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WAR AND ATROCITIESWar and atrocities is one of the themes that is explored in Misto and Beresfords text In both the text the audience witness the physical and mental traumas the women faced because of the atrocious behaviour of the Japanese forces In Shoe horn sonata when Bridie retells her experience the readers are able to visualise what impact that was made to the women because of the treatment they received Bridie says Twelve nurses didnt make itmen were bayonetedtwo things I hate most in the world are Japs and water Bridies detailed description helps create a sense of the situation Bridies story is punctuated with the sound of Happy Times which contrasts to the story being told The sound of Happy times is juxtaposed with the sounds of the machine- gun fire and the cries of the women Projected images of women in the Japanese prison camps are shown lining up for foodsleeping in barracks and carrying water are displayed in the background as Bridie continues her story The visual of the backdrop is powerful because it has the ability to allow the audience to picture the moment that is being described The layering of the aural and visual images alongside with Bridies story shows the frightening circumstances of being held captive When Bridie recalls her hatred for Japs and the waterthe tone used conveys to the readers her fears and how these experiences have affected her way of life after the war The use of sound projected images and word choice depict the harsh conditions the women lived under it can visualised by the audience because of the combination of sound and dialogueIn Paradise road the audience can view the way one human treats another human being during war conditions it is appalling In the move the viewers are able to see the consequence of doing something the Japs did not approve of When the Japaneseofficer says the Australian government want
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