In the poem, Back to Melbourne, Komninos uses assonance throughout to keep the poem flowing. He creates an outback Australian voice, which is very husky and distinctive in its own way. By doing this Komninos creates an interest for the listeners and readers. Komninos also uses a lot of rhyme throughout, for example “battalions of Italian stallions” creates a swaggering rhythm which reflects
David Williamson’s The Removalists illustrates abuse of authority, corruption, violence and domestic abuse. Throughout the use of various dramatic techniques, styles, forms and conventions, both Alex Buzo and David Williamson have found ways to challenge the audience into questioning their own beliefs and ideas. Alex Buzo’s Norm and Ahmed is a play that epitomizes abuse of authority, racism and violence. Norm, as the character’s name suggests, is an average Australian – the ‘norm’. He is the typical
Account for the popularity of New Age religions in Australia The counterculture movement of the 1960’s saw a return-to-earth philosophy and the 1970’s saw the rise of various New Age groups which raised concern at first. Overtime these alternative spiritualities (post-Christian) have become accepted into mainstream and at times are seen as an accompaniment to Christianity. These New Age religions differ from traditional religions in that they do not have a sacred text, central organization, creed or formal clergy. Some of the more well known New Age groups from the 70’s include; Hare Krishna’s, Moonies, Children of God and Scientology. There is a wide variety of New age religions in Australia and they are constantly increasing in numbers in Australia.
This is one of the examples of the misogynistic mindset in the age she was raised, that certainly fueled her writing. Young 2 Though there are many parables to pull from the text, one sticks out among the rest, explaining the range of emotions that Mrs. Mallard felt upon hearing of her husband's alleged death. "There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to
Research Task 2012 Step 1: the impacts of changing technology in post-war Australia on everyday life. During the Post War for Australia, there were many changes with new technology. Technological advancement had an immense impact on Australia, such things as entertainment, transport and communications changed Australia’s social and cultural ways, it allowed Australia to expand travel and communications, eliminate time-consuming chores and made a more flexible and leisure filled time. The 1950s introduced a new era of rapidly growing technology, such as televisions, kitchen and household appliances and vehicles. This made people’s lives easier in the kitchen; they didn’t have to do everything manually, as they had appliances to do the work
By the end of the Victorian era, several important technical innovations were introduced, for instance, gas lighting and then electric lights replaced candlelight. Victorian theatre was legitimately limited due to theatre patents and laws. Production of serious plays was restricted to the patent theatres, and new plays were subjected to censorship. Much of the performed drama of the age was Shakespearean, although there were several contemporary writers. The Victorians never tired of Shakespeare.
These Australian icons represent Australia’s past identity. The use of symbolism conveys us a message that Australia regards these icons with the same degree of sentimentality as the poet regards his past life in Melbourne. One step further, I would say that the symbolism builds a bridge connecting our feelings towards Australian history and the poet’s feelings towards his
Additionally, Australia Day is viewed as a day to celebrate the nation as a whole and be proud of our advancements. However, it is important to note that the micro Indigenous society do not perceive Australia Day as significant compared to the rest of Australia as it reminds them of their deep loss. These losses include
Storrier speaks about this theory: “My paintings don’t start with visual stimulation, it’s usually an intellectual idea with a poetic edge, then the idea goes searching for different totems to portray itself upon.” Storrier elaborates further that “The bottom line of my paintings is that they are trying to come up with totemic images about Australia. We don’t have many, for me the true totemic image of Australia is the horizon.” A totem is a natural object that is usually the emblem of a clan in a tribal group. Storrier’s totems are a natural object that he can apply his poetic idea to. We see from these quotes that the theory of Tim Storrier’s art is concerned with the idea of painting “totemic images” and that the paintings are trying to come up with totemic images about Australia. Storrier believes that the totemic image of Australia is the horizon.
Social issues in Aristophanes comedy Introduction Comedy was derived from a Greek word komoidia, which means song. Aristotle argued that comedy was ultimately developed from song. With the introduction of comedy people did not grasp it quickly simply because no one took it seriously. Aristophanes is considered the best playwright of comedies in the classical literary period because of his comedies that are extant. Aristophanes, Eupolis, and Cratinus were among the best playwrights who ancient critics recognized for their literary works.