The Novel, Looking For Alibrandi Is Charged With Emotional Energy.

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LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDIThe novel, Looking for Alibrandi is charged with emotional energy. Firstly, this book is written as both a social and cultural analysis of a teenage girl's life. Secondly, Josephine Alibrandi is a third generation Italian Australian caught in a claustrophobic family tradition who acknowledges the family spirit, insists that she can free herself, even though she sees herself trapped by oppressive class stereotyping.Firstly, this book is written as both a social and cultural analysis of a teenage girl's life.An example of two different cultural people experiencing each other's way of living, is when Jacob Coote got to know Jose. However, once they found out each other's morals towards life problems started. Jacob did not like the fact that Jose would not make love to him, she felt insecure and thought that that event was breaching her morals. As seen in the book, once they came to understand each other's ways, they compromised. This Novel is written as a social analysis of a teenage girl's life. As Quoted in the first line of paragraph six of page six, "Anna, one of my best friends, turned to face me and nodded slightly." By specifying the fact that she is her best friend, there is alreadya proof that she closely bonded with her friends. This is also shown on page 1 8-21. Jose, closely describes her four friends. The relationship between her and he mother is described on page 5 paragraph four. "My mother and I, have a pretty good relationship, if a bit erratic. One minute we love each other to bits, and spend hours in deep and meaningful conversations. The next minute we'll be screeching at each other about the most ridiculous thing, from my room being in a state of chaos to the fact that she would not let me stay overnight at a friend's home." As shown in this Quote the relationship between herself and her mother is typical.Secondly, Josephine Alibrandi is a third generation Italian Australian, caught in a claustrophobic family tradition who acknowledges the family...

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