Distinctively Visual

Topics: Short story, Emotion, Fiction Pages: 2 (581 words) Published: July 23, 2013
Compare the ways the distinctively visual is created in Lawson’s short stories and in ONE other related text of your own choosing.

Distinctly visual techniques are conveyed and compared in Lawson’s short stories and Catherine Hardwicke’s 2003 film Thirteen. Both Lawson and Hardwicke’s texts employ techniques such as personification, Imagery and flashbacks, which highlight and communicate the ways distinctively visual, are compared in texts.

Henry Lawson establishes the harsh environment of the Australian landscape through vivid images of relentless isolation, poverty, survival and sacrifice in the words “bush all around-bush with no horizon” this emphasizes how they are surrounded with cruel repetitiveness and nothingness that accentuates their isolation and aloneness. The monotonous description of the landscape and their day-to-day lives contrasts the characters realization that they are tied to the land and grind of reality that the drover’s wife won’t experience any break in the uniformity of the scenery as she’s engulfed by existence not existing. Imagery is used to convey distinctively visual to the audience giving a clear tone and mental image of the characters surroundings.

Similar visual techniques are used to communicate distinctively visual in Catherine Hardwicke’s ‘Thirteen’, to convey the experience and characters to the audience. Distinctly visual techniques, flash forward, camera effects, and color palette are used thoroughly throughout the film to enhance emotional and physical changes, create depth and significance in the film.

The Drovers Wife’ brings to life the already rich experiences created through distinctively visual techniques of flashbacks, flash backs allow the audience to intimately engage with the drover’s wife as she reminisces the familiarities of her ordeal with the “brute black snake” which threatens the life of her four children and dog alligator. Lawson uses detailed description of place, emotion and feeling,...
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