Throughout the novel it shows cultural differences and a lack of communication and understanding between the family. You can see that all the Alibrandi women are wearing red. Some of these techniques are internal dialogue and voice-over narration, day-dream sequences and colour enhancement. Her mother Christina had her out of wed-lock at a young age. Identity, the word that describes who we are and how we see ourselves as a human being. She imagines herself standing beside John who is now the Premier of Australia and that she is Mrs Alibrandi-Barton. Knowing where you belong At the beginning of the film, Josie thinks she doesn't belong anywhere.
She becomes shadow attorney general like the most powerful lawyer in the country and all of the people she knows gather around her. This determination stems from her education and desire to step away from her Italian life and responsibilities, breaking away not only from her family and their narrow mindedness but also the entire Italian culture. Reflection Looking for Alibrandi has the obvious and crucial advantage that it follows the story of a girl in year 12 in Sydney, Australia and so students will have no problems relating to the text. Why does John list the different things people want him to be? Through a number of characters, the author, Melina Marchetta demonstrates clearly the concept of change and changing perspective. In both the movie and the film it reflects Greek culture and traditions. But then I found out it was just the boy next door.
The bad emotions like when John Barton committed suicide and when Josie felt like an outsider was really heart breaking but when the goodtimes happened I really felt happy for her. All these barriers are stopping her from finding her identity, but at the same time contributing to it. The first technique that Woods uses that is very effective appears in an important. She has one burning ambition: to find her place in affluent society and to break free from her embarassing, stifling italian family. This quote by Psychologist Carl Jung is clearly evident in both texts looking for Alibrandi and The Simple Gift.
This book covers all of them, sometimes it made me feel like crying and sometimes it made me feel like laughing. Dionysus Which country is the home of the oldest continuous theatre tradition? As an adolescent girl she has her own group of friends, who she meets on the weekend. This represents something of a loss of innocence, where Josie is no longer as dreamy or as optimistic as she was at the beginning of the film. Hands Hands are often things that we take for granted, but watching what they do in a film can be quite a useful way of exploring ideas and relationships. She thinks that at 28, she is still very similar to them in tastes, and that today's teenagers are maturing very much faster than those of her time. This explain that Josie has learned a lot from John and he has helped her mature.
He thought she was wealthy because she goes to 'that snob school'. I have spoken to a few people about this topic and most have disagreed with this statement. The novel journeys the idea of cultural acceptance through a series of events that displays the impact of family enigmas. Her academic scholarship ensures her place at the school as she is not as well off as the population of largely wealthy Anglo-Celtic girls that attend the school. It has women admiring themselves on it, but also the phrase 'Eastwest'. Carly and her father both wanted Josie kicked out of the school and sued for what she did, until Josie called her father into the school to help her out with what happened as her was a barrister. Josie also has to deal with the normal up and down roller coaster ride of being a teenage girl.
The two texts I have chosen are the novel looking for alibrandi by Melina Marchetta and the film Shawshank redemption by Frank Darabont. The social context is very violent in the beginning showing scenes of rape and assault. She helps her pick up the photos. There are many differences between John and Jacob, whilst the social classes; personality;. Studying, Sera tells Josie that her relationship with Jacob is doomed because they come from different stock.
Colour plays a symbolic role in this film. What was the previous encounter between Josie and Michael? While the choices we make mainly determine our destiny, some things that are out of our control can completely. She feels that she's lucky to have time to still achieve what she wants in life. The sequence before she arrives is one continuous shot until Josie arrives. In all films cosyumes are essential to make a successful production.
Michael arrives and tries to get Josie to tell him what name Carly called her, but she won't say. Planes often symbolise people wanting to go places. Spotting a quiet moment, Christina and Michael talk about Josie, but it quickly develops into an argument which Josie, then Nonna walk in on. They dance for seven and a half songs, then while angling for a lift with John, Jacob offers to drop her home. She does not know who her father is her nonna is nags on about everything in her life, she falls in love with the school captain of Cook Iyre and her best friend commits suicide. Josie wants to live in the present, and not being tied down by old traditions. Another example of a day-dream sequence is when Josie is watching Carly, a very rich and spoiled daughter of a racist talk-back host, getting out of the car on the first day of school.