What Features Of 'the Willow Tree And Olive' Make It A Suitable Text? This Essay Is For Australian Students In Yr 10

1071 words - 5 pages

What features of 'Willow Tree and Olive' make it worthy to study? 'Willow Tree and Olive' is a post- modernist novel by Irini Savvedes. The story presents a period of a young girl's life during which we see her discover and accept things about herself by remembering things from her past that she has tried to forget. Olive is a teenage girl in her last year of school trying to get through the difficulties that come with adolescence: fitting into school, her family and her culture. A speaker who comes to her school triggers something in Olive's memory as she talks about child abuse. Olive is remembering that she was raped as a child, something she never told anyone and forced ...view middle of the document...

We are then able to discuss the subjects of the melting pot vs. the salad bowl and how different cultures fit into society. Rape and abuse are obviously some important themes in the novel and we learn about the reactions victims have afterwards and the stages they go through for recovery. There are occurrences that are quite vividly important to Olive's recovery: remembering the abuse, regressing back to the child she was when it happened, recognising that she was the victim of rape, realising she was the victim, going to Greece to see the place where it happened, and sewing the olive seeds. Coming to terms with the rape was a long, hard and emotional ordeal for Olive, but we see the strength in her and a human's capacity for emotion. She could not have gotten through the recovery if it hadn't also been for some supportive characters: Kerry, her best friend; Paras and Xino, the people she stays with while in Greece; Sappho, the lesbian poet she learns about; and Ms Cavanough, Olive's English teacher. The style the book is written in is highly effective for the story. It is broken into normal narrative style from Olive's and several other character's points of view, pieces of poetry and writing by Olive, and songs and poems describing Olive's feelings. It is, you could say, fragmented, as a mosaic is. A mosaic is a piece of art made form lots of little pieces of a picture and put together to make a beautiful image depicting all the artist wants it to; in this case, it is a striking portrait of the journey of a young girl going through hardships that no one should have to endure, but coming through as a better person for it. I can then venture to compare this novel to another piece of art created from fragments. It is far from your conventional text with a beginning, middle and end. There...

Find Another Essay On What Features Of 'The Willow Tree And Olive' Make It A Suitable Text? This Essay Is For Australian Students In Yr 10

This essay is about the "beast" in the "Lord of the Flies". It tells about what the beast is and what it is not

774 words - 3 pages destroy the boy’s civilization and is accountable for two deaths. The beast can be viewed upon as a nonhuman animal, or it can be viewed as the fear and evil inside of us. The beast is evil, is not order, and can be compared to the Lord of the Flies.The beast is evil in the Lord of the Flies because it takes over many of the people and places that evil in the center of them. The boys could have thought clearly and reasonably if they would

This essay is a critique of a performance entitled 'Eat it up' performed by the up and coming Australian dance company called Steps

1102 words - 4 pages perfectly and they also reflected the maturity of the piece. They were also reminiscent of the noir movies. The same can be said for the girls' hair. However as the dance went on, their hair fell out and looked really ragged and haphazard. It showed the chaos they had been through and that they were worn out by living in this netherworld. The music continued throughout the piece as a perfect accompaniment to the theme and the choreography. The

This is essay is entitled "Soda Ban". The assignment asked for a speech and thus the essay is in speech form. It is against the soda ban

1021 words - 4 pages connection to being a cause of child obesity. And lastly, banning soda is an inconvenience because it doesn't affect the students at all; it just makes another busy student's life harder. Deborah Ortiz has absolutely no clue what's going on and shouldn't be senator. The soda ban is an inconviniace to students because it will make a student's already hectic life more troublesome. As I conclude this fantastic speech, I think all of you in this room will agree that the soda ban is a ridiculous solution to a made up problem.

What are the main features of the five sector circular flow model? How is equilibrium achieved and what implications does this have for policy makers?

970 words - 4 pages upon one another. The Australian Economy is open, which is its open to flows of goods, services and capital from overseas using different currencies (with fixed exchange rates). In the open economy income is used for consumption, savings, tax or spent on imports.The new feature in the five-sector model is the overseas sector that includes imports and exports - Trade. The same principles apply to this model as the imports are represented as

What is the purpose of a business plan and why is it an essential first step for a start-up firm? This essay also addresses commom problems with small businesses

804 words - 3 pages What is the purpose of a business plan and why is it an essential first step for a start-up firm? A business plan can get you in to action when just beginning to plan the future of your business. Starting a business can seem like a long, intimidating and drawn out process. A business plan will help you ease this task by setting things apart so that they may be seen more clearly. It also helps by breaking the process into pieces. So, writing a

What features in Islamic Art, and Architecture make it distinctively different from previous cultures.

