Change and Reality

Topics: Robert Drewe, Change, Novel Pages: 3 (930 words) Published: August 15, 2010
Whose reality
“Our sence of reality is influenced strongly by place where are lives, our place in our family and our place in society” Plan (My intention)
In this piece my intention is to explore the above through commen life situations and the situations that has happened in the Shark Net novel. It is my intention to write this as an interveiw expository with my audience being readers of a newspaper (Herald Sun) and fellow readers of the Shark Net novel.

Our sence of reality is influenced strongly by place: where we live, our place in our family andour place in society as shown in robert Drewe’s autobiography The Shark Net . As a boy Roberts Drewe’s change in life dictates his future self sense of reality from change of scenery, his friends and parents and certain events that significantly altered his reality forever. Robert Drewe’s change of scenery as a boy ultimately changed his perception on reality and what he considered the “norm”. As I myself have moved from Adelaide to Melbourne I knew what it is like. Things that our considered normal in Adelaide like collecting cans and bottels and taking them to the local recycling plant for poket money is considered strange in Melbourne because it dosent happen. I one where to use the word “Grouse” in Adelaide you would be looked at strangly and then followed by a “what”. These little changes in habits is set by where we live and this changes our outlook on reality and what we perceive to be reality. Robert Drewe haad this expirence as a young boy moving from Melbourne to western australia, where he noticed that all the young boys and girls walked around in bair feet.”There was obiously something important going on with feet”. As such he learns to accept this as his new reality. Where you live changes your reality, but our roles in our family, have there fair share in the altering of ones reality.

The role in one’s family dictates your responsibilities an your authority in the family. This changes what...
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