Henry Lawson Short Story Essay

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Question: Interesting views on society are conveyed by the distinctively visual. Explore how this is achieved in prescribed texts and one other related text of your choice:

Society can be defined as a group of people who live within a certain environment (social or geographical)or who share a similar culture. Henry Lawson, in his texts, ‘The drover’s wife’ and ‘in a dry season’ portrays the bush society (characters and its environment) from his own interesting perspective through the use of the distinctively visual. Lawson uses language techniques, theme, setting and characterisations in his stories to portray the bush environment in a harsh, monotonous and draconian way and also to ...view middle of the document...

This generalisation adds to Lawson’s view of the Australian Bush as being boring and monotonous.

The Characterisation of the people of the Australian bush further reinforces Lawson’s view on its monotonous nature as Lawson
Question: Interesting views on society are conveyed by the distinctively visual. Explore how this is achieved in prescribed texts and one other related text of your choice:

Society can be defined as a group of people who live within a certain environment (social or geographical)or who share a similar culture. Henry Lawson, in his texts, ‘The drover’s wife’ and ‘in a dry season’ portrays the bush society (characters and its environment) from his own interesting perspective through the use of the distinctively visual. Lawson uses language techniques, theme, setting and characterisations in his stories to portray the bush environment in a harsh, monotonous and draconian way and also to develop his idea of the bush personality, being one of simplicity, hardship, and stoicism. In Contrast, the painting by Tom Roberts known as “shearing the rams” places a positive light through the use of colour, emotions on the characters in the painting and a sense of spartan like...

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