Band 6 Auden with Diaz

“The power of a composer to shape political perspectives of events, personas and histories are the lessons taught by the study of People and Politics.” Any act of representation of events, history and personage is inherently a political act. As such, composers utilise persuasive and meticulous control over language to present literature that allow us … Continue reading Band 6 Auden with Diaz

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Band 5/6 Crucible + Obama + Bhutan Feature Article

Powerful acts of representation shape the political outcomes and ideologies made by composers, position audiences to perceive their perspective favourably. The Crucible (1953), a play by Arthur Miller set in the late 17th Century, utilises the features of theatre to represent the corruptive influence of power from maintaining the orthodoxy of the Puritan Church. Barrack … Continue reading Band 5/6 Crucible + Obama + Bhutan Feature Article

Band 6 Judith Wright + Red Dog / No Intro

                       Judith Wright’s poem The Hawthorn Hedge evocatively represents the landscape as a sanctuary and source of opportunity for individuals. This poem reflects Wright's concerns about the conflict between her love of the landscape and the colonialists' dispossession of the Aborigines. Wright utilises the cumulative … Continue reading Band 6 Judith Wright + Red Dog / No Intro

Band 6 The Crucible + Keating

              Representation of people and politics are often based upon past events and experiences. As authors compose political perspective that reveal their purposes and motives, an inevitable tension emerges between the individual conscience and political compliance. Hence, past events can have significant impact on individuals and their societies. The … Continue reading Band 6 The Crucible + Keating

Band 6 Reynold: Why Weren’t We Told + Black Fish

              Political agendas are complex, reflecting myriad perspectives. Examination of these texts heighten our understanding of the representation of political debate, and reveals how composers shape political perspectives for their audience. This is evident in Reynold’s polemic combination of historical monograph and memoir, Why Weren’t We Told (1999), in which … Continue reading Band 6 Reynold: Why Weren’t We Told + Black Fish

Band 6 Tree of Man /w Related Options

                  The inherent connection between the land and those that inhabit it is represented in PW's TOM and Henry Lawson's Drover's Wife, which through an intimate relationship, creates parables depicting the contemporary search for meaning and the domesticated realism of bush life. Although both texts explore the relationship between … Continue reading Band 6 Tree of Man /w Related Options

Band 6 Julius Caesar Essay with Julia Gillard Article

Explain how the texts set for stud in the CP elective have explored the subjective nature of experience. We see how each perspective is formed or motivated and hence we are able to observe how they are a product of a particular subjective experience. Every individual experiences an event in their own unique and evocative … Continue reading Band 6 Julius Caesar Essay with Julia Gillard Article

Band 6 Justice Game – Gillard Article

Contrary opinions upon a dispute tend to articulate an intricate and powerful clash of principles, morals and beliefs. These differing outlooks regarding an issue are meticulously interdependent upon the perspective from which the issue is being observed. This notion is voiced within Geoffrey Robertson’s ‘The Justice Game’. Through his exemplar essays ‘The Trials of Oz’ … Continue reading Band 6 Justice Game – Gillard Article

Band 6 Levertov with My Lai Documentary & Big Fish

    The multifaceted interplay between history and memory is integral for us to realise that only when taking both into account does a greater truth emerge, shown through Alfred de Vigny’s quote “History is a novel for which the people is the author”. To an extent memory is an integral part of history that … Continue reading Band 6 Levertov with My Lai Documentary & Big Fish

Band 5/6 50th Gate with The Photographer and The Gulf Documentary

Memory is an integral part of history, in which individual recollection and authentic emotions heighten our ability to emphathise with clinical history, creating a humanized holistic cultural reflection, a narrative both emotionally and interllectually salient. Mark Baker’s historical non-fiction text “The Fiftieth Gate” presents a bricolage of fragmented circulatory recounts and historical record creating a … Continue reading Band 5/6 50th Gate with The Photographer and The Gulf Documentary

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 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