions into new phases, the progress into new worlds and experiences in order to grow, mature and internally progress. This concept is evident within J C Burke’s novel “The Story of Tom Brennan”. Through the use of a range of techniques J.C. Burke is able to maintain high levels of authenticity throughout the duration of the text, stimulating a more powerful response...

    Asia, Earth, Europe 883  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    Year 10 English The Story of Tom Brennan Every person is an individual, and although each of the Brennans’ reaction to tragedy was individual, the effects all branch from the six stages of grief; denial, anger, guilt, depression, acceptance and growth. Not all members of the family displayed their progression through each of the stages, but each individual demonstrated a certain stage. The first stage of grief is denial, which was clearly displayed...

    Acceptance, Blame, Denial 1237  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    The beauty of literature is its ability to teach the reader valuable lessons about the world. These lessons are relevant to life, because the themes in many books are based on reality. Although narratives are fictitious, they have been shaped using views from real life, allowing the composer to communicate important and relevant messages. Readers will respond to stories in many different ways, but through an engaging text, they will learn valuable lessons to put into practice in reality. Well-written...

    Affect, Alcoholic beverage, Audience 1448  Words | 4  Pages

  • Strory of Tom Brennan Essay

    ‘Moving into the world involves different pathways to new experiences’ could be interpreted in many different ways. In The Story of Tom Brennan by JC Burke, Tom experiences different emotions and situations as he attempts to move into the world when his brother Daniel is involved in a tragic car accident. The image by Image Zoo also shows four different pathways leading into the one tree with branches that lead up into the sky. This picture shows the tree of life and how people can take different...

    Antagonist, Character, Emotion 2345  Words | 7  Pages

  • Story of Tom Brennan Quotes

    ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ Melany Rooney Prologue ‘In a couple of hours they would wake up and find us gone, far away, so as not to remind them of their pain and what our family now meant to this town’ (p. 2) The novel begins with a journey, both physical and emotional; the Brennans are physically moving houses and towns, but also moving into new, unfamiliar territory. The leaving of ‘home’ is synonymous with the leaving of what id known, familiar and comfortable, in a literal and metaphorical...

    Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy in the United States, Chapter 12, Title 11, United States Code 1585  Words | 6  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Chapter Questions

    Story of Tom Brennan, J.C. Burke 1. a) Write a brief overview of the story. My chosen novel, The Story of Tom Brennan by J.C. Burke, belongs to the Australian Literature genre. The book is a pleasant read, holding the prestigious award of The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s: Book of the Year for Older Readers. The novel is written from a first-person perspective, revolving around the character of Tom Brennan. As written in the Prologue on page 2, ‘My name is Tom Brennan...

    Character, Fiction, Literature 1585  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Speech. Into the World.

    be kept on the reading list of this module “Into the World”. “The Story of Tom Brennan” by J.C Burke and the feature article of “Sliver Linings” found in the of Sydney Morning Herald’s “The Good Weekend” both emphasise the idea that people are able to come out of difficult situations and see the world from a new perspective. Firstly, I would like to discuss the relevance of “The Story of Tom Brennan” through the character of Tom and Daniel. Tom experiences a massive change in his life, due to Daniel...

    Australia Day, Australian of the Year, Change 597  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan-Into the World

    In the story of Tom Brennan many individulas venture into new experiences but coming across new experices you may have to encounter obstacles. In the end its all worth it because you may also gain significant rewards. New phases and experiences in life are exciting for all individuals. in the story of tom brennan, this idea of new phases is common throughout the book. Tom's adolescence is a time of great accomplishment and pain, as he is horrifyed by the accident that is brother Daniel was involved...

    A Good Thing, American football, Brennan Family Restaurants 648  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging - Immigrant Chronicles & Tom Brennan

    Immigrant Chronicles (1975) and the novel The Story of Tom Brennan (2005) composed by J.C. Burke. One’s connection to a place greatly impacts on their sense of security and belonging. This idea is explored in Skrzynecki’s poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “St Patrick’s College”. In “Feliks Skrzynecki” the composer uses the metaphoric representation of the word ‘world’ to convey the thought of Feliks’ garden as, not just a garden but as a part of his world, which he belongs to. This is accompanied by the...

    Concept, Feeling, Grammatical person 1243  Words | 3  Pages

  • Explain How Tom Brennan and Juno (Related Text) Portray the Consequences of Moving Into the World

    Explain how Tom Brennan and Juno (related text) portray the consequences of moving into the world. The concept “Into the world” is a process assisted with many new experiences and changes. An individual’s response to these experiences and changes is known as a consequence. Thoroughly portraying the stages of moving into the world with the assistance of an array of techniques, the novel “The story of Tom Brennan” by J.C burke and the movie “Juno” composed by Jason Reitman, distinctly present a...

    2006 albums, Europe, Jason Reitman 1012  Words | 3  Pages

  • Module C Focus Tom Brennan

    TYPE OF TEXT: Prose Fiction TITLE: The Story of Tom Brennan AUTHOR: J C Burke COURSE: Standard MODULE: Module C: Texts and Society Module C: Texts and Society This module requires students to explore and analyse texts used in a specific situation. It assists students’ understanding of the ways that texts communicate information, ideas, bodies of knowledge, attitudes and belief systems in ways particular to specific areas of society. Electives in this module are designed around a specific...

    Education, Fiction, First-person narrative 684  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan notes

    conscious and he’s the only one I can blame. I don’t think I can forgive him. What am I going to do with my life now? I can’t play footy, cricket, swim, and even write. I’ve got future of endless misery for trying to help my mate. Why me? Chapter 5- Tom is really upset by Daniel’s behaviour towards him at the beach. Write his diary entry for that day. The silence, the darkness. I’ve seen it before, the night of the crash. I saw the anger in his eyes. Man sometimes Daniel annoys me It haunts my...

    Aerosmith, Bankruptcy in the United States, Chapter 12, Title 11, United States Code 2095  Words | 8  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan Text Response

    Year 10 English The Story of Tom Brennan Complete all tasks in well constructed sentences. During reading the book: Prologue What is a prologue? Why do some writers use a prologue? A separate introductory section of a literary or musical work. Chapter 1 - 5: How do Tom and Kylie feel about having to relocate their lives to their grandmother’s home and the new town of Coghill? Tom and Kylie don’t have a positive response to moving in with there grandmother due to the fact that they were...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's, Family 1683  Words | 6  Pages

  • Mod C - Into the World - Tom Brennan

    Into the World Into the world explores the aspects of growth, transition and a broader world. Through personal experiences, people are able to learn, grow or change as an individual. Barriers and obstacles determine how an individual can change or grow by responding to the situation. The novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ by J.C Burke explores the ways how individuals grow when they are taken out of their comfort and venture into new experiences. The novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ by J.C Burke...

    American football, Brennan Family Restaurants, Colloquialism 828  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    The Story of Tom Brennan was on Tom’s journey out of the darkness which engulfed him after the tragic road accident. After Daniel Brennan crashed his blue ford falcon into a tree, killing two and injuring another, Tom’s world spun into a darkness he couldn’t explain. The feelings of rage and desperation or normal life consumed him. The Story of Tom Brennan is all about dark and light, the things that turn us dark and the things that can turn us back into the light. Focusing on Tom after the accident...

    American films, Darkness, Debut albums 526  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    The Story of Tom Brennan by J.C. Burke starts with a serious car accident. The main character Tom Brennan is a seventeen year old boy whose life changes when his older brother, Daniel, kills two people, Luke and Nicole, and paralyses his cousin Fin. The family then move from Mumbilli to the town Coghill. During this dark period Tom does not change, or mature. Tom’s Father orders Tom to make a change to his life and encourages him to take the path towards a positive future and to move on from the...

    A Story, Bolesław Prus, Family 622  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    English Essay! English Essay! In the book, ‘The story of Tom Brennan’, the author J.C.Burke, creates a successful novel portraying the life of a teenager and the daily routines that they are faced with throughout their world. In this book the teenager, Tom Brennan, is faced with many obstacles including the party and playing football. While there are many negative incidents that Tom faces, he is not alone. Some positive ideas include support and help of family, always being behind his back, a renewed...

    Reader, The Reader 779  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    Module C: Texts and Society - Elective 2: Into the World Novel: The Story of Tom Brennan (Burke, J C, the Story of Tom Brennan, Random House, 2005, ISBN-13: 9781741660920) Rubric: In this elective students explore a variety of texts that deal with aspects of growing up or transition into new phases of life and a broader world. People encounter different experiences and respond to them individually. These personal experiences may result in growth, change, or other consequences. Students respond...

    Family 6635  Words | 18  Pages

  • Tom Brennan. Related: Only 19 Redgum and Green Street Hooligans Lexi Alexander

    into a new world. In this world there may be obstacles, hardship and often rejection, in the end this move will be positive and an individual will find that through pathways of hardship and misadventure, Horizons will be broadened. The idea of experiencing new pathways is conveyed through the novel “Tom Brennan” by “J.C. Burke” as well as “Redgum’s” “Only 19” and the film “Green street hooligans” by “Lexi Alexander”. “The story of Tom Brennan” explores through a first person outlook Tom Brennan’s...

    Character, Fear, Green Street 1248  Words | 3  Pages

  • into the world

    them back as they try to overcome challenges and move into the world. This is shown by a personal battle with their inner self, personal choice leading to a change in their emotions, different people having different ways of adapting to new challenges, individuals trying to shut off the rest of the world and the help of others an individual's attitude will change as they enter the world. This is shown the the novel The story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke and in the movie Shrek by (director) An individual's...

    Princess Fiona, Shrek 1105  Words | 2  Pages

  • Into the world essay

    Journeys into new worlds are often characterise by both problems and opportunities. Transitioning into a new world is a complex process which is defined by possibilities and difficulties. The novel “The story of Tom Brennan” by J.C Burke explores the transitional process into a new world as a catalyst for a beneficial change and the emotional barriers and resistance to change the protagonist Tom Brennan experiences. Comparably the film “Hurricane”, by Jewish Norman portrays the negative process...

    2006 albums, Africa, Batman 2464  Words | 7  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    THE STORY OF TOM BRENNAN. PLOT SUMMARY - Story opens with prologue - Its early morning and the Brennan’s are silently leaving town. They are forced to go, as most of the town is quite hostile towards them - They move from Mumbilli to Coghill - Slowly, it is revealed to us that they left because of something Daniel had done (he was drink driving, and met with an accident, killing Luke and Nicole, and Fin became paralyzed) - Brenan’s move in with Carmel - All struggle to cope with the consequences...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's, Emotion 3738  Words | 10  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Speech Trial Assessment

    mature from these experiences. It makes us mature and has definitely taught me a thing or two and what I’ve learnt is, our lives are defined by our choices and the pathways we choose to take. They might be good or they might be bad. My name is Tom Brennan and I’ve just been through so much this past year and I’m here to talk to you guys about it because I’ve been told talking about it helps. Last year my brother, Daniel, was in a drink driving accident in which he played a big part of and resulted...

    2006 albums, Accept, Ayumi Hamasaki 963  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan - Speech

    story of “Tom Brennan”, by J.C. BURKE. The concept of new aspects is highlighted thoroughly throughout the book. Tom’s teenage years is a period of great agony and guilt as he is traumatized by the incident that occurred with Daniel and how it affected his life. During this phase he is also trying to find himself after the event that had changed his life forever. In this time he realises in life what is important to him, in this time he also moves out of his own segregated little world, into the...

    843  Words | 2  Pages

  • Essay Into the World

    ‘Moving into the world involves different pathways to new experiences’ could be interpreted in many different ways. In The Story of Tom Brennan by JC Burke, Tom experiences different emotions and situations as he attempts to move into the world when his brother Daniel is involved in a tragic car accident. The image by Image Zoo also shows four different pathways leading into the one tree with branches that lead up into the sky. This picture shows the tree of life and how people can take different...

    Branch, Emotion, Life 1296  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Module B

    transition seen in the story of Tom Brennan is from the start of the novel where Tom is isolated to see him develop to his renewed self, their fore successfully transitioned into the world. The audience first see’s this transition when he speaks to his sister Kylie. Often people look to others for support and help for a successful transition into the world. Another major transition is the physical running with Brennan which is metaphorical for training to enter a new world. This transition is described...

    Empathy, Europe, Guilt 621  Words | 2  Pages

  • Moving into the world opens up new phases of life and influences the way people interact with each other.

    Moving into the world opens up new phases of life and influences the way people interact with each other. Does anybody here remember their first day of school? Completely alien to what we were used to, 5 different classes a day, 5 different teachers a day. Catching the bus home. Tom Brennan relives this experience in a way. Not exactly, he had much more severe circumstances. The story of Tom Brennan is a novel about a family that gets torn apart because of the reckless actions of their eldest...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's, Child Protective Services 2190  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    OF TOM BRENNAN. In the novel ‘The story of Tom Brennan’ absolutely no good comes from the car accident involving Daniel. Do you agree? Whist the disastrous incident involving Daniel was an utter tragedy positives did eventually come out of it. The Brennans meet new people who aided in the recovery of the family. The family learn to accept what has happened and are now reconnecting as a family after being torn and broken apart due to the car accident. As a result of the accident the Brennan family...

    2009 albums, American films, English-language films 452  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    Every person is an individual, and although each of the Brennans’ reaction to tragedy was individual, the effects all branch from the six stages of grief; denial, anger, guilt, depression, acceptance and growth. Not all members of the family displayed their progression through each of the stages, but each individual demonstrated a certain stage. The first stage of grief is denial, which was clearly displayed the family’s refusal to discuss what had happened to each of them and Tess’ strong insistence...

    2002 albums, Acceptance, Defence mechanism 287  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Belonging Essay

    ‘Moving into the world involves different pathways to new experiences’ could be interpreted in many different ways. In The Story of Tom Brennan by JC Burke, Tom experiences different emotions and situations as he attempts to move into the world when his brother Daniel is involved in a tragic car accident. All three of these texts show that moving into the world involves different pathways to new experiences shown through different circumstances, problems and views. Furthermore the position of characters...

    Branch, Emotion, Experience 705  Words | 2  Pages

  • Toms

    Corporate Social Responsibility of TOMS Shoes BUS 311 Ethical Management May 20, 2013 Tom's Shoes Corporate social responsibility is defined as "actions of an organization that are targeted toward achieving a social benefit over and above maximizing profits for its shareholders and meeting all its legal obligations" (Ghillyer, 2012). The for-profit company, TOMS Shoes, takes social responsibility seriously starting with their central goal: "We can create a better tomorrow by taking...

    Better, Business ethics, Corporate social responsibility 854  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    CHAPTER SUMMARIES Prologue The Brennan family silently drive away from Mumbilli in the early hours of the morning. Although they were once respected in the town, they must depart quietly so that they could leave without fear of abuse from some of the town members who are angry with the family because of the irresponsible action of eldest son Daniel Brennan. There is no doubt that as a family they are feeling ashamed and anguished. ‘In a couple of hours they would wake and find us gone, far...

    Bankruptcy in the United States, Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's 4567  Words | 14  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    This book is about Tom Brennan The book is about Tom Brennan dealing with the troubles of his brother who crashed a car while he was drunk and killed 2 friends and put a family member in a wheel chair for life in this easy I’m going to tell you how all the brennan family members dealed with this tragic accident. DAD, Dad is the anchor of the family if it wasn’t for him the brenndan family would be in a very bad position he reacts harshly and moves his family to another town because...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Even Worse, Family 442  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennen

    Into the world Topic sentences: * Different pathways influence the transition into new phases of life for individuals. * Often it is unexpected and unplanned phases of an individual’s life that provide the most opportunities and challenges. * For an individual to complete the transformation into new places and a broader world they must ensure they have an unyielding belief in one’s self. * Into the world is when an individual faces new challenges while making a transition mentally...

    Attack!, History of Sudan, Politics of Sudan 943  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    into the world can challenge individuals' beliefs and attitudes” Related text and one other” Core text + Related text Individuals' beliefs and attitudes are the product of the world they live in, and consequently these beliefs and attitudes are challenged when one moves into a new or different world. Both The Story Of Tom Brennan (2005) by J.C. Burke and The Door (When) by Miroslav Holub explore this notion of change through the experiences encountered when moving into different worlds. The Story...

    Africa, Asia, Earth 748  Words | 2  Pages

  • Toms

    are young kids in our world that are affected in many more ways than you think because they don't have shoes. However, a man with the name of Blake Mycoskie is helping to defeat this terrible problem. Being shoeless is a bad thing, but luckily there is a solution to this problem. The solution to the problem is called Toms, and all you have to do is buy a pair of shoes to help out. For every pair of shoes that you buy there is another pair of shoes delivered all over the world and even in some specific...

    Athletic shoe, Flip-flops, Footwear 2738  Words | 6  Pages

  • Tom Brenna Speech

    Tom Brennan Speech. How has the prescribed text you have studied conveyed how knowledge attitudes and beliefs of characters have been affected by the transition of going ‘Into the World’? How would you and your family cope with a major tragedy? Would you be bitter, argue or cling together? And most importantly how would you even begin to move on with your life? Throughout the book ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’, each character deals with the tragedy in many different ways. Tom becomes depressed and...

    Analogy, Family, Metaphor 1064  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Character Profile

    Characters in ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ and how they deal with aspects of growing up or transitions into new phases of life and a broader world. Character: TOM BRENNAN Experience encountered | Growth, Change or other consequences as a result of the experience | Key quotes | Language identification and analysis | Car accident | Tom wants his old life back prior to the accident and he sees the accident as the end of his life as he knew it. He loses his sense of identity and sense of family...

    American football, Back to the Future, Mind 875  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan

    The Story of Tom Brennan. Discussion Points. After the tragic accident, for Tom Brennan’s family everything and everyone went downhill for a long time. Tom became noticeably insecure and had a lot of trouble dealing with his own emotions let alone everyone else’s. Kylie became an angry teenager. She didn’t want anything to do with any of her family at first. She couldn’t stand being around them. Tess was neglectful to her family and only cared about Daniel. She was depressed to the point of being...

    Alcohol law, Alcoholic beverage, Automobile 630  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    A related text – Fast Car – engages the reader to take the journey with the main character as they push through their harsh life with alcoholism and rejection where they are forced to choose a new world in preference to their current world which is close to shattering. The repetition of “you got a fast car” is the main characters way of connecting to those around her. In the beginning of the song, she wants to do all the new and exciting adventures together with her partner as he is her safe haven...

    Antagonist, Character, Protagonist 587  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    THE STORY OF TOM BRENNAN J.C. Burke TEACHING SUPPORT KIT by Joy Bloumis B.A. B.Ed. M.P.C.A 1 THE STORY OF TOM BRENNAN Teaching Support Kit CONTENTS Notes on the author Synopsis Genre, structure and style Background notes on alcohol abuse Chapter summaries Themes, motifs and symbols Character analysis Quotations General discussion questions and activities Essay questions Oral assignments Short written responses Extension work Appendix: How to plan a text response 3 4 5 6 7 17 22 26...

    Brennan Family Restaurants, Brennan's, Family 14950  Words | 37  Pages

  • Tom Brennan Techniques + Notes

    Into the world The Story of Tom Brennan Quote |Technique |Effect | |“...We’re all hurting. It’s not helping anyone being like this” (p11) |Dialogue (Gran) Collective ‘we’ |Gran sums up the far-reaching effects of the accident through the collective nature of “we’re all” and the negative connotations of the word “hurting”. | |“That was the thing about my sisters, she’d become tough. It was like I hardly knew her anymore” (p29) |Characterisation of Kylie; simile; metaphor |Tom sums up Kylie’s...

    Analogy, Collective, Figures of speech 433  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan and Mao's Last Dancer

    “The Story of Tom Brennan” is a novel reflecting our own sense of crushing a negative life experience and overcoming that with new and positive adventures into a new world. The novel written by J.C. Burke demonstrates journey of acceptance and hardship that the Brennan’s had to face throughout their stay at Coghill and their past from Mumbilli, especially for Tom. Each individual creates their own choices to stumble upon their experience which may either trigger awful consequences or opportunities...

    Africa, Close-up, Face 543  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Story of Tom Brennan

    different ways that characters cope with fear. Tom Brennan is frightened of many things. He is frightened by the death of Nicole and Luke, the quadriplegia of Finn, the imprisonment of Daniel, the illness of his mother, the challenge of establishing himself in a new community. How does Tom confront his fears and cope with them? Tom initially feels guilt ridden by a number of the tragedies that had occurred. With support from people such as C,T and B, Tom starts to realise that these tragedies were...

    Anxiety, Character, English-language films 472  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tom Brennan + Edward Scissorhands Hsc Belonging Essay

    The experience of moving into the world can challenge individual's beliefs and attitudes. The texts The Story of Tom Brennan and Edward Scizzorhands illustrate this through their featured themes of belonging and the introduction to a new world. The Story of Tom Brennan illustrates that the introduction to a new environment can force an indiviual to rethink their beliefs and attitudes. The plot takes Tom and his family, the Brennans out of their home town after tragedy strikes and they are forced...

    Belief, Earth, Europe 703  Words | 2  Pages

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