"Looking For Alibrandi" Essays and Research Papers

  • Looking For Alibrandi

    The novel "Looking for Alibrandi" by Melina Marchetta explores the life of a seventeen year old Australian/Italian teenager named Josephine Alibrandi. Josephine is attending a upper class private school in the suburb of Glebe, Sydney NSW in her last year of high school. Thorughout year twelve Josephine comes by adolescent events both positive and negative such as racial comments, understanding the secrects and truth of her family, reuniting with her father who has been abscent all her life and finding...

    Family, Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta 870  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Looking for Alibrandi is a film that conveys the meaning of identity through the use of a variety of film techniques illustrated by the composers. The Outsiders, a novel by S.E. Hinton also has the meaning of identity hidden away somewhere between its pages, as does the poem The Road Not Taken but between its four stanzas. Poetic and language techniques give us a better idea of the meaning of identity. Identity, the word that describes who we are and how we see ourselves as a human being. A lot...

    Family, Looking for Alibrandi, Meaning of life 1693  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Review

    strong girl struggling to come to terms with a newly discovered father, an overpowering grandmother and the death of a close friend. ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ was a novel that compelled me to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next in Josephine Alibrandi’s eventful life. Melina Marchetta, author of the multi award winning ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ says that she finds the young adult group fascinating and identifies strongly with it. She likes the stage teenagers are at of being so...

    Family, Father, Grandparent 827  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking For Alibrandi and Erik Erikson Essay

    be recognised in the film Looking For Alibrandi. Looking For Alibrandi follows Joesphine Alibrandi at her final year in high school, the year she meets her father, falls in love, looses her best friend and find the truth about her family. By reflecting on my own life experiences and the characters in Looking For Alibrandi, I am able to see how the theory applies to the process of growing up. Eriksonʼs theory is evident through Josieʼs character in Looking For Alibrandi. Due to her age, Josie is...

    Developmental psychology, Erik Erikson, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development 1031  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi (Belonging)

    Emma Sherratt Looking for Alibrandi – Essay Adaptation is something that happens and it can’t be stopped. It can either conclude in a negative or positive way. Some people can’t handle the adjustment and they can suffer severe consequences. Others can handle the adjustment and they achieve a personal growth within themselves. In the compelling novel ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ written by Melina Marchetta, Josephine Alibrandi is a typical immature teenager, struggling to deal with the responsibilities...

    Adaptation, American films, Emancipation 970  Words | 3  Pages

  • Year 11 Changing Perspectives Essay ('Looking for Alibrandi' and 'Breath' by Tim Winton)

    Personal Growth Practise Essay “The process of changing perspectives inevitably contributes to personal growth.” Analyse how this idea has been represented in your prescribed text, “Looking for Alibrandi”, and one related text of your choosing. As individuals, when faced with gruelling or traumatic experiences, we are often compelled to feel a sense of loneliness and seclusion. However, it is precisely these times of isolation, through reflection and a willingness to embrace the situation that...

    Death, Life, Looking for Alibrandi 1225  Words | 4  Pages

  • ‘Inner Journeys Always Involve Unexpected Problems’. to What Extent Does Looking for Alibrandi Support This Idea?

    Unexpected problems are clearly seen intertwined throughout Josie Alibrandi’s inner journey to find identity and emancipation in the novel Looking For Alibrandi (LFA). The reappearance of her father, discovering her Nonna’s secretive past and the shock of John Barton’s suicide are all unexpected events that unpredictably shape and directly contribute to her inner journey. When Josie's father abruptly appears in her life, Josie is forced to accept the fact that her father is not a myth and this...

    Blu Mar Ten, Family, Looking for Alibrandi 1346  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Melina Marchetta’s novel, Looking for Alibrandi, was produced into a movie directed by Kate Woods (2000). It is a reproduction of the book with its own interpretation. The changes in the film from the book are shown through the characters, the scenes and important events that have been either cut or changed to suit the audience. In both the movie and the film it reflects Greek culture and traditions. Looking for Alibrandi relates to growing up and the everyday disasters of being a teenager. Some...

