Individual Text Record Sheet for AOS: Belonging Title: Looking for Alibrandi Composer: Melina Marchetta Form and text type: Novel Publication date: 1992 Context: Set in 1992, Sydney, Australia, surrounding the secluded Italian community.
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.
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.
In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, stage direction is used to demonstrate belonging and not belonging.
This technique is used throughout the text to show both belonging and not belonging, stage direction shows the audience, what the characters are doing, such as their movements and emotions about what has happened.
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.
” 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.