Looking for Alibrandi Essay

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  • Looking For Alibrandi Themes

    Essay: The film ‘Looking for Alibrandi' traces Josephine's Higher School Certificate year. Select four people and/or events from Josephine's final year and discuss how these people or events changed Josephine's perspective.…

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  • Importance Of Identity In Looking For Alibrandi

    “Our culture, our traditions, our language are the foundations upon which we build our identity.” Culture has a huge influence in shaping a person’s identity, it also contributes to how a person will think, behave and views the world. And in the novel “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta, the protagonist Josephine Alibrandi goes through a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to come to terms with her culture. However, ultimately Josie and the reader both realise that her identity is…

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  • Importance Of Freedom In Looking For Alibrandi

    or is to use your hands to be respect and enhance the freedom of others? Before I finish reading the book “Looking for Alibrandi”, I may believe that get out of one’s control is the meaning of to be free. However, when I finish reading the book, I started wondering, living in a way of respects and enhances the freedom of others is the truly meaning of “to be free”. Therefore, I agree with Nelson Mandela’s quote, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that…

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  • Looking For Alibrandi Character Analysis

    The novel ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ by Melinda Marchette is all about Josephine Alibrandi searching to achieve her ‘emancipation’ from her family and cultural heritage. In this essay, I will write about what Josie learns about her family, friends and cultural background, what she learns about herself through the year and how this helps her to achieve her ‘emancipation’. Josie lives at home with her single Mum Christina. Christina had Josie when she was 17. Josie’s father moved to Adelaide after…

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  • Looking For Alibrandi Discovery Analysis

    is that discovery is a process. In Looking for Alibrandi Josie goes on a process of developing her relationships with her father. At the beginning she is angry and not interested in him. She says “You should be a politician. They’re full of crap too”. But she goes on a journey of discovering her relationship with him and begins to feel dependant on him. We can see she changes in this quote “…being able to hear Michael snoring made the night-time sound so alive”. Discovery is also about being…

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  • Love And Love In Christopher Marlowe's Looking For Alibrandi

    The Senior English Curriculum currently uses texts that are easy to read and have comical contexts and allow students to pick different themes to read about. Like the theme of identity and acceptance which are evident in the novel Looking for Alibrandi, or the corrupting sensation of guilt which is seen throughout the novel of The Song of an Innocent Bystander. Poems are also analysed, and the poem The Passionate Shepherd to his Love, represents the concept of love and romanticism, and what…

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  • Self-Identity In Looking For Alibrandi By Melina Marchetta

    Melina Marchetta’s, ‘looking for Alibrandi’, follows the story of Josephine Alibrandi, a typical teenager going through adolescence and learning more about her self-identity. The question posed is, “how has the author used stylistic features and conventions to depict an idea and to influence interpretations of this idea?” Features include the plot/script, characterization and Intertextual references. The plot/script shows the progression of Josie getting a grip on her self-identity by…

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  • Cross-Cultural Communication In Looking For Alibrandi By Melina Marchetta

    Every culture is different in their ways, not only do people with different cultural backgrounds speak different languages, but their styles of using languages are also different as they possess diverse values and beliefs. Modern society’s transnational flows of people will force us to confront these differences in the context ranging from language, arts, education,etc. The novel “Looking for Alibrandi” by Australian author Melina Marchetta published in 1992 has identified and addressed a set of…

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  • Adolescence In Looking For Alibrandi And The Killing Of Mud-Eye

    Adolescence is a vital time in the development and shaping of one’s personality, beliefs and self-image. It is a time of finding one’s self, and is accompanied by the difficulties and angst of doing so. Adolescent angst is a key theme and is evident in both the texts ‘The Killing of Mud-Eye’ written by Celeste Walters and ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ directed by Kate Woods. The main characters from each, Linton Begg and Josie Alibrandi, struggle to overcome these problems, mainly within their family…

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  • Racism And Social Issues In Looking For Alibrandi By Melina Marchetta

    Throughout the novel Looking for Alibrandi written by Melina Marchetta reflects on several issues that Josie Alibrandi faces during her final year at school. The issues she encounters are social, family problems and falling in love for the first time. Josephine confronts social issues by facing racism and cultural differences. She develops family relationships by meeting her dad and further expands her relationship with her Nonna Katia. Josephine falls involve for the first time and faces many…

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