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    ‘The Drovers Wife’ + ‘In A Dry Season’ Authors such as Henry Lawson use language and other techniques to paint distinctively visual images to shape the meanings of their texts. Using these ideas Lawson creates images based on the struggles of life in the Australian bush. The two short stories ‘In a dry Season’ and ‘The Drover’s Wife’ represent the idea of how hard life in this inhospitable environment can be. Having lived in both the city and the bush Lawson is able to strongly distinguish between

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    “the drovers wife” and “in a dry season” convey an unfathomable sense of isolation and seclusion, in stark contrast to the romanticised nature of the Australian bush often portrayed in the poplar culture while the poem “the African beggar” by Raymond Tong creates images that is employed so that the responder can establish perceptions of and relationships with the personas and their worlds. The short story, “the drovers wife”, depicts

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    the time during which the text was written. Henry Lawson’s collection of short stories in particular ‘In a dry season’ and ‘The drover’s wife’ and my related text, Art Spigelman’s graphic novel ‘Maus’ bring their unique ideas to life shaping and challenging our perspective and understanding of various human experiences of pain, suffering ,courage, resilience and perseverance ultimately bringing personal and social issues to life. Slide 2: Henry Lawson really provokes our modern view of life in the

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    Lawson figuratively denotes that the Australian landscape is harsh and monotonous. This concept is distinctively created through the descriptions of the setting established throughout "In a Dry Season," which recounts the persona's experiences of events, people, and the Australian landscape during a train ride to Bourke in the summer of 1892. This is clearly evident as Lawson captures the essences of the Australian bush culture and introduces his reader to the eccentric nature of its inhabitants

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    The Drover's Wife Sec. 1. A contemporary reading of The Drover's Wife suggests that the author, Henry Lawson, is engaging in a little misdirection. That is to say that the title of the story deemphasizes the principal character's autonomy by referring to her as the wife of a hapless drover instead of the fearless, rugged, self-reliant woman she proves to be. The idea that she belongs to the drover, that she is his property (as opposed to him being her husband/property) is a hard pill to swallow

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    Technique Table Henry Lawson Short Stories The Drover’s Wife Technique | Example | Effect | Setting | ‘’The bush consists of stunted, rotten … trees’’ | Introduces the area that the character/author is experiencing first hand. | Repetition | ‘’Snake! Mother, here’s a snake!’’ | Responder would feel the urgency and the traumatising experience that the character is going through. | Colloquial Language | ‘’Mummy! Tommy’s skinnin’ me alive wif his club’’ | Presents to the responder that

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    The rarity of the family name Selover derives in part from its French origins of Seloivre in Calais. When a descendent relocated to Holland the Dutch, simplified, for their ease, the name to Selover. The family of cart wrights eventually had a son, Isaac Selover (b 1642) and he voyaged to New York planting the name in the New World. It was Asher Selover (b 1796) who brought the name to Ohio from New York in 1841 initially buying land in Strongsville a town some 24 km southwest of Cleveland. His wife

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    In this essay I will consider the roles of city and country in three short stories; Water Them Geraniums by Henry Lawson, Short-Shift Saturday by Gavin Casey, and Trees Can Speak by Alan Marshall. I will argue through contributing to character development, they provide insight into the construction of contempory Australian identity. In Water Them Geraniums the outback is shown to be an emasculating force, particularly for women, that strips away their humanity until they function in a mechanical

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    ECS8C_C01.qxd 22/10/2007 11:54 Page 597 CASE STUDIES ECS8C_C01.qxd 22/10/2007 11:54 Page 598 ECS8C_C01.qxd 22/10/2007 11:54 Page 599 Guide to using the case studies The main text of this book includes 87 short illustrations and 15 case examples which have been chosen to enlarge specific issues in the text and/or provide practical examples of how business and public sector organisations are managing strategic issues. The case studies which follow allow the

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