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November 28, 2020, 07:46:22 am

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lauren.king20

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Re: English Standard Question Thread
« Reply #750 on: October 08, 2020, 01:58:40 pm »
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What are some themes that can be explored and analysed in 'Go Back to where you came from'? Thanks

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Re: English Standard Question Thread
« Reply #751 on: October 08, 2020, 03:47:40 pm »
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What are some themes that can be explored and analysed in 'Go Back to where you came from'? Thanks

Hey, lauren.king20!

Welcome to the forums  :D There are many themes explored within the text but some of the major themes for "Go Back" that you might choose to discuss in your Texts and Human Experiences essay include prejudice/ignorance, intercultural understanding, relationships, travel (journeying, challenges and struggle can narrow this theme down further), national identity and belonging. I think all of these themes can enable you to make a greater argument about how texts aim to represent diverse voices and experiences to foster empathy, an important quality to have when navigating the human experience, within audiences. Hope that helps!

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Re: English Standard Question Thread
« Reply #752 on: October 18, 2020, 03:34:50 pm »
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what technique would these quotes be?
"Liquor, however, is stronger than Unionism"
“departed was a “Roman”, and the majority of the town were otherwise”
“the funeral procession numbered fifteen souls”

and what is 'political perspective' e.g. explain how the political perspective of identity in Lawson’s narratives establishes the motivation for affirming our own sense of cultural identity?
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Re: English Standard Question Thread
« Reply #753 on: October 19, 2020, 10:51:33 pm »
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what technique would these quotes be?
"Liquor, however, is stronger than Unionism"
“departed was a “Roman”, and the majority of the town were otherwise”
“the funeral procession numbered fifteen souls”

and what is 'political perspective' e.g. explain how the political perspective of identity in Lawson’s narratives establishes the motivation for affirming our own sense of cultural identity?

Hey Jules.z!

Hopefully this isn't too last minute of me to suggest but there are a few techniques you might want to use for them. Here are some of my suggestions!

- "Liquor, however, is stronger than Unionism"; this is a great example of juxtaposition since we have the alcohol being consumed at the funeral being compared to the actual people there themselves.

- “departed was a 'Roman', and the majority of the town were otherwise”; you could look at third-person narration or detached tone here since there is a sense of distance being created in this line.

- “the funeral procession numbered fifteen souls”; a slightly fancier technique which you could use is metonymy which is where a word replaces another word to add meaning to it (so in this case,  fifteen "souls" being more effective than fifteen "people" or "individuals."

I would highly recommend this useful glossary of literary devices if you wanted to have some last-minute techniques up your sleeve to identify and use!

As for political perspective, you might want to look at the relationships between the everyday man and political/social authorities in society which a number of his short stories explore. You could look at how the power dynamics represented highlight the "underdog" and "Aussie battler" attitudes that are deeply ingrained in our understanding of our own sense of cultural identity and what it means to be Australian. Hope this helps and good luck for Paper 1 tomorrow  :D

Angelina  ;D
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Re: English Standard Question Thread
« Reply #754 on: October 20, 2020, 09:56:28 pm »
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thank-you very much ;D ;D