Linking back to one of the first points raised, this is quite similar to the mateship the ANZACs showed during WWI and continued well after WWII. This once again impacts the audience to believe that mateship is a part of Australian identity no matter what class you come/originate
This is highlighted with the continuous use of asyndeton breaking down the cultural, social and environmental binaries that everyday Australians face. For example, ‘what religion, if he had a religion, if he was married or single’. The asyndeton employed coupled with the use of the anaphora ‘we do not know’ poses the question to the audience ‘What does it truly mean to be Australian?’ By Keating highlighting the unknown aspects, he entices audiences to mould the Unknown Soldier their will, someone who they can relate to. Keating then places the Unknown Soldier as the centre point through the anaphora of ‘one’ and line ‘he is all of them and one of us.’ This emotional assertion to the audience creates a patriotic sense of belonging to the. Finally the line ‘we have gained a legend, a story of bravery and sacrifice...what it means to be Australian’ appeals to the pathos of the Australian public that they are ‘legendary‘ through the ‘sacrifices’ and their
Persuade that a great speech has the power to provoke thought and stir emotion despite having been delivered in a different social and historical context The AUSTRALIAN HISTORY FOR US ALL has FAITH that there comes a time when enough is enough, a HOPE that when denial and guilt overwhelm oneself so fully that RECONCILIATION can be achieved. Is the moral and political turbulence of the colonial past addressed today? And may praise be passed to those who have struggled against the “ramparts” of conservatism in Australia? In 1996 Noel Pearson addressed the Chancellor’s Club Dinner provoking the question as to whether we should use the notion of “guilt” to help evolve the “national narrative” towards a greater recognition of the injustices committed
providing Aboriginal University scholarships. The Mabo Decision in 1993 played a vital role in policy change by overturning the notion of terra nullius and the subsequent “Aboriginal Land Rights Policy” allowed the claim of the land that the Aboriginal people have maintained a constant spiritual tie to. The Wik decision in 1996 also enforced this issue by proving that Aboriginal people and Pastoralists could co-exist in the Cape York area. Though John Howard’s amendment act in 1998 made claiming land more difficult, the right still exists for Aboriginal
Neal seems like a cruel evil man which is the way the Aboriginals would probably have viewed Whites.Neal believes blacks are worthless, he said that: "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" at Act Four Scene Four, instead of trying to satifsify Aboriginals and help them. He is trying to harass them and make them ignorance, so they will not become the treat to him. Mr. Neal resents Sister Eileen’s input "bloody do-gooders" and threatens her when she speaks out "I could arrange a transfer for you to another settlement; perhaps Mulla Bulla on the edge of the Gibson Desert”. He is using his power to bend people to his will, the same way he uses his power to force young girls into sleeping with him. His cruel attitude which some Whites had makes it was acceptable and reasonable to use power to control the people who he thinks worthless or weak.
An opinion piece written by Mr. John Smith, published in the Australian, clearly shows inaccurate and false information and shows clear bias towards the pro-Australian view of its original origins. Mr. John Smith states in his opinion piece that; Australia from its origins prided themselves on and lived in an ‘egalitarian society’. Mr. Smith states that ‘from 1788 to 1850’, during Australia’s early colonial times), ‘Australia at the time enjoyed a society of egalitarian values and beliefs’ ‘Australia right from the start had no real class systems or any special group of people holding supreme power over the nation’, saying Australia had always enjoyed an equality based system ever since the first colonial periods, believing the men and women
These support the notion that interconnectedness is a fundamental aspect to our lives. Colin Long’s article ‘The Myth Of Belonging Masks Our Insecurity’ explores the dynamic, fluctuating nature of belonging in today’s society, referring to the banning of the Australian flag during the ‘Big Day Out’ festival. The writer opens with vernacular language and low modality, e.g. “perhaps as a sign”, “I wondered why…” to create a conversational tone, engaging the reader and personalizing the discussion. The first paragraph concludes with “how dare anyone ban the carrying of the Australian national flag – especially on Australia Day?” The indignant tone highlight its irony, since that is exactly what had happened.
There is no such thing as a definite true Australian identity. Rather, there are multiple constructed versions, where no one version can be decisively labeled correct of wrong. Both the novel The Secret River and the poem ‘We are Going’ portray an alternative reading of national identity which is resistant to the dominant versions that are based on the twin myths of the Bush and the Anzacs. The first myth is based upon the achievements of the white settlers in an unknown and foreign land, and the second celebrates the courage of the Anzacs. However, these dominant versions work to silence or marginalize particular groups in Australian society.
|that horrifying events make you realized how perish life is. | |What do I want my audience to learn from reading this paragraph? |I want the audience to learn from this paragraph that your life can be | | |over in a split second. | |Who is my audience? |Peer review and Professor Palm are my audience.
The first document displays the hardship, courage and sacrifices which were demonstrated at the Gallipoli landing. The second document indicates to duty of men to serve and show their constancy to their Mother country, and also reveals forfeit and bravery of the young and old Anzacs. It is apparent that ranges of images were constructed due to such articles and documents. Referring to the AUS11 Documents, 2011, docs 10-16, Gallipoli landing symbolized a defining moment for Australia as a free and independent nation (birth of the Australian nation). It is also stated that, the Great War transformed typical Australian men from bush men to resourceful diggers, and from diggers to heroes.