Australia Essay | To Be Australian

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To Be Australian

Summary: A discussion of what it means to be Australian. Draws from texts by Williamson and Tim Winton.
Many people have endeavoured to define the typical Australian and each come up with as many definitions as there are Australians. This is due to the diverse and derivative nature of Australian culture. Williamson's "The Removalist" challenges the Australian stereotype (as a peaceful society) and presents Australian society as one of societal violence, sexual exploitation and police corruption. Text 3 (Prose Extract) and Tim Winton's "Neighbours" also critique Australian society; particularly its multicultural aspects and the rural myth.

Williamson implements stereotyped characters to satirise the values and morals of Australian society in 1970. Williamson's play reflects Australian attiudes in 1970 towards women and violence through the characterisation and dialogue of the male and female protagonists which results in a distinctively male, chauvinistic voice.

"The Removalist" coincides with the birth of the first feminist movements in the late 1960s that saw to the enpowerment of woman. Williamson challenges attidudes towards woman...

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