    Anthony LaPaglia, Culture, Film 610  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    The Australian film, Looking For Alibrandi was set in the 1990’s in Sydney NSW. The film was based on the novel written by Melina Marchetti. A 17 year old named Josie Alibrandi played by Pia Miranda, tells the story of her life through her point of view, being an Italian living in Australia. There were several themes through the movie including romance, family and tradition. There were many techniques used to emphasise the themes including motifs, music and settings, which showed really well of...

    Film, Ketchup, Looking for Alibrandi 438  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Looking for Alibrandi is a novel written by Melinda Martchetta which captivates its audiance within the first few minutes of reading with the use of different language and narrative conventions.The book itslef is about a journey to which we travel everyday. It shows us the importance of knowing who we are and who our family is. The issues throughout the book are so much like the ones we face on a regular basis such as depression, love. hate. expectations,betrayal and admiration, Winner of numerous...

    Face, Family, Father 441  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Themes

    Looking for Alibrandi is the story about Josephine Alibrandi’s last year at her exclusive girl’s school. This is the year she deals with many different things. Many new relationships, her families’ beliefs and culture, death, learning new things about who she is as a person, different leadership roles and responsibilities that she has to deal with in her final year of school. Between film and book, there are many differences; nevertheless they are portrayed in different ways to receive a range of...

    Art, Culture, Deals 673  Words | 2  Pages

  • Death of a Sales Man

    Marchetta's famous australian film Looking For Alibrandi. You might be wondering what cultural values and issues are, can anyone tell me? Cultural values and issues are the individuals desirable or preferable way of acting or knowing something that is sustained over time and that governs actions or decisions. Today I will only discuss a few issues which include the value of life, cultural issues and relationship issues in both death of a sales man and looking for alibrandi. The value of life of willy...

    American Dream, Culture, Figure 8 1463  Words | 4  Pages

  • Inner journeys

    The texts ‘looking for Alibrandi’ and my chosen text ‘Million dollar Baby’ highlight the inner form of journey. Inner journeys involve change, fulfilment, conflict, challenges and understanding; these aspects of inner journeys are what determine my chosen texts. The main techniques in inner journeys are crucial to understanding these texts and the concepts of inner journeys. Thus, my text million dollar baby demonstrate these concepts throughout the film, whilst looking for alibrandi also demonstrates...

    Audience, Clint Eastwood, Grammatical person 1004  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Essay

    An important relationship in the book Looking for Alibrandi by Melina marchette is Josie Alibrandi and Jacob Coote relationship. This is an important relationship because it completely changes through out the novel and is a relationship that helps her find herself. At the beginning of the novel Josie and Jacob hate each other and don’t get along at all. But as they start spending more time with each other and get to know each other more their relationship grows and they understand each other more...

    Life, Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta 408  Words | 2  Pages

  • Australian Stereotypes

    stereotypes are still present in some contemporary Australian literature. I have chosen four contemporary Australian texts that both challenge and reinforce the Australian stereotype. These texts include: Stony Heart Country by David Metzenthen, Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, Initiation by Christobel Mattingley and How Australian Are You? By Jim Haynes. In this speech, my goal is to demonstrate that some contemporary literature encourages young readers to look beyond what is now considered...

    Australia, Culture of Australia, Genre 447  Words | 2  Pages

  • Related Text For Belonging

     Proposal for a Related Text Looking for Alibrandi is a good example of expanding on the theme of belonging. Jose is a confused girl who is searching to find where she belongs in her two different cultures and trying to find a balance of both. Jose being a 'bastard' reflects how she does not feel she belongs in her family, as her nonna has always blamed Jose's mother, Christina for her birth. A quote that proves this is "Nonna says where lucky to be included, because we're cursed we don’t really...