895 words - 4 pages . The 5 pillars of Islam, the declaration of faith, the duty to pray 5 times a day, giving Zakat, the alms’ charity, fasting in the month of Ramadan, and the performance of Hajj. There are numerous Islamic accomplishments, the Qur’an being one of them, # 69 caught my attention, The (Muslim) believers, the Jews, Serbians, and the Christians- that those that believe in God, and the last day, and do good deeds, will have nothing to fear and regret. I am wondering what is really being taught at the Mosques. I would enjoy going on a hajj., I think it would be an exciting journey.

The attitude for success...This is a real good essay for a teacher who always says"don't tell me what happend tell me why and how" Its basically his life before he helped make the US free

726 words - 3 pages The Attitude For SuccessBenjamin Franklin is America's poster child for how to make it big in the United States. He is proof that with hard work, perseverance and a little bit of luck anything is possible in the land of opportunity. As the son of a soap maker and having seventeen siblings, Ben knew from an early age nothing would ever be given to him and he would have to work hard for anything he would want. Franklins' rise to success is still

This essay is a biography of Charles Manson. In Freudian terms, it explains the way his mind worked. This essay was made for psychology 41 (Life Span)

1943 words - 8 pages beach boys. "My music is not music. It's a rap, a talk. Nothing I do over. I do it once from the soul in a trance. Its not entertainment. I'm not a clown or an actor. I'm not in trade nor am I running for office. I'm a prophet calling out warnings of ATWA. I'm authority from god. Here is the trouble. We come out with new. Others grab it, run and make movies and t.v. shows with distorted bits and pieces of the real for money and approval and rock n

This essay is on President Millard Fillmore. It gives a breif bio and explains what he did during his presidency for the country and gives my view

834 words - 3 pages liked. But because Fillmore was anti-slavery he tried to make everyone happy and instead of passing a bill that would stop the confusion of the slavery issue he averted a civil war that would later come anyway and temporarily satisfied the South.I agree with Millard Fillmore, I would have kept California in the union and having them non slave state because if you extended the line of the Missouri Compromise it would have gone through California. I

This is an essay called "The Peach Tree" which is a story about a personal epiphany like one found in the writings of James Joyce

1275 words - 5 pages couple of summers ago. I know for a fact that it made me a totally different person. A group of students from my French class, including our French teacher went to Paris, France. He introduced us to a whole other world that I had never dreamed existed. My horizons were expanded and I grew a new appreciation for this alien nation. Taking my first step off the plane and into the smoke filled terminal felt like diving into a massive sea of

Describe one process theory of motivation- why is it a process theory? What are the features and how does it apply to the workplace?

806 words - 3 pages behaviour or perceptions.Most subsequent studies, however, have found that predictions from equity theory are supported best in conditions of underpayment, since the threshold for experiencing overpayment is high and feelings of overpayment do not appear to last very long. This is perhaps because we find it easier to rationalize why we should be overpaid than underpaid.Additionally, if enough people in a workplace share the feeling of underpayment

Similar Essays

Willow Tree And Olive Looks For Alibrandi Book Review On 'looking For Alibrandi' By Melina Marchetta And 'willow Tree And Olive' By Irini Savvides Comparison Of Both Books

630 words - 3 pages The two books Willow Tree and Olive (Irini Savvides) and Looking for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta) are very similar and yet very different. There is a distinct connection between the storyline and the personality traits of the main characters of both novels. Yet there are contrasts between the methods by which the authors have employed in writing these novels.Willow Tree and Olive is the story of Olive. Olive is of Greek descent and she struggles

Essay Lexus And The Olive Tree Developments In Kazakhstan

1465 words - 6 pages specific suit. Kazakhstan wore the Russian fur, even though it did not fit. Other difficulties that Kazakhstan was facing after the collapse of the Soviet Union is that for the past 70 years, this republic did not have any working government structures. It is true that every republic in former Soviet Union had their own governments in place, but all of them reported right to the Moscow, and did not make any strategic decisions. So, when all the walls

Title:The Lexus And The Olive Tree. It Is About Globalization And Its Worldly Views

1651 words - 7 pages means people worldwide learned about different standards of living.The author argues that all humans are motivated by the need for sustenance and the need for a sense of community and identity. It seems to be the way of the nature itself. The path for a utopian society, in which the balance between the two desired tasks is achieved, is extremely difficult. The level of such struggle is highly present in all countries worldwide (except the States

Prostitution Opposition: This Is A Persuasive Essay For Legalizing Prostitution. It Features Financial Reasoning And Better Use Of Police Resources As Reasoning

1182 words - 5 pages Prostitution OppositionProstitution is one of th oldest trades known to man and even at the present time, while it is illegal in most areas of the United States, it is still employing many women and is solicited by even more men. Prostitution should be decriminalized because we are paying too high a financial and social cost for the ineffective enforcement of laws against it. The money and the law enforcement personnel freed by legalizing