"Melina Marchetta" Essays and Research Papers

Sort By:
Satisfactory Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Powerful Essays
Best Essays
Page 1 of 21 - About 208 Essays
  • Good Essays

    reflections of their authors‚ but in reading interviews with Melina Marchetta‚ I am led to believe this is not the case for her‚ at least not with Taylor Markham. However‚ I do believe that Marchetta chooses her characters very specifically. Throughout the book‚ Taylor is introduced and developed as a character with remarkable depth and insight‚ despite her tender years‚ and I think this has a lot to do with the way that Marchetta views maturity and coming-of-age. I get the impression that

    Premium Melina Marchetta Michael L. Printz Award English-language films

    • 959 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Looking for Alibrandi is a novel which mostly deals with the concept of emotional change. Through a number of characters‚ the author‚ Melina Marchetta demonstrates clearly the concept of change and changing perspective. A variety of events happen throughout the novel to these characters which influence their lives and change their perspectives. Through these events Marchetta shows that change and change of perspective can be triggered by certain events and experiences‚ it can be gradual‚ it is a natural

    Premium Fiction English-language films Character

    • 1244 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Assessment 2: Text Analysis Response- Examine a turning point “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta “Looking for Alibrandi” is a contemporary novel about a 17 year old Catholic girl‚ Josephine Alibrandi‚ who was in her final year at school. Her life was turned upside down when her father came into her life for the first time‚ her close friend committed suicide‚ family secrets came out and she encountered love. During the course of the novel she had to deal with issues such as

    Premium Fiction Character Melina Marchetta

    • 270 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    The two books Willow Tree and Olive (Irini Savvides) and Looking for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta) are very similar and yet very different. There is a distinct connection between the storyline and the personality traits of the main characters of both novels. Yet there are contrasts between the methods by which the authors have employed in writing these novels. Willow Tree and Olive is the story of Olive. Olive is of Greek descent and she struggles with conforming to the traditions of her culture

    Premium Melina Marchetta Character Fiction

    • 618 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    reactions and relationships. Marchetta extensively explores the themes of family‚ tradition and culture/identity using different relationship‚ reactions‚ actions and dialogue. Throughout the novel‚ the theme of tradition is shown thoroughly using relationships‚ actions‚ reactions and dialogue. Tradition is hugely important in this novel‚ as it is a big part of both John’s and Josie’s lives. Marchetta compares two different reactions to tradition‚ and expectations through John and Josie. John’s reaction

    Premium Family Melina Marchetta Interpersonal relationship

    • 1025 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Saving Francesca

    • 569 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (2003) • St Stella friends use to guide her identity. • Mia is suffering depression and is no longer telling Francesca who she should be and what she should be doing. • Francesca has always been influenced by her mother and her St. Stella friends who she is and now that the connection is lost so is Francesca and her identity. • Starting at St. Sebastian’s is giving her the opportunity to explore who she really is. • The person Francesca is trying to be

    Premium Melina Marchetta Looking for Alibrandi

    • 569 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    What ideas about Australia does your novel Explore? Looking for alibrandi is a novel by Melina marchetta that displays ones inner struggle with there own identity. It is set in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and explores various ideas about Australian culture‚ landscapes and stereotypes. Australia is culturally diverse and is accepting of others cultures. Many people that live in Australia have cultural backgrounds other than Australian. In looking for alibrandi‚ Josephine alibrandi is of Australian-Italian

    Premium Australia Fiction Character

    • 377 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    alibrandi essay

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages

    relationships and discoveries interweave. “Looking for Alibrandi“ published in 1992 by Melina Marchetta‚ “In the park” written in 1963 by Gwen Harwood and “What a girl wants” created in 2003 by Dennie Gordon all show immense discoveries and send messages through the techniques like hypocracy‚ flashback‚ sarcasm‚ camera angles and polar opposites. In the text “Looking for Alibrandi‚” published in 1992 by Melina Marchetta discoveries are uncovered through the interpersonal relationship between Josie and

    Premium Interpersonal relationship Melina Marchetta Love

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    In Melina Marchetta’s novel‚ "Looking for Alibrandi"‚ the theme of identity is a process of discovery along a journey for most of the characters. Although John Barton’s journey is short by the end‚ he knew what he wanted and he made sure that no one was hurt more than necessary when he achieved it. Josephine Alibrandi discovers her identity after many developments in her life‚ many of which include Jacob Coote‚ John Barton and Katia Alibrandi. Katia Alibrandi‚ Josie’s grandmother‚ (nonna) has experienced

    Premium Melina Marchetta Family

    • 1515 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    faced by adolescents due to the changes that hinder their journey and must be overcome before progressing through to adulthood. Melina Marchetta successfully explores some of these many rites of passages including social status‚ family difficulties and cultural acceptance. One of the many hardships that Josie overcomes involves the acceptance of her cultural heritage. Melina Marchetta’s use of metaphor‚ “culture is nailed into you so deep‚ you

    Premium Fiction English-language films Melina Marchetta

    • 704 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
Previous
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 21