    Culture, Debut albums, Family 637  Words | 2  Pages

  • Journeys

    learning about yourself and others. Do you agree? I agree that journeys are how you learn who you are. As inner journeys are what help form the person you become through the challenges you face in life. In “The Turning” by Tim Winton and “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta, both of these texts have the relation of journeys and self discovery with the events that happen which effects how their life pans out. With all the pressures of school, life which the characters encounter helps them to...

    Existentialism, Human, Life 959  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Essay 1 – ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ ‘How are the differences between Australian and Italo-Australian culture displayed by Marchetta and what effects do they have on the protagonist Josie?” Melina Marchetta’s cult text ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ looks at many issues of growing up in Australia torn between two cultures. The main protagonist Josie Alibrandi was born in Australia into a family with strong Italian cultural links and her battle to ‘find’ herself and her ethnicity is one that I will explore...

    Australia, Cultural diversity, Culture 1790  Words | 5  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    in Looking for Alibrandi. English Essay- Discuss the most important changes that occur in Looking for Alibrandi. The theme change is explored throughout the novel “Looking for Alibrandi” written in a young teenagers perspective by Melina Marchetta confronts the readers the variety of changes happening in a teenager’s life. The book includes changing in relationships, changing in perspective, and growing up. Changing in relationship is one of the main themes explored in the novel “Looking for...

    Change, Experience, Family 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • looking for alibrandi

    “I’ve figured out that it doesn’t matter whether I’m Josephine Andretti who was never an Alibrandi, who should have been a Sandford and who may never be a Coote. It matters who I feel like I am – and I feel like Michael and Christina’s daughter and Katia’s grand-daughter; Sera, Anna and Lee’s friend and Robert’s cousin.” (Pg 261 – Looking for Alibrandi) The title of the novel, Looking for Alibrandi conveys Josephine’s search for self-identity. At the beginning of the novel, she feels like an...

    Anna Karenina, English-language films, Novel 954  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    During life there are many events that we face which help us change our perspectives and gain wisdom. The Bildungsroman feature film Looking For Alibrandi, directed by Kate Woods and released in 1999, as well as the novel Looking For Alaska, written by John Green and published in March of 2005 both explore the transformation from innocence to wisdom. Both of these texts explore the idea that the more we know about people and the more we observe and listen, the greater the opportunity for tolerance...

    Family, Father, Gain 1181  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking For Alibrandi

    Looking For Alibrandi’ by Melina Marchetta leads the reader towards the theme of lost identity and the pursuit to find it. The protagonist, Josephine Alibrandi, displays the importance of self-acceptance through a riveting odyssey of belonging. Marchetta highlights the significance of relationships and the effect that they have towards the outcome of emancipation. The novel journeys the idea of cultural acceptance through a series of events that displays the impact of family enigmas. Josephine...

    Acceptance, Feeling, Love 1157  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    The period of Adolescence is a very important in forming one’s characters and has a great influence which may lead to take risks as one experiences something new. In “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta the protagonist, Josephine Alibrandi is experiencing the periods of adolescence, during this period she deals with the friendships and relationships between John Barton and Jacob Coote(Marchetta, 1992). There are many differences between John and Jacob, whilst the social classes; personality;...

    High school, Melina Marchetta, Personality psychology 1103  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Looking For Alibrandi How has your understanding of narrative conventions helped you to explore the relevant themes in Looking for Alibrandi. Looking for Alibrandi is a novel which mostly deals with the concept of emotional change. Through a number of characters, the author, Melina Marchetta demonstrates clearly the concept of change and changing perspective. A variety of events happen throughout the novel to these characters which influence their lives and change their perspectives. Through these...

    Family, High school, Melina Marchetta 1264  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta provides useful and valuable insights into cultural misunderstandings between Australian and Italian families, relationships and prejudices particularly between Josie, her friends and family. Cross-cultural issues are explored in depth in “Looking for Alibrandi”. The novel shows the family traditional values within Josie’s family, one of these being Tomato Day. This cultural tradition is important because it fosters greater unity between family members...

