Distinctive voices

Topics: Poetry, Literature, Claudia Palacios Pages: 2 (702 words) Published: October 14, 2013
Composers use distinctive voices within their text's to enable us to think about significant issues within the world. Marele Day in her novel " the life and crimes of Harry Lavender" uses the literary form of a detective fiction genre to challenge our perceptions of the roles of men and women in society and presents us with characters who use distinct voices in different situations revealing much about themselves and their relationships with others. Whereas Andrew Patterson challenges city life to the romanticism of the bush and outback throughout his poems. Each of these composers use distinctive voices to present their ideas and allow us to think about certain issues within society.

The Most Distinctive voice within Marele Day's novel "the life and crimes of harry lavender" is that of Claudia valentine. The voice of Claudia is unique and original. She is a strong and independent female private investigaque. These aspects ensure that her voice must be distinctive from the cliché' voice of a male private investigator. She still equips the generic voice of a male private investigator in that she comfortable uses jargon with her conversation. " the crims don’t discriminate anyway they blow away a woman just as readily as a man". She is also open in her descriptions of others evident in her figurative and colloquial description of Steve Angell " eyes like the pools you find beneath waterfalls". Day has not only created a distinctive voice for Claudia but a believable voice for a character that is appealing to the responder in many ways. Her voice is believable because she is often lacking formality and speaks in colloquial terms familiar to the Australian reader " a spanner in the works".

The voice of Marele Day is also clearly evident in the novel. Her voice is interspersed throughout the novel, revealing a concern for the future of Sydney and for humanities failure to value the past and present. Her voice is poetic yet honest capturing her opinion of...
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