Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' Jasper Jones '

1047 Words Apr 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Jasper Jones is a 2009 fictional novel by Fremantle-based writer Craig Silvey. Jasper Jones is a novel that deals with so many different issues and themes ranging from truth and lies, to stereotypes and assumptions, to the cruelty of humankind. Silvey’s novel follows the story of young Charlie Bucktin; the protagonist of the novel, a scrawny, socially awkward Caucasian thirteen-year-old living in a reginal mining town called Corrigan in the 1960s; who is late one night startled by his secret visitor, Japer Jones. Jasper Jones is known for his terrible reputation in Corrigan. He is known as a thief, a liar, a thug, a tyrant, as lazy, unreliable, feral, and he is practically an orphan because his dad is never home and always drunk. If something goes wrong, he is the first one blamed. So when Jasper begs for Charlie’s help, he eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Silvey’s work is loved and praised, it has won and been shortlisted for several major awards and is often referred to as ‘an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird’. Silvey connects with the reader by using stylistic conventions to communicate ideas throughout the novel, such ideas about people and events are created by Silvey’s use of techniques. Said techniques being characterisation, setting and theme.
Silvey’s use of characterisation makes the reader feel as if they’ve known the characters for years and because of this, the readers engage and sympathise for and with them.…

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