    Australia, Culture, Discrimination 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    beliefs and opinions is expected and the pressures of expectations are abundant would not be easy. This is especially obvious if the ‘victim' is emotionally unhinged (or at least slightly ajar) and looking for stability through constants, including their heritage and who they actually are. Josephine Alibrandi has all of these pressures heaped on her adolescent mind but the impact is doubled because she doesn't know who she is, which isn't helped by the fact that she has trouble initially ‘bonding' with...

    Emma, Emotion, First-person narrative 1170  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    TOPIC: Josie Alibrandi goes "looking" for herself she discovers she needs to create herself. In the novel "looking for Alibrandi, written by Melina Marchetta," there are many different situations and feelings that Josephine Alibrandi goes through, in order to figure out who she really is as a person. Josie also has to deal with the normal up and down roller coaster ride of being a teenage girl. At the end of her journey she has very different views on certain topics to the original thoughts...

    2008 singles, Family, Life 1067  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Good Morning Good Afternoon Miss McCarthy and class. I will be discussing the novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. The novel, Looking for Alibrandi is charged with emotional energy. Throughout the novel it shows cultural differences and a lack of communication and understanding between the family. This book is written as both a social and cultural analysis of Josephine Alibrandi’s life,, Josephine Alibrandi is 17 years old and comes from third generation Italian Australian. She feels caught...

    Family, Melina Marchetta, Mother 1883  Words | 5  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    In the novel, Looking for Alibrandi, Josie must learn to deal with a whole range of issues. These include her cultural identity, her attitudes to her family and friends, meeting her father for the first time and her acceptance of her place in society. Each of these issues encourages and enables Josie to change and to understand her life and her role in her family and her community more positively. In the beginning of Looking for Alibrandi it is evident that Josie is conflicted about her heritage...

    Family, Mother, Novel 1233  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking For Alibrandi

    One Day Came Josephine Alibrandi (Josie) starts her last year of school at St Martha’s wanting to separate herself from the Italian culture and racism that she has to deal with every day. She feels as though these things are holding her back in life but throughout the book she realises that her culture is her identity and when she embraces it she experiences true freedom and she feels as though she has broken free. The book ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ is about Josie growing up and finding out who she...

    Hatred, Life, Love 1236  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking For Alibrandi

    At the start of "Looking for Alibrandi", by Melina Marchetta we are introduced to a seventeen year old girl by the name of Josephine "Josie" Alibrandi, who is in her last year of high school. By the end of the book it is made obvious that Josephine has gone through many dramatic and important changes, including achieving her emancipation, discovering her family secret, accepting her culture, and meeting, and having a relationship with her father, Michael Andretti. All of these changes, and others...

    Andretti Autosport, Charlie Kimball, Dan Wheldon 1606  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Looking for Alibrandi is a novel which mostly deals with the concept of emotional change. Through a number of characters, the author, Melina Marchetta demonstrates clearly the concept of change and changing perspective. A variety of events happen throughout the novel to these characters which influence their lives and change their perspectives. Through these events Marchetta shows that change and change of perspective can be triggered by certain events and experiences, it can be gradual, it is a...

    Change, Family, Melina Marchetta 1031  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Josephine Alibrandi, a Catholic girl, narrates the novel in her final year of High school. She attends St Martha's, a wealthy catholic school in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Her academic scholarship ensures her place at the school as she is not as well off as the population of largely wealthy Anglo-Celtic girls that attend the school. Her Italian origin has been the reason for much persecution toward her in her life. Her background against the moneyed origins of her peers also provides much source of...

    Catholic school, Family, Father 1483  Words | 4  Pages

  • looking for alibrandi

    Looking for Alibrandi 1. Which part of them film was the most enjoyable? The part that I found most enjoyable in the film was when Josie hit Carly in the face with a history book and broke her nose. Carly and her father both wanted Josie kicked out of the school and sued for what she did, until Josie called her father into the school to help her out with what happened as her was a barrister. 2. What message do you think the film-makers wanted to convey? I think that the message the film-makers...

