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    Tomorrow, When the War Began, written by Australian author John Marsden is set in a small Australian town known as Wirrawee. The text displays the themes of war, change, friendship, leadership, growing-up, romance and courage. The novel tells a story of a group of teenagers who lives turn around, when they return from their camping trip from Hell. All eight of them need to step up in order to stay alive. The main themes highlighted in the chosen passage are friendship, romance and leadership. Corrie and Kevin are in love, Ellie and Lee find love in one another and Fi and Homer fall in love. Fi loves Homer dearly, as she started planning ahead for their future “so when [they get] married [she] can help him heaps and heaps”. This passage is set towards the end of the novel, in chapter twenty-one. The scene is when Ellie and Fi are waiting for the signal from Lee so…

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    Genre Novel Study- Tomorrow When the War Began Genre can be defined as a category of literature, such as the young adult and the dystopian genres that will be explored in this essay. An excellent example of the dystopian and young adult genres is the novel Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden, first published in 1993. This essay will discuss how effectively this novel fits into the young adult and dystopian genre. It will consider the various features of both the genres and discuss them…

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    In John Marsden’s novel, Tomorrow, When the War Began, chapter 4 furthers the plot through three important events: first was a snake that slithered through Homer’s sleeping bag, secondly was the numbers of planes were flying in the middle of the night without any lights on, and lastly was through Ellie’s conlcusion that “Hell is people.” Toward the start of the chapter, the group was having a great time of their life, enjoying and exploring Hell. However, there were little incidents that…

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    The novel Tomorrow, when the war began. by John Marsden is about a group of 7 young adults, these 7 people go on a camping trip to a place they had never been before, a place they could only imagine was horrible due to the fact of, The Hermit. These young adults go on a trip over commemoration weekend, when they were gone an unknown army started to attack wirra wee because there using it to access the rest of the country, these soon to be adults start to fight back, and gain control of their…

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    Tomorrow When the War Began: Ellie and Homer The novel, Tomorrow When the War Began, by John Marsden, uses characters that reflect the independence and strength of Australian youth. They have strengths, intelligence and abilities that allow them to take control of their situation and survive. Ellie and Homer show this best. John Marsden has created a typically Australian novel because he has set the book in a stereotypically Australian environment, a small country town surrounded by the bush.…

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    In John Marsden’s novel Tomorrow, When the War Began the group is faced with a war that brings out the good and bad qualities in the group. During the novel the group adapt to living in a war zone. The war brings out some bad qualities, which causes the group to consider revenge, but it also brings out some of the good qualities such as leadership and courage. War isn’t about being nice or about having a good time. The group starts to realise that they aren’t going to win this war without…

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    Tomorrow When the War Began is an action and adventure novel published in 1993 by John Marsden. The novel is told in the perspective of Ellie Linton, and her teenage friends who return home from a camping trip. They discover that their town has been invaded and has been occupied by an enemy army. The teens are forced to work together and survive the war while fighting back. Many texts often explore themes and issues that are important to society. An important theme that is evident in the novel…

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    Introduction: Tomorrow When the War Began, written by John Marsden and The Book Thief directed by Brian Percival, had demonstrated the three themes Friendship, Danger/Death and .. with a similar ideas throughout their texts. Theme 1 In both texts, Tomorrow When the Wat Began and The Book Thief had clearly shown the theme Friendship throughout their story. Tomorrow When the War Began had shown the theme Friendship in their story, each member in the group has a better relationship with one…

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    Fictional dystopia or future reality? To the present day tales and predictions of our future has played a big part in pop culture. Dreams about hovercars, spacecraft and other mysterious machines has been leading the technical evolution forward for years. There has been hope, and happy excitement about what’s to come. But during the last decade things have most definitely changed. Holographic cellphones have been traded for deadly weapons and the hovercars developed into horrendous war tanks.…

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    Love is shown through the relationship that exists between Homer and Fi. In the text the teenagers are playing in the water and Homer gets distracted by looking at Fi. In the beginning Homer is immature, a loud mouth, disrespectful, a troublemaker, wild, crazy and many others When Homer meets Fi and falls in love with her, John Marsden shows a change in Homer to one of thoughtfulness, maturity, bravery and he shows emotion and compassion in Homer. This is how love is shown between Homer and…

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