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Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- Looking for Alibrandi is a passionate story about a young girl's painful and enlightening journey into adulthood. The story centres around Josephine Alibrandi - an agressive, disatisfied, and confused final year student of Italian extraction. She has one burning ambition: to find her place in affluent society and to break free from her embarassing, stifling italian family. As the story progresses, Josephine discovers a vital truth through tragic circumstances. She comes to realize that the perfect world consists more than gorgeous hairstyles, rich boyfriends and social privileges....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- Living in a multicultural Australian community in the nineties where the enforcement of opposing cultures, beliefs and opinions is expected and the pressures of expectations are abundant would not be easy. This is especially obvious if the ‘victim’ is emotionally unhinged (or at least slightly ajar) and looking for stability through constants, including their heritage and who they actually are. Josephine Alibrandi has all of these pressures heaped on her adolescent mind but the impact is doubled because she doesn’t know who she is, which isn’t helped by the fact that she has trouble initially ‘bonding’ with her father, which is a necessary step....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- Josie Alibrandi goes “looking” for herself she discovers she needs to create herself. In the novel “looking for Alibrandi, written by Melina Marchetta,” there are many different situations and feelings that Josephine Alibrandi goes through, in order to figure out who she really is as a person. Josie also has to deal with the normal up and down roller coaster ride of being a teenage girl. At the end of her journey she has very different views on certain topics to the original thoughts that she had at the beginning....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- The novel “Looking for Alibrandi” is a realistic portrayal of teenagers’ lives in the contemporary Australia. The author Melina Marchetta has portrayed her teenager characters in ways, which engage with the contemporary Australian teenagers. In this critical response, it will examine different kinds of relationships of the teenagers in this novel, the friendship, love relationship, and expectations from the family. The friendship been portrayed in this novel is a realistic portrayal of the teenagers’ lives in contemporary Australia....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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Cultural Analysis in Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- Jossie's inteligence and confidence are two unique qualities portrayed in this young girl, struggling with her identity. She is a remarkably imagitive young person possesing a quick temper. She is a confused girl searching to find where she belongs in the two different cultures. These cultures, being australian and italian, are very demanding on such a young girl, having to mould herself for each and find an equalibrium of both. She has major difficulties coping with the harsh reality of prejudice and these problems soon take their toll on her....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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A Journey of Discovery in Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- Josephine Alibrandi, a Catholic girl, narrates the novel in her final year of High school. She attends St Martha's, a wealthy catholic school in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Her academic scholarship ensures her place at the school as she is not as well off as the population of largely wealthy Anglo-Celtic girls that attend the school. Her Italian origin has been the reason for much persecution toward her in her life. Her background against the monied origins of her peers also provides much source of angst for Josie....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

- Our destiny is not entirely in our own hands. Other people can completely change our lives. Nobody can say that our destiny is entirely in our own hands. Sometimes decisions that effect our lives are completely out of our hands. I have spoken to a few people about this topic and most have disagreed with this statement. While the choices we make mainly determine our destiny, some things that are out of our control can completely change our destiny. Some of the main points for the argument that destiny is in our own hands is that when we make decision, we are responsible for the result of that decision and the things that follow....   [tags: Looking for Alibrandi Essays]

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Looking for Alibrandi in Meling Marchetta

- Melina Marchetta In what ways does Melina Marchetta comment on racial and cultural differences, and how effectively does her novel reflect reality. Looking for Alibrandi is a novel that discusses many racial and cultural differences and portrays the issues with a perspective very similar to reality. Marchetta addresses these issues with a true understanding as she grew up in the same conditions as Josephine Alibrandi. The main issue is how racism affects Josephine Alibrandi and how it changes her social experiences throughout the novel....   [tags: racial, cultural, difference, racism, sterotypes]

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Social Issues in Looking for Alibrandi

- Looking for Alibrandi Looking for Alibrandi is a novel in which reflects and comments to a majority of the social issues occurring in most communities around the world. The novel introduces the main character, Josephine Alibrandi as an intelligent and capable woman who is an Australian of Italian descent. Due to her background, she undergoes social issues such as experiencing stereotypes and social statuses. The author, Melina Marchetta applies a variety of familiar and stereotypical events in the book....   [tags: communities, sterotypes, statuses, social]

