Looking For Alibrandi: Relationships

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Looking for Alibrandi “Josie’s emancipation happened as a result of her relationships” Josephine Alibrandi is a second generation Italian Australian completing her final year of high school. She is the Vice-School Captain of her exclusive school; St Martha's which she has been admitted through a scholarship. Events at her school play a significant role in her life. Josie learns to overcome the narrow minded social and racial bigotry of people like Ivy Lloyd and Carly Bishop. Josie reacts angrily to derogatory terms like wog and ethnic. Josie discovers who she is through both positive and negative circumstances; however, they all combine to help her find her true identity. In this essay I will be talking about the relationships that Josie…show more content…
Josie questioned Nonna; how could my mother be conceived while Nonno was up north? Nonna responded by saying that Christina was premature. Josie was saying that her mother always told her how she was such a fat baby when she was born, nine and a half pounds. Nonna started crying and said that it was all true and she did sleep with Marcus Sandford due to the loneliness and unhappiness of her life. Josie could not forgive Nonna because she was always mentioning Christina’s mistake of sleeping with Micheal Andretti. Nonna was a hypocrite; she had always treated Christina badly because of her one mistake. Josie said that Nonna had the hide seventeen years ago to treat Mama the way she did when all the time she had done worse. Nonna slept with an Australian while she was married. Josie resents Nonna’s interference in both hers’ and Mama’s lives and despises her grandmother for being set in her ways. Josie could not live with the fact that Nonna had been such a hypocrite, treating her mum the way she did. Josie and Mama have a close relationship and Josie doesn’t want anyone between them. One minute they love each other to bits and spend hours in deep and meaningful conversations and the next they will be fight about the most ridiculous things. Christina is unmarried…show more content…
Josie had made meatloaf which is Christina’s favourite. As they all sat down to eat, Christina asked Nonna if she could look after Josie while she went out. Nonna asked her where she was going, but Christina didn’t want tell her where she was going and she just said that she was going out. Nonna was getting frustrated and demanded to know where she was going. Christina gave up and told her that she was going out with a man from work. Nonna looked at her and shook her head. Nonna was saying that people will talk and in the end it will be me who suffers. Christina argued that she has disgraced herself in their eyes enough and that there will be nothing to change that. Nonna had given up and drove home. In the end Christina had gone out with that man, Paul Presilio, she ended up having a good time and Paul is attracted to her for who she is. Josephine's father, Michael Andretti, visits and despite Josie's initial hostility, becomes extremely close to her. Josie was at her grandmother’s house one afternoon and just as Nonna and Josie had finished arguing about how Josie had no manners and Nonna was saying that it was Christina’s fault, the doorbell rang. Nonna went to answer it; she called Josie to the door and introduced her to Michael Andretti. Initially Josie knew that it was her father. They had a brief talk and soon after Josie’s mother came to pick her
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