How Change is Important to Grow Essay

1932 Words Dec 31st, 2012 8 Pages
The area of study: change, has helped me deepened my understanding on the different forms of change and how change can affect people in different way. During my study of Tim Winton’s book “The Turning” and Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror ”,I have learnt that change is important in order for a person to grow and can take many forms in any aspect of our lives. Tim Winton’s Big World has helped me understand a new face of change. The change in the story is about the changing relationship between the narrator and his best friend Biggie and the narrator’s own outlook it in life. Winton expresses the idea of their changing relationship through secrecy, loyalty, sacrifice and betrayal and elucidates the principle of relationship by …show more content…
The imagery of “salt lakes that blaze... in every direction”, to demonstrate how the narrator has changed from a person who believes that his future is bleak to a person who opened his mind to new possibilities, which he has gained from his past failures and from his relationship with Biggie.

Tim Winton portrayal of changing relationship in “Big World” has helped me understand how the dejection we get from a commensalistic relationship can conclude with a positive perspective on how relationships are a learning curve for change and experience.

Change plays an important role in constructing emphasis of one’s changing perspective and it has shown how significant one’s view is in shaping one’s identity and personality that was shown in Tim Winton’s “On Her Knees”.

In “On Her Knees” it show’s Vic change of perspective and attitudes towards his mother’s principle and work ethic, through his narration in describing his mother without glamour or sugar coating, creating a negative imagery towards his mother. This technique is used to reflect his own candid understanding to his mother’s individuality. He can only see the facade of his mother’s egotistical behaviour similar to how he sees time and work has taken away her youth. Vic described her as someone who has “ravaged hand” and her “veins stood out in her calves” that shows how her mother aged and has withered, due to her manual career. He has a very superficial comprehension and outlook of
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