Whether this is true or non, the world is that the traditional Australian individuality is no longer a existent Australian image, and because of that Australians are confronting an individuality crisis. Lashs, Beach, Sun, shrub, beer or Kangaroos, images such as these have been used to depict Australia for decennaries, nevertheless do they genuinely give the imagination of the Australian national individuality? The typical Australian male has been described as “ tall, suntanned, blond and fair-haired, short on words, acquire rummy with couples, laid-back ( she ‘ll be right, mate ) ” . Though when we observe the Australian society many of these images disprove world in the twenty-first century, there is no mark that seeking to halt this issue, alternatively, more and more modern-day texts are made that manner presents to gain planetary involvement and acknowledgment. Peoples need communities of similar people, they need credence, and states need integrity for peace. Hence, the singularity of Australia landscapes and cultural individuality is non merely reduced but is even more emphatic in Australian texts.
I have chosen a combination of two ocular texts and one written text: The movie Crocodile Dundee, Tourism Australia ‘s selling run: “ Where the bloody snake pit are you? ” And fresh Blue back by Tim Winton to show my point of position about the statement that Australia texts are unambiguous and self-aware of its ain landscape and civilization individuality.
Film is a medium, which is able to permute across civilizations and states. Often the lone facet of certain events and civilizations is explored through movie. Therefore the manner certain civilizations or events are portrayed greatly act upon the manner they are beheld. This is particularly true of Australian movies of the last few decennaries. Australian movies contain imitation of the ‘Australian Identity ‘ that is seen across the universe, but are these stereotypes healthy to the image of Australia? For case, the movie Crocodile Dundee directed by Peter Faiman has influenced the manner aliens think about Australia and Australians. In the movie, a statement that accurately describes Dundee is: ‘ … and drinks deeply on juncture. Though he is the universe ‘s best assurance adult male… ‘ this description represents his stamina and day-to-day behaviours, which is believed to be applied to all Australian males by aliens. ‘Crocodile Dundee ‘ is similar to the typical Australian today in his usage of slang. He uses words like ‘weaner ‘ or ‘shealer ‘ and shortens some common words. Besides, in the movie, The ‘typical Australian ‘ is here referred to as a adult male because this authorship is rather old and back so the male was considered more of import than female and this is one of the things that has changed in Australia over clip. Therefore, the images and scene it portrays in the movie merely concentrate on a little portion of the truth about Australian and Australia ‘s civilization background, therefore, its self-awareness of Australian landscape and cultural individuality of the movie give to abroad viewing audiences were n’t exceptionally true and chiefly focused on the things normally known to aliens. The Australian individuality is a great plus, a national hoarded wealth one might state. As I mentioned earlier Crocodile Dundee contains the Australian stereotype but is highly overdone. The character in the film has been deliberately exaggerated for the intents of comedy. Crocodile Dundee has exaggerated the Australian individuality. Stereotypes are non an accurate portraiture of individuