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Looking for Alibrandi is a novel which mostly deals with the concept of emotional change Through a number of characters the author Melina Marchetta demonstrates clearly the concept of change and changing perspective A variety of events happen throughout the novel to these characters which influence their lives and change their perspectives Through these events Marchetta shows that change and change of perspective can be triggered by certain events and experiences it can be gradual it is a natural part of growing up every person faces their own perspectives and that adolescence is a time of rapid change A key event in the novel that changes Josephine Alibrandis perspective is the meeting of her father Michael Andretti Initially before Josephine has never even met Michael she resents him She feels that he abandoned her mother while she was pregnant When she first meets him however she gets the impression that he is intelligent and a decent human being though she doesnt make it known to him After Josephine gets into a fight at school with Carly Bishop Carlys father threatens legal action In the spur of the moment Josephine says her father is a lawyer and he is called up and asked to come to the school Unexpectedly he arrives and the issue is resolved As Josephine is walking along side her father it is at this moment when she has a change of perspective She likes the feeling of having a father figure Marchetta has demonstrated that change can be triggered by singular events Michael Andretti also faces a similar change in perspective of his daughter When Michael first discovers that Josephine is his daughter he says I do not want to see her I do not want to love her I do not want a complication in my life He is very negative and does not want to have anything to do with her As the novel progresses Josephine and Michael begin to
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