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Looking Fo Alibrandi

- Growing up is complex, especially in a society with different cultural background. This is the major issue the novel “Looking for Alibrandi” discusses. A realistic view through the eyes of a seventeen-year old Italian girl, Josephine is presented. Josephine’s like many teenagers that have learned from their mistakes. This is the long road that everybody meets while growing up. Learning to become an adult has many different responsibilities and every teenager has to deal with these issues. Once they pass a certain age different responsibilities have to be dealt with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ethnicity And The Formation Of An Individuals Identity And Experiences Of Belonging

- Ethnicity significantly influences the formation of an individuals identity and experiences of belonging. Every cultural background has its own guide of morals and values which places expectations on each individual to follow. The various elements of a certain background influence family life and general structure, greatly influencing a persons formation of identity, and ways an individual may experience belonging. Other impacts that may have an effect on ethnicity for various people today include globalisation, increased mobility and migration....   [tags: Ethnic group, Culture, Nation, Indigenous peoples]

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The Individual and the Family in Texts

- The Individual and the Family in Texts Through a number of texts we can learn many concepts of the Individual and the family. Texts include 'Looking for Alibrandi', 'Family Portrait' and 'The Simpsons' whether they are books, songs or cartoons they all have underlying meaning regarding the individual and the family. Through the texts the composers have made us discover that change, families' influences, belonging or trying to fit in, the 'perfect' family image, and the media play a significant role in every individual and the family....   [tags: Papers]

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changing self, context in song lyrics

- Text title: “Change You Or Change Me” Source/ Date: Medium: Rap song Composer: Fabolous Purpose: The main purpose of the text is indeed to entertain the listener in any way possible whether it be enjoying fab’s witty punch lines or being able to relate to the issues present. Another purpose suggested is to relate with the composer (Fabolous) and gain knowledge of the occurrences experienced by the composer e/g racism or incidents in the area . Fabolous says “I want to bring you in, and let you see my world looking through my eyes.” Intended Audience: Many features in the text suggest that the intended audience are; Other African Americans as he uses the term nigger which is generall...   [tags: essays research papers]

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racism and prejudice

- Racism and prejudice has been present in almost every civilization and society throughout history. Even though the world has progressed greatly in the last couple of decades, both socially and technologically, racism, hatred and prejudice still exists today, deeply embedded in old-fashioned, narrow-minded traditions and values. Racism is a case of ‘misplaced hate’ and ignorance, being not only discriminatory, but also seemingly foolish with disregard of all human commonsense. Why does racism still exist in today’s world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dreams may not always come true

- “Dreams may not always come true, but they make life worthwhile.” Dreams are a part of everybody’s life, this term dream is widely used to express mental images of something we may want, or something we whish we where. Dreams usually are seen as false, or just a child’s thing however this is seen mainly as the dreams conflict with reality. Many films of the post-modernism era can be seen that you would have the stereotypical way of someone wishing for something and it comes true. Even so Dreams are worthwhile and this will be shown below: In the book looking for Alibrandi we see a typical year 12, student whom has never seen her father in her life and has always had the life long dream of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Speech: Accepting and Dealing with Change

- Change can have many meanings. It is going from “same” to “different”. Change can be defined as an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another and as a process of transition. The forces of change affect attitudes, beliefs and behavior. Not a single moment goes by when everything in our lives will remain the same. When you become adjusted to your surroundings, something changes again. Changes can affect both individuals and groups. Throughout our lives we go through many changes, especially in adolescence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Racism

- Racism All my life I have lived with racism. All my life I have been treated differently. I have lived in exile from my peers because of their opinions of my apparent nationality. I spent my last year high school rebelling against racial stereotypes and closed minded people. My journey of emancipation need not be one you have to undertake. I am Josephine Alibrandi and this is my say on Racism....   [tags: Papers]

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History Of Programming, Programming And Computational Thinking

- History of Programming There’s a running joke that programmers spend more time automating a task than it takes to actually do the task. This joke has a lot more ground in the history of programming than most people realize. Even before the creation of what computers are currently perceived as, programming and computational thinking were evolving. From punch cards to text documents, computer programming has evolved to make it easier and more user friendly. Throughout computer history, people have been trying to make machines do anything....   [tags: Computer, Programming language, Programmer]

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