7 Stages Of Grieving Analysis

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DRAMA ESSAY: The content and style of contemporary theatre reflects society. -The 7 Stages of Grieving -Ruby Moon Since the first methods of dramatic form were performed in Ancient Greece, drama and theatre in their content and style have reflected the society from which they spring. Drama and theatre change the way people view the world, but also give an insightful outtake on contemporary society they derive from. Often portrayed is a very powerful meaning or issue. In Australian drama, and any other society for that matter, the unique quality of theatre is that this is voiced through a story shown in many different forms and styles to evoke emotions in an audience. Through the styles and conventions of theatre, Australian plays…show more content…
It also develops along the lines of mutual understanding, or empathy, for the audience and the performer, as she recounts her seven stages, as they are able to understand the common pathos shared in each stage. The use of dramatic symbols in Indigenous Australian theatre conveys a sense of metaphoric comparison between that of the Aboriginal world and that of the “white” culture. The Seven Stages of Grieving incorporates imagery into the main subtext of its performance, in order to create a “faction” surrounding the main themes of loss and grieving. The Seven Stages of Grieving focuses on the perspective of an Indigenous Australian, rather than a wholistic approach using both traditional Aboriginal symbolism and abstract metaphoric symbolism. Each of these types of symbolism allows the audience to understand the significance of Indigenous culture from both a modern and a traditional aspect, as well as the historical concepts behind it, that stemmed from “white” culture. It serves as a further way of interacting with the audience and leading them to understand Aboriginal culture. It is taken from a viewpoint that focuses on the mourning of the Indigenous people when they are separated from their land and their disassociation, as well as celebrating the vivacity of the survival of their culture in the face of “white”…show more content…
The notions of anxiety, doubt, loss and pervasive fear and mistrust existing in Flaming Tree Grove are something of a reflection of Australian society at the moment and Cameron depicts the nature of this unease that hovers over the heads of communities. The thematic element of Ruby Moon is within people ignoring the world for what it is, putting faith into a community or place, being accepting and assuming everyone is fundamentally good and being blind to the possibility that they’re
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