The Real Voyage Of Discovery Analysis

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” Marcel Proust. Through this quote discovery could defined as manifold notion, which comprises exploring something for the first time or rediscovering something that has been faded, forgotten or concealed. People may experience different types of discovery which could be sudden and unexpected. However it may affect them physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. This response will focus on the idea of discovery that relates to the themes of Aboriginal connections to their family and culture and the discrimination upon them and discovery of new place and character. This well demonstrated through the texts “Rainbows End” by Jane Harrison, …show more content…
Through the play the audience find out more about the concept of discovery and how it relates to the theme of the Aboriginal people being connected to their family and place. For example in act one thirteen discovery has been exposed through the dialogue that occurs between Dolly the Aboriginal girl and Errol her boyfriend when Errol tells Dolly ‘Lets get married and live life better than the river” then Dolly refuses to go with Errol and tells him that she love her place and family and she will never leave them. This was unexpected discovery for us and as well for Errol when Dolly refuses to go even thought that she loves him. The reason for this to be unexpected discovery is it affected the reader and the Errol intellectually because it changed their perspective of the Aboriginal people therefore It create new view point of the unpleasant life that the Aboriginal people are facing but indeed they still have their dignity and appreciation for their land, family and culture.
In ‘Son of mine’ the son and us realises the theme of the discrimination and racism against the aboriginal people and this evidence of an unexpected discovery for son and the audience. ‘Puzzled hurt by colour line’, “What can I tell you son of mine?” Then rhetorical question which helps the audience and son discover the mother feelings towards
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For example, the use of imagery “They came here to the place of their old bora ground” this was first time discovery for the audience which they discover about the Aboriginal land which “The bora ground”, the ‘Bora ground” is an Aboriginal ceremonies place and also could be their meeting place. Line six Notice of the estate agent reads: 'Rubbish May Be Tipped Here”. Through this the audience discover the black world of white society and discrimination that the white society had against the aboriginal people which by disrespecting their ceremonial place and making it rubbish

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