    Family, Set construction 1377  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for alibrandi

    Josephine Alibrandi is a 17 year old catholic girl who has far more to contend to than her study in her final year at school. This year her life is turned upside down when her father comes into her life for the first time, her close friend commits suicide, family secrets come out, she forms a relationship with Jacob Coote plus Josie has to figure out her own identity. Josie attends St Martha's, a wealthy catholic school in Sydney's Eastern suburbs on an academic scholarship. At school Josie feels...

    Coming out, Ethnic group, Family 1205  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi + Crucible Belonging

    Individual Text Record Sheet for AOS: Belonging Title: Looking for Alibrandi Composer: Melina Marchetta Form and text type: Novel Publication date: 1992 Context: Set in 1992, Sydney, Australia, surrounding the secluded Italian community. Audience: Young adults Purpose: To educate young adults on the stresses and losses of life and how, through reflection, they can set you free. Brief synopsis of text: Looking for Alibrandi focuses on one girl and the shame her family’s indiscretions have...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, Irony 829  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Male Figures

    In the novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, there are many representations of how fathers are portrayed in this novel. Question. Marchetta’s believes that a positive fatherhood figure is essential within a Childs life such as Michael Andretti helping his daughter, Joesphine Alibrandi achieve her emancipation. Marchetta contrasts Michael against negatively representations of fatherhood figures such as Senator Barton and Francesco Alibrandi. In the beginning of the novel, Marchetta represents...

    Family, Father, Fatherhood 841  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Essay

    Looking for Alibrandi Essay A good book leaves us thinking with things to say, and Looking for Alibrandi is a good example of one of those books. It captures the exact thoughts of a seventeen year old girl, stressed out from her upcoming HSC exams as well as the problems going on in her social life. Melina Marchetta engages us in the themes of multiculturalism, love, rites of passage and coping with death and encrypts these themes beautifully and expresses them with emotion and thought. One...

    Death, Emotion, Family 1590  Words | 4  Pages

  • Types of Changing in "Looking for Alibrandi"

    change in perspective, emotional change, physically change and world change. In Looking for Alibrandi, the author, Melina Marchetta demonstrates, the concept of change not only through the main character, Josephine, but also some other minor characters such as Michael Andretti and John Barton though the majority is shown through Josephine. The poem, “The Door” by Miroslav Holub is very similar to Looking for Alibrandi as it also shows the concept of change but it tells us that change can mean that...

    Exclamation mark, Melina Marchetta, Metaphor 1102  Words | 3  Pages

  • Essay for Looking For Alibrandi

    In the film ‘Looking For Alibrandi’, Josie must learn to deal with a whole range of issue. How and why does Josie change?Looking For Alibrandi’ is a film about growing-up which shows us Josie’s journey in searching for her identity and her sense of belonging. This movie is directed by Kate Woods and based on the book which has the same name. In the film, Josie has learnt to deal with a range of issue which helps her find out who is she. Her attitude to Michael (her Dad) had changed very clearly...

    Change, Family, Father 975  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Essay

    run to be emancipated.” Discuss. Looking into the distance, an athlete runner can see the finishing line. However what stands before them are many hurdles one will have to jump over to reach the end. Comparing this analogy to an individual’s life, these hurdles are like the various challenges that one will have to overcome to cross their finishing line, and in order to come first, one will have to run. Melina Marchetta has written a novel, Looking for Alibrandi (LFA), which portrays the events that...

    Culture, Life, Melina Marchetta 1709  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi and Being Sixteen Essay

    Looking for Alibrandi & Being Sixteen Essay The theme of change is explored throughout the novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, Penguin Books 1992, where she confronts the readers about the variety of changes happening in Josephine Alibrandi’s life. Similarly Being Sixteen by Michael Khan also explores the changing of the persona as she grows up and changes her perspective. Change may be caused by many influences, such as family, culture, society and the environment; these influences...

