• Journeys
    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...
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  • 10 Mary Street and Neighbours
    “10 Mary Street” by Peter Skrzynecki and “Neighbours” by Tim Winton both contain elements that contribute to a sense of belonging. In “10 Mary Street”, their connection to their house is established through the nurturing of their garden. A simile is used “tended roses and camellias like adopted children”...
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  • chapter 09 goe
    fiction which is highlighted in this chapter. Jean Little’s poem “Yesterday” shows a child’s own awareness of this process. Most of the other poems in her anthology, Hey World, Here I Am! (Kids Can Press, 1986) would complement discussions of realistic fiction as well. Contemporary realism for children...
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  • Scission-Secrets Notes
    Novel Study: Scission by Tim Winton Story 1: Secrets * Summary: * Kylie aged around nine years. Her parents divorced, forced to live with her mother and partner (Phillip). Lives in the memories of her father. Dislikes her new house and Phillip. She gains comfort in having a secret, which are...
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  • Belonging
    ideas are explored in the texts, ‘The Ride of Zhu Bao Sheng’, a third person short story by Nick Long, and ‘Big World’, a first person short story by Tim Winton, which both explore the idea of belonging being challenged and how this affects one’s sense of belonging. Our sense of belonging is derived from...
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  • Symbolism in Cloudstreet
    Mark: 18/20 The most direct way in which an author reinforces the themes of a novel is through the use of literary devices. In Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, one of the most prominent of these devices is symbolism, which plays upon the aesthetic sensibilities harboured by the text's audience and provides...
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  • No One Generations See Eye to Eye
    molluscs are often cited... The Bluest Eye belief generates a self-loathing which, along with an act of violence that she becomes victim to, causes her to go mad. In the article, The Bluest Eye: Notes... Blue Eyes Technology Bluetooth technology is used for communication and coordination between the...
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  • My Father's Axe by Tim Winton
    My Father's Axe by Tim Winton Setting 'My Father's Axe' begins at the main character's semi-rural house. A house in which he had lived most of his life. This was a house filled with so many memories, stories and emotions. It is also the house where the main character discovers that his father's...
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  • How the Characters in Tim Winton’s Minimum of Two Struggle to Cope with Change
    How the Characters in Tim Winton’s Minimum of Two struggle to cope with change Winton’s stories depict many kinds of change and the characters struggle to come to terms with their new circumstances. Coping with change is made more difficult by the fact that many of the characters are unable to express...
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  • Bellonging
    their experience and knowledge. Discuss this view with detailed reference to your prescribed text and one other related text of your own choosing. Tim Winton once said “Our Culture is obsessed about belonging, but people haven’t grasped the notion that you have to earn belonging, to earn some kind of comfort...
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  • Essay on That Eye, the Sky
    The Novel That Eye, The Sky written by the Australian novelist Tim Winton is a novel about a little boy named Ort who has a big heart that prevails his family against hell itself. The story is about generosity, insight and originality. This novel challenges the readers on whether “families are really...
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  • The Things They Carried
    July 13, 2007 The Burdens They Carried In Tim O' Brian's, The Things They Carried, he talks about the Vietnam War and its effects on the country. Tim O' Brian uses the psychological approach to tell the sorrows of war. The things that they carried had all represented a part of each soldier...
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  • belonging
    wishes to change his style of dancing. This goes against the authority and the federation and affects the whole community. In Neighbours written by Tim Winton, illustrates a married couple broaden their beliefs about belonging to a place through acceptance from the community which allows them to create...
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  • Tim Obrien Rhetorical Strategies in the Things They Carried
    Everyone experiences something that's effects their life in some way; In the novel The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien uses flashbacks as well as imagery to help the readers understand what he went through and the impact it had on his life. While in The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd uses symbolism...
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  • Anne the Bag Lady
    o’clock at the park, pushing her grocery cart full of her treasures. A cart overflowing with heavy-duty black garbage bags as well as an array of duffels and suitcases. The black garbage bag an ambiguous container the contents within cannot be seen or known. As she pushes her cart, the constant rattling...
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  • noway in hell essay
    live in the sleepy seaside town of Longboat bay. Winton constructs Longboat bay as a peaceful quite place that belongs only to Able, Dora and Blueback, a place were they enjoy diving and were “Able swims with his mother in turquoise waters ”. Winton constructs this setting to make the reader think...
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  • Identity
    sense of belonging. This is explored within Tim Winton’s short stories, ‘ Neighbours’ and ‘Big World’, and in Robert Walker’s poem ‘Okay, Let’s be Honest’. Identity can change and evolve depending on belief, change, language and shifting influences. Tim Winton, the composer of ‘Neighbours’ has a perplexed...
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  • The Multicultural Society
    has become famous in the English-speaking world. The novel White Teeth has been written by one of today’s best selling British authors; Zadie Smith. Her novel discusses how the younger generation handles the problems they meet in England. The health service is also improved as newcomers come to the UK...
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  • Belonging
    the worlds represented in Suggestions for related material Fiction • Monica Ali, Brick Lane http://www.themanbookerprize.com/search • Tim Winton, Breath http://breath.timwinton.com.au/ • Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clark HaHa http://www.themanbookerprize.com/search • Aleksander Solzhenitsyn...
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  • The Things They Carried
    How does shame fit into O’Brien’s Portrayal of the war experience? The war experience can carry a lot of shame for a soldier. Tim O’Brien portrays it very well in his book “The Things They Carried.” There are many ways shame can show itself during war although you wouldn’t think so since they are serving...
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