Cloudstreet Essays

  • Cloudstreet

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    informed beliefs and values by exposing inequities within an emerging Australian identity. In the cyclical novel Cloudstreet published in 1991, acclaimed Perth-born author Tim Winton narrates a capturing and heartfelt story. Two rural families are inadvertently brought together through two separate catastrophes to inhabit equally, a large house in the suburb of Perth known as ‘Cloudstreet’. Winton draws on a number of real historical events and situations in communicating the social and cultural dangers

  • Cloudstreet

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    Cloudstreet Besides providing an interesting story line, texts may portray attitudes and values connected with many aspects of the society in which they were written or represent. This is the case in the novel, Cloudstreet, in which values and attitudes of Australian life are presented in the story of two families sharing one house. The author, Tim Winton, may have directed these attitudes and values at the Australian society to provide the people involved within, an understanding of themselves

  • Cloudstreet Essay

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    The protagonists within Tim Winton’s modern Australian classic, Cloudstreet, are susceptible to prolonging pain, however, they do not find satisfaction in this torment. The novel’s circular narrative focusses on the struggle of two broken families to accept their distress and return to love and reconciliation, despite the misery compounded by their flaws. No pleasure is found in this suffering the protagonists endure, they augment their period of sorrow because they indulge in negative emotions such

  • Symbolism in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet

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    Symbolism in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet The most direct way in which an author reinforces the themes of a novel is through the use of literary devices. In Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, one of the most prominent of these devices is symbolism, which plays upon the aesthetic sensibilities harboured by the text's audience and provides insight and deeper understanding to the themes of the novel. Indeed, Cloudstreet itself, the river and religious symbolism contribute to meaning and the author's endorsement

  • Self Suffering In Cloudstreet

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    Suffering is centrepiece in Tim Winton’s modern Australian classic, Cloudstreet. The novel depicts characters who struggle to overcome their woes, with various approaches employed by characters so that they can endure their pain. Winton glorifies the characters able to surpass their struggles through reconciliation and love, describing them as “whole” and “human” beings who acknowledge that life is the one thing constant in our existence; something to be grateful for. Those unable to completely

  • Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

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    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton "A texts setting and structure will normally be used by writers to develop and convey its themes." The novel Cloudstreet, by Western Australian born novelist Tim Winton is essentially a story revolving around how two rural families have come to live together at number one Cloudstreet. This novel’s themes are about finding one’s place in the world and the search for the meaning of life. As in this instance, Winton has successfully used setting and structure

  • Cloudstreet By Tim Winton Essay

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    is ‘Cloudstreet’. The novel Cloudstreet, is a story revolving around how two rural families end up living together at number 1 Cloudstreet. Finding one’s place in the world and the search for the meaning of life are common themes in this novel. Winton has achieved using setting and structure, important factors in any successful novel to create a feeling of an authentic type atmosphere and perspective. This essay will demonstrate how Winton has used setting, particularly the house Cloudstreet (detail

  •   “In Cloudstreet, Winton shows that the effects of grief are rarely short-lived or easy to resolve.” Do you agree? 

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    The presence of sorrow is ________ in Tim Winton’s novel, Cloudstreet. The impact of this anguish proves to be neither manageable or momentary, with various factors ensuring that the characters take a while to overcome or accept their grief. These factors include the complex nature of disputes and the lack of right and wrong. The unwillingness to tolerate or empathise with others, maximising the hatred that inspires misery. The consequence of grief can dislodge someone’s identity and it takes time

  • Theme Of Identity In A Doll House

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    in both Cloudstreet written By Tim Winton in 1991 and A Doll’s House written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. This essay will analyse how Winton and Ibsen create the theme of identity. How both writers use symbols, metaphors, similes, structure, dialogue and characters to create the imagery that depicts what the authors want their readers to see allowing the reader to decode the message they are trying to relay. Cloudstreet is centred around two families living together in a house on Cloudstreet. The Pickles

  • Theme Of Isolation In The Book Thief

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    or something external to themselves, typically results in a feeling of isolation and/or alienation and compromises a sense of well-being. This is expressed within Tim Winton’s mini series Cloudstreet (2011) and Markus Zusak's novel The Book Thief (2005) through various characters. For the mini series Cloudstreet (2011) this expression is shown within the character of Dolly Pickles and Oriel Lamb. This is also shown through the character Max Vandenburg and Liesel Meminger from the text The Book Thief

  • Mateship In Australia Essay

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    mateship in his book, ‘Cloudstreet’, written in 1991. As the story progresses, two families, the Pickles and the Lambs, grow closer together whilst sharing a house. Winton portrays mateship in an interesting light in his book. While it is a subtle background theme, it is easily identifiable. As the story of the working class families rolls over 20 years, we see them grow and develop compassion towards each other. It seems that over time, the idea of mateship has changed. ‘Cloudstreet' was based on the

  • Traditional Ideologies

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    values that surround him/her. However, texts do not merely inform the reader of values present in the society. They can also reflect the current shift in values and attitudes away from the dominant ideologies. This can be seen heavily in the novel 'Cloudstreet' by Tim Winton. In this text many characters are seen to have somewhat different roles in the family that one would expect. Lester Lamb is an excellent example of this. The traditional role of the man in the house is to go out and work hard for