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. This epiplexis also rebukes the ban and implies that symbols of belonging are an integral part of our
Central to Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is the theme of injustice. In both texts, the theme of injustice is present, due to societies failure to question superstitious beliefs and tradition resulting in inhumane treatments. The societies in both texts, adhere on tradition and superstitious beliefs regardless of the harmful effects it may cause. Fundamentally, it portrays human kind’s vagueness concerning the purpose of their actions, being more alarmed about tradition and rituals. Failure to this, leads to harsh penalties and measures towards the main characters, John Proctor and Tessie Hutchinson.
Wills past pushes his desire to own his own land as he does not want to go back to living as he did in London. The misunderstanding between two races also leads to conflict. Will, Smasher Sullivan and Sagity all struggle to understand the aboriginals way of life and as a result treat them with little respect. Smasher goes as far as keeping a young aboriginal women hostage as a sex slave. Will becomes fearful of the aboriginals and as a result
Jack Davis’ didactic play explores the nature of white society and the mistreatment of indigenous Australians as they struggle to survive in sub-human conditions amidst the great depression. Davis uses a variety of dramatic literary techniques to depict how hostile white culture controls society using apartheid-style policies. The lack of recognition and understanding led to unfair actions, as the indigenous battled to survive the depression. The ironic and contemptuous justification of power for misguided political agenda, unfortunately led to mass dispossession of the indigenous. Contrastingly, not all white Australians can be generalised by the behaviours of the few, with a couple of dissimilar figures being used to demonstrate alternate approaches as to the acceptance of the indigenous.
Transform from one thing to another. Change is represented in the newspaper article by the head line “ten die in QLD floods, 78 missing. The head line tells the reader that a negative change has occurred. The first opening paragraph represents emotional change as a boy as a four year old boy has died. This is an emotional change for the family of the little boy as they have to cope with the death of a family member.
Eddie Gilbert 1 August 1905 - January 1978 Good Morning friendly citizens of the world. I, Eddie Gilbert was once a successful cricket player, but my golden days are over. I have witnessed and experienced the despair and hopelessness of many Aboriginal people living in Australia, as I myself was a victim of the Stolen Generation. Here today I am going to talk about why it is important for all Aboriginal people to receive the vote and citizenship in Australia. My parents were Kanju people from Cooktown, they gave birth to me at Durundur Reserve near Woodford in 1905.
The poem accuses the white Europeans of isolating the aboriginal community from their culture and heritage while striving to let them discover the desperate life of living without identity. It is the exploration of loss that leads the responders to change their moral perception. This is evidenced through the quote “Homeless now they stand and watch as the rain pours down.” The diction of the word “Homeless” is metaphorically refers to the loss of culture which allow the responders to discover the pain of indigenous Australians living with fractured identities in their own country. In addition, the symbolic use of the rain creates an effective imagery of defenceless and isolated which forces the responders to discover the vulnerable life that Indigenous people live in. It is the reoccurring motif of loss in both of her poems that allows the responders to recognize the pain sustained by Indigenous Australians, thus allowing us and the 1960s responders to refine our moral to reconcile the loss.
Based on real accounts of her upbringing, Larissa Behrendt’s novel Home is about the impact of Australia’s stolen generation era. Panned over 3 generations of a family, ripped apart by the governments polices, the novel opens your eyes to see how tragic the removal of Aboriginal children from their homes really was. The story following 3 families starts off with aboriginal teenager Garibooli. Garibooli is taken from her family by the police and is sent to become a servant under the wealthy Grainger and Lydia Howard. She was told by the welfare worker Mrs Carlyle that her family no longer wanted her.
Josie feels out of place because of the way she has been bought differently compared to her peers at school. Katia feels out of place having to leave her home country to move to Australia with Francesco. John feels out of place because of the pressure and high expectations to such degree to make him harm himself. The novel shows how characters overcome or do not overcome feeling out of
Peter’s lack of belonging is felt throughout this poem as he cannot truly appreciate his father’s Polish heritage against the mainstream Australian culture that Peter has grown up in. This is established when Peter quotes ” I inherited unknowingly – “. In that quote, Peter has cleverly used enjambment to create a feeling of empathy from the responders at Peter’s lack of involvement in his culture. Furthermore in the last stanza of the