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In a Dry Season


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In a dry season * Reflect life in late 19 centaury setting * Graphically describe the country side ..bathurst and macqurie river * Attempt to show the element that paints life in Australia * Observation in “In a dry season” is to evoke humour in a way in which he describe the railway lines. (verbal humour) – censored words in the bush liar * Understatement to create humour such as the description of the dryness of the bush (second paragraph) * The adversity of living in such setting and worker who forged strong friendships eccentric characters that added colour and ordinary life. * Focused on characterisation and the setting as a character who takes on a personality * Idea of extreme nature of isolation * Idea of monotony of the land foreshadowed in the opening of the story with the simple illustrates quote “a wired fence...” which could be anywhere in a remote land. * The journey is presented in snapshots images which provides the understanding of the land ..the landmark and the people. * Invites us visualise the typical railway town with such description as “there is some times a small obilong weather bill..” “...” * Stereotypical images * The bush is described in generic terms “draw a wired fence...” which establishes the predictability and the monotony of the bush. * Lawson depict the people of the town through the personification the their clothes. “old fasion ....fat brim hat...begin to drop into the train” * ^by inverting the focus it stereotype or typify the particular character types and groups quote “sundowners, sheers......” * Lawson personification of the land is is not just the bush but the people who drawn to live in the bush * The assumption made on the sundowner “thought he was made ...but he was only killing a snake” reflects upon his general view that living in the bush is crazy it’s mad. *

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