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    ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ Oral Presentation Good morning ladies and gentleman, today I would like to talk about the relationships between parents and children. There’s no doubt that our parents can have a significant impact during different periods of time in our lives. From the first word we spoke to the very first step we took, our parents have taught, helped and influenced us in different kinds of way. Many people think that the bond between parents and children weakens as the children grow older and move into teenage years as adolescence is a period when children go through series of physical as well as emotional changes. It is true that the relationships may change during adolescence, but it is a time when children need even more support…

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    Looking for Alibrandi is a novel that originally published by the author Melina Marchetta in 1992 with young adult and bildungsroman genre. It's a story of a girl who is in her final year at school, brought up with an Italian background. Suddenly discovering the truth of her life, the truth of her family's secrets upbringing, falling in love and having to deal with her mother and Nonna's daunting and her father who she never saw until now all coming over to her life is just unbelievable.…

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    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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    “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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    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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    The novel, ‘Looking For Alibrandi’, explores important ideas through a cleverly crafted narrative. The book discusses these themes using a range of different techniques to get us as readers to connect with the main character. Some of the themes raised are; teen depression/suicide, social expectations, multiculturalism, growing up, racism, identity and belonging, peer pressure, adversity, and family. We explore these themes as a young teenage girl, named Josephine, who has Italian heritage and…

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    Identity is strongly influenced by peer and family relationships In the novels Looking for Alibrandi and Wonder, protagonists Josephine Alibrandi and August Pullman’s sense of self is influenced by the people they form relationships with. Both Josie and August feel that they look different to their peer’s which distances them from their societies. Their eagerness to fit in is shown by the need to control the things that they have power over in their lives such as dress and “image”. Family life…

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    Looking For Alibrandi Novel Essay – Leonardo Cufone Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta is about a seventeen year old girl called Josie Alibrandi. She was born in Australia, and has an Italian background. She is in her last year of high school at St Martha’s High School, where she has a scholarship. Throughout the novel, she learns about her family’s history, relationships, the importance of hard work and emancipation. Some of the key themes of the novel are family and relationships,…

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    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 is a classic novel written by Melina Marchetta in 1992, which involves different Australian identities, in particular Josie Alibrandi, who has an Italian background as well as an Australian one and has to deal with students who are racist to her. She goes through the standard life of a teenager, but explores in detail how she differs from her fellow students, her father who wasn’t there for her up until this one point and suddenly becomes a big part of her life is one…

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