• 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...
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  • Tom Brennan Chapter Questions
    English Wide Reading 2013- AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE The 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...
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  • Speech
    seek, they must overcome and conquer these obstacles. This evident in J.C Burke’s The Story of Tom Brennan, a novel that is based on one family’s tragedy and how individuals grow when they are taken out of their comfort zones and venture into new worlds. Similarly, this is also seen in J.L Hancock’s...
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  • Essay
    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...
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  • 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...
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    The experience of moving into the world can challenge individual’s attitudes and beliefs. The novel ‘The story of Tom Brennan’ by J.C Bruke both explore different ways that individuals can Grow when they are taken away from their comfort zones and are made to go into new experiences. The author of...
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  • The Story of Tom Brennan - Speech
    Good morning all. New aspects or experiences in life are unavoidable for all individuals in the 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...
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  • Tom Brennan. Related: Only 19 Redgum and Green Street Hooligans Lexi Alexander
    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...
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  • "Into the World" Tom Brennan & Rt
    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. The concept of ‘new...
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  • 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...
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  • The Story of Tom Brennan
    THE STORY 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...
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  • The Story of Tom Brennan
    growth and progression in their maturation phases. The novel “The Story of Tom Brennan” follows the Brennan Family in the aftermath of a fatal car crash in which the protagonists (Tom Brennan) brother Daniel was drunk behind the wheel which ended up taking the lives of two others and paralysing a...
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  • Tom Brennan
    Jane Burke said that the main focus of her novel, 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...
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  • 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...
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    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...
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  • The Simple Gift
    Brennan is a novel by J.C Burke. It’s a story about an accident that changes Tom and his family’s life forever and because of this the family leaves their town because they are no longer welcomed. Both texts represent Belonging through relationships, acceptance, understanding and identity. Through...
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  • Essay
    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...
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  • English Essay
    Compare and contrast the ways in which Tom Brennan and Juno emerge ‘into the world’ ‘Into the world’ explores the nature of growing up and the transition from childhood to adulthood. It can involve the journey of discovery, the coming of age and overcoming adversity. The story of Tom Brennan and...
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  • Mod C - Into the World - Tom Brennan
    . 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 follows the lives of the Brennan family, namely the title character Tom Brennan...
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  • Tom Brennan
    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...
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