John’s death has had a huge impact on Josie as she begins to feel like she has no friends and thus isolated from people.
List four textual features that convey the concept of Belonging (techniques): 1.
Humour: Humour is used in Looking for Alibrandi to convey Josie’s cultural connections to food such as pizza and pasta, as shown when Josie is having a conversation with her father who asks if she likes pizza to which she replies, “What a ridiculous question.
Without stage direction the characters would appear motionless and with a blank face.
Examples of this technique can be seen throughout the text, but only some demonstrate belonging or not belonging.
This sets the foundation for the father-daughter relationship to develop. Characterisation: In the novel the characters personalities are reflected through the use of stereotypes. Nonna is a stereotypical Italian grandmother, who strongly clings to her cultural heritage to the extent where all her furniture is Italian. He is part of a gang, gets into trouble often and rides a motorcycle.
The stereotyping of Nonna shows her strong connection to her Italian heritage whereas the characterisation of Jacob demonstrates his lack of connection to his Australian background. Imagery: Imagery is used in Looking for Alibrandi after Josie’s friend John Barton commits suicide, where she starts to have hallucinations of seeing him, particularly at Central Station which was their meeting place.Techniques such as stage directions, hamartia, and dialogue are used in the set text Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” to display belonging and not belonging.Other techniques such as symbolism and camera shot are used to exhibit belonging and not belonging in the supplementary text Your Favorite Martian’s “Zombie Love Song” film clip.The imagery creates the connection that Josie feels to other people besides John Barton and begins to create relationships with other people. Irony: In the novel, Nonna has a disapproving attitude towards her daughter due to Josie being born out of wedlock.This sets up the irony in the novel as Nonna cheated on her husband resulting in the birth of Josie’s mother making her very hypocritical. ” The use of irony causes the strain in Nonna and Christina’s mother-daughter relationship and sees Nonna taking special interest in Josie, forming a strong relationship between them as Nonna believes Josie will break the ‘curse’.” The use of imagery in The Crucible and Looking for Alibrandi, singles out certain characters as they feel weak and helpless, disconnecting them from their stronger friends and family.The irony in The Crucible demonstrates just how little the authoritative figures see as they allow good Christians to be hung on the words of manipulative children.This is indicted in Act One where Reverend Hale states that Rebecca Nurse looks, “as such a good soul should”, however, in Act Four, hangs her for the crime of witchcraft.Similarly, the situation with Nonna and Christina, Josie’s mother, is also ironic.This suggest a desire for the characters to believe in what they say and forget about how they act, wanting to be accepted for who they’ve become.Some people will go to extraordinary lengths to achieve a sense of belonging; whether it to be a group, culture or city, some people will try anything.