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How have the texts you have studied this year effectively shaped your understanding of the meaning of change Word Count 1380 Change is a process that can have valuable or futile outcomes for the parties involved The value of the outcome resulting from change is determined by the dynamism of an individual or group in their ability to open their rationale to changes in perspective This understanding of change has been effectively shaped and represented through subsequent readings of the set text a prose fiction Looking for Alibrandi Text 1 The Door and Text 2A and 2B from the stimulus booklet and a variety of supplementary materials Within each of these different text types the authors use a number of literary and artistic techniques to convey meaning and effectively shape this impression about change The set text Melina Marchettas Looking for Alibrandi focuses on the views of the main character Josephine Alibrandi Josephine is the persona in the novel Josephines major misunderstanding and dissatisfactions at the beginning of the novel are her realisations of the social class and cultural differences that exist between her and her peers She appears superficial and childish No matter how much I hate Poison Ivy I want to belong to her world The world of sleek haircuts and upper class privileges People who know famous people and live educated lives A world where I can be accepted Please God let me be accepted by someone other than the underdogJosephine Page 32 Josephine is insecure has a hatred of being illegitimate hatred of her Nonna is frustrated with living in a Sicilian culture that has ridiculous rules and restrictions and being stuck at a school dominated by rich people She is overwhelmed with an initial feeling on entrapment In the year the novel describes we witness Josephine experience change in a positive manner in contrast from her earlier self-doubts and miseries She changes her perspective and position
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