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HSC Changing Self Change is inevitable but the outcomes of change depend on an individuals response to the changes which occur Discuss how the techniques used by the composers highlight ideas about Changing Self which have influenced your ideas about this aspect of change Over time change will always occur but the extent of the change depends on the individual and the way that he or she responds to the events that occur Each different persona will have different reactions as evident in Gwen Harwoods poems Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar the prescribed text Sky-High Zadie Smiths novel White Teeth and the film Life As A House directed by Irwin Winkler and starring Kevin Kline As most changes in these texts relate to intangible features of an individual- personality emotions outlook and attitudes- the extent of the change cannot be measured in a standard unit However the change can be determined in relative terms and this measure commences with the attributes and attitudes of the individual before the events of change occur The extent of change may also depend on whether an event is expected and whether the persona can prepare for the event of change Preparation can be seen to reduce the impact of an expected event but can also be seen as a response to the expected event In Prize-Giving the response of Eisenbart is portrayed through the shattering of his arrogance complacency and pride The composer portrays this clearly using sarcasm juxtapositioning of contradictory ideas imagery and the jarring effect of the loose and flowing sentences against the formal ABCBA rhyme scheme In Sky-High the composer highlights ideas of time and memory the thrill of childhood and maturation applying techniques including comparison retrospect and striking imagery In The Glass Jar Harwood uses techniques of vivid imagery metaphor inversion of adjectives and the juxtapositioning of sophisticated language against simple understanding implying further knowledge These techniques portray the idea
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