How Have The Texts You Have Studied This Year Effectively Shaped Your Understanding Of The Meaning Of ?Change??

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?Change? is a process that can have valuable or futile outcomes for the parties involved. The value of the outcome resulting from ?change? is determined by the dynamism of an individual or group in their ability to open their rationale to changes in perspective. This understanding of ?change? has been effectively shaped and represented through subsequent readings of the set text, a prose fiction Looking for Alibrandi, Text 1 ?The Door? and Text 2A and 2B from the stimulus booklet, and a variety of supplementary materials. Within each of these different text types the authors use a number of literary and artistic techniques to convey meaning and effectively shape this impression about ?change?.The set text, Melina Marchetta?s Looking for Alibrandi focuses on the views of the main character Josephine Alibrandi. Josephine is the persona in the novel. Josephine?s major misunderstanding and dissatisfactions at the beginning of the novel are her realisations of the social, class and cultural differences that exist between her and her peers. She appears superficial and childish. ?No matter how much I hate Poison Ivy, I want to belong to her world. The world of sleek haircuts and upper class privileges. People who know famous people and live educated lives. A world where I can be accepted. Please, God, let me be accepted by someone other than the underdog.?(Josephine ? Page 32). Josephine is insecure, has a hatred of being illegitimate, hatred of her Nonna, is frustrated with living in a Sicilian culture that has ?ridiculous rules and restrictions?, and ?being stuck at a school dominated by rich people.? She is overwhelmed with an initial feeling on entrapment.In the year the novel describes, we witness Josephine experience ?change? in a positive manner in contrast from her earlier self-doubts and miseries. She changes her perspective and position on those differences that separated her in the beginning, discarding the displeasures that kept her from finding inner freedom. ?If someone comes up and asks me what nationality I am, I?ll look at them and say that I?m an Australian with Italian blood flowing rapidly through my veins. I?ll say that with pride because it?s pride that I feel.?(Josephine ? Page 259) Josephine achieves her emancipation through adopting an increased maturity, and learning truths she never knew. This is a gradual process that does not come together at any one point. We witness Josephine accept her culture, class, and social status for what it is, realising she cannot cut herself away from it. Josephine?s emancipation suggests that ?change? is a process, and although difficult it can be fulfilling. It is up to the individual to embrace a positive and accept what they have, working towards positive outcomes in life.In displaying this concept of ?change?, Marchetta uses a first person retrospective narrative that immediately captures reader?s attention. The story is told through Josephine's eyes who is the protagonist of the novel. This...

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