North Syd Boys Band 6 Caesar + Bhutan + Sheehan

The authors, through the provision of a balanced argument of disharmonizing perspectives, were able to enrich their own arguments, and thus alter the responder’s understanding. Julius Caesar, a play written by William Shakespeare in 1599, reflects the contention for and against absolutist monarchism casted upon the final years of Queen Elizabeth’ reign through the characterisation of Caesar. Similarly, Brook Larmer’s National Geographic Feature article “Bhutan’s Enlightenment Experience” (2008) features the examination of Bhutan’s entry into the global village. Finally Paul Sheehan’s political essay “Voyage of the Damned” (2003) provides contrasting positions on the “baby overboard” agenda in the lead up to the 2007 election.

Fort St Band 6 Slessor + Beach Burial + Five Bells

“A masterful poet conveys the complexity of human emotion through succinct, empathic, efficient, and powerful prose.” Do you agree with the above statement, and has your prescribed texts achieved these goals? The poems of Slessor have provided me with various insights into how the human condition is questioned and undermined through the process of time. … Continue reading Fort St Band 6 Slessor + Beach Burial + Five Bells

Fort St Band 6 Julius Caesar + Moore + Plutarch

“Representation of conflicting perspectives is determined by anticipated response.” Discuss this statement in relation to your prescribed text and TWO other texts of your own choosing. By selecting language forms, features and structures, composers can display two seemingly opposing viewpoints. However, through representation codes, one opinion is diminished to emphasise the composer’s contextual perspective. This … Continue reading Fort St Band 6 Julius Caesar + Moore + Plutarch

Fort St Band 5/6 Indepth Hughes Notes Only

The medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language influence meaning. Evaluate how effectively the prescribed text you have studied demonstrates this statement in relation to conflicting perspectives How does textual form influence meaning: Poetry allows for Hughes to express his emotions, allows personal expression The perspective of an event is inevitably shaped … Continue reading Fort St Band 5/6 Indepth Hughes Notes Only

Normanhurst Band 6 Romulus + Perfect Chinese Children

Forces both external and internal shape our identity. The people that form our families, the friends that surround us, the positions we occupy in society, are all links that together form our belonging in the world. // In Area of Study: Belonging,this is reflected by two texts, Romulus my Father by Raimond Giata, where two … Continue reading Normanhurst Band 6 Romulus + Perfect Chinese Children

Normanhurst Band 6 Hamlet – Critical Notes

Interest in Drama in created through tension between individuals:  One of the most important elements of Hamlet that make it an interesting play is Hamlet’s conflict as a hero - whether he should avenge his father, or simply abandon his quest through philosophical moralizing. The demands of Elizabethan society and even our society would be … Continue reading Normanhurst Band 6 Hamlet – Critical Notes

Fort St Band 6 AYLI with Maus and Grand Turino Related

Identity is an inherent human necessity that is shaped by one’s acknowledgement by others, the loss of such personal acceptance is as such a result of disconnection with family and place. This is only one aspect of the encompassing entity that is belonging and is thoroughly explored in Shakespeare’s “As you like it”; which demonstrates … Continue reading Fort St Band 6 AYLI with Maus and Grand Turino Related

Fort St Band 6 Hughes

The medium of representation, choice of language, ideas and personal context in various texts influences perception and meaning through their reception by the reader. Man’s subjectivity to all ideas ensures the ever-present rise of conflicting ideas within memory which is presented within such texts like “Fulbright Scholars” and “The Minotaur” extracted from Ted Hughes’ poetic … Continue reading Fort St Band 6 Hughes