    2001 albums, Change, Fiction 1012  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Chapter summaries

    Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta Chapter Summaries Chapter 1 Josephine Alibrandi is beginning a new school year as the vice-captain of St Martha’s school in Sydney. She promises to be good but already gets in trouble on the first day. Josie introduces herself to the reader as an Italian living in Australia. She lives with her mother, who had her before she was married, doesn’t know her father, and has a close relationship with both her mother and nonna (grandmother). When Josie arrives...

    Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy in the United States, Chapter 12, Title 11, United States Code 2042  Words | 6  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi and the Memory Keepers Daughter

    development of a persons identity. The texts ‘’Looking for Alibrandi’’ by Melina Marchette and ‘’The Memory Keepers Daughter’’ by Kim Edwards both challenge the responder to enhance their understanding of change. Both Marchette and Edwards’s use several narrative techniques to convey change and effectively show the life challenges faced that develop a persons identity. PAC what/ technique 1: Melina Marchetta’s novel ‘‘Looking for Alibrandi’’ was written in a time of multicultural integration...

    First person, First-person narrative, Grammatical person 1085  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi - Inside Story

    that we have much more in common. But I’m still trying to figure out if that’s a good thing or not. All I know is that whether I want to be the hero or the villain in life, I can only think of one person that would really care. Josie, Josephine Alibrandi to be exact. Her letter didn’t sound anything like her. I was…amazed. That’s the word. Amazed at how passionate she is, the way she explains things, the way she elaborates. Yeah, she’s one of those controlling people, but for her, I don’t mind. You...

    2005 singles, 2008 singles 1033  Words | 3  Pages

  • Feature Article - Looking for Alibrandi

    She was the vice school captain of St Martha's, has the support of friends such as Sera, Anna and Lee and her close relatives, her mother and grandmother, and most of all her boyfriends Jacob Coote and John Barton. Italian Australian Josephine Alibrandi, 17, says life has become “crazy” at this year because of the events at school especially the HSC coming up. She has been learning to resist and overcome the selfish social and racist people calling her an ethnic and wog and is dealing with controversial...

    Competition, Family, Love 805  Words | 3  Pages

  • quotes of the book looking for alibrandi

    and you laugh instead of crying.” 61 “And when you'd finished running you'd be thousands of miles away from people who love you and your problem would still be there except you'd have nobody to help you.” 62 “I spent the whole morning looking at him. He looked at Mama. Mama looked at me. Then he would look at me. I would look at Mama. She would look at him. In different circumstances, I'd be amused.” 64 “You're the father of the person who is my life.” “It's too late. Seventeen-year-olds...

    2004 singles, 2005 singles, 2006 singles 888  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Year 10 English

    Looking for Alibrandi: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” Victor Frankl “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” By Victor Frankl Victor Frankl is saying when we come to the point where we can’t change a situation that we are forced to change ourselves instead. This process of changing ourselves is a challenge but in a funny way is easier than pushing and trying to change a situation...

    2007 singles, Attitude change, Change 1710  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi Short Story

    of feeling emotions anymore? It was as if John was a ghost. Doing what he had to do to get through the day. Doing what he could to make his father proud. That wasn’t living in his opinion. It was merely existing. His hands started to tremble. Looking up at Josie he studied her. She had a look of pure concentration on her face as she wrote everything down. He couldn’t help but envy her. Sure her life wasn’t perfect but it was a hell of a lot better than his. She could choose her own career without...

    Comfortably Numb, Emotion, Hand 829  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Looking for Alibrandi Looking for Alibrandi is about a seventeen year old girl named Josephine Alibrandi. Her mother Christina had her out of wed-lock at a young age. She experiences turmoil because of her over baring grandmother Nonna who is afraid of change and tries to protect Josephine from the new world, Christina is a woman caught between her mother and daughter but she just wants Josephine to be her self and not be tied down by the Italian bonds she was. Josephine is becoming closer to...

    Australia, English-language films, Family 421  Words | 2  Pages

  • Change of perspective: Tuesdays with Morrie and Looking for Alibrandi

    understanding of those around them. This experience is unveiled in the texts Looking for Alibrandi directed by Kate Woods and Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Ablom. Kate Woods bildungsroman film “Looking for Alibrandi”, follows the transformation of an Italian/Australian girl Josie Alibrandi, whose cultural and filial ambivalence positions her as being combatant and antagonistic. The title itself is symbolic of Josie looking for her own identity. This feeling of not knowing ones true self is shown...

    Film editing, Film techniques, Happiness 900  Words | 3  Pages

  • Acting for Film - Looking for Alibrandi, the Rabbit Proof Fence

    various acting techniques are ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ and ‘The Rabbit Proof Fence’. ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ is a film which delves into the slightly messed up life a seventeen year old girl. A certain scene from this movie looks at Alibrandi’s home life and the relationship between her, her mother and her grandmother. As the scene revolves around the mother and grandmother fighting, most of the dialogue in this scene comes from them, however the camera is on Alibrandi for majority of the scene. This...

    Actor, Actors Studio, Emotion 1184  Words | 4  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Australia does your novel Explore? Looking for alibrandi is a novel by Melina marchetta that displays ones inner struggle with there own identity. It is set in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and explores various ideas about Australian culture, landscapes and stereotypes. Australia is culturally diverse and is accepting of others cultures. Many people that live in Australia have cultural backgrounds other than Australian. In looking for alibrandi, Josephine alibrandi is of Australian-Italian descent...

    Australia, Culture, Culture of Australia 384  Words | 2  Pages

  • "Looking For Alibrandi": Changes in the Character of Josephine

    In the novel "Looking for Alibrandi" by Melina Marchetta, the main character Josie undergoes numerous changes by the end of the text. Throughout the year that the book covers, many events occur that change Josie's personality and attitude towards the world. She matures from being a very stubborn and hot-tempered girl to a more responsible and experienced young woman. When we meet seventeen-year-old Josephine Alibrandi, at the beginning of the text, our first impression of her is that she is very...

    Character, Girl, Melina Marchetta 1002  Words | 3  Pages

  • 'Looking for Alibrandi' essay. Theme: Family

    influenced Josephine and what impact does it have?Family is one of our main influences in our lives, although we are not always aware of it. It shapes the people we are and the choices we make in our lives. In the text 'Looking for Alibrandi' by Melina Marchetta, Josephine Alibrandi is seeking to be free from the world and its misunderstood societal regulations throughout her twelfth year of high school - the year of change and new ways of thinking. Throughout her journey, her family influences her...

    2007 albums, 2009 albums, Accept 1128  Words | 3  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    Good after noon fellow students and teachers I am here to talk to you about my choice of two texts that I have chosen that are related to adaptation. The two texts I have chosen are the novel looking for alibrandi by Melina Marchetta and the film Shawshank redemption by Frank Darabont. Adaptation is a movement from a previous state to a new state which will cause people to react differently depending on what the change is. Adaptation is expressed throughout life in many different aspects and formats...

    Close-up, Dollar Baby, English-language films 535  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

    novel 'Looking for Alibrandi' explores the senior years of Josephine “Josie” Alibrandi with her struggle in forming her identity, falling in love with Jacob Coote and the unexpected arrival of her father Michael Andretti. Through each of these important ideas the character of Josie, Jacob and Michael, grow to understand and achieve their emancipation. Being faced with hardships in life in life result in understanding of identity and knowledge. The character of Josie in the novel 'Looking for Alibrandi...

    Character, Fiction, First-person narrative 611  Words | 2  Pages

  • Looking for Alibrandi

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