TASK 1: TEXT RESPONSE:
TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN written by John Marsden [novel]-TEXT RESPONSE SHEET:
SUMMARY OF MATERIAL:
Tomorrow, When The War Began is a war novel by John Marsden, the setting is a rural town called Wirrawee, located somewhere in rural Australia. The protagonist Ellie narrates the story; a teenager who organises a camping trip to the bush with six close friends. As they return they discover to their dismay, a foreign force has invaded the country and their families haven't returned from the local show day, the animals are dead, the phones are dead, and the streets are deserted. As the band of ordinary teenagers progress to a teen militia, they experience hardship, but friendships and relationships strengthen and they're able to survive in the bush and plan their revenge. A few major moments in the plot signify the drastic change brought about by this war, Ellie kills a soldier in self-defence, the teens blow a bridge up and a character is shot.
It can be said with the utmost assurance that these characters will never be the same after the ordeal they endure; it affected each and everyone emotionally, morally and physically.
DISCUSS THE WAY THE TEXT REPRESENTS CHANGE
The text represents change through the change in characters' personalities, relationships and increasing maturity, their environment and the war. It's a narrative that captures a lot of change, all induced by the war that brews in the small country town of Wirrawee.
The text represents War and its relationship with change, the great impact it has as it infects all matter of society and living. Change is represented as something frightening and dreadful, yet it should be embraced in the hope of dealing with it. We are shown how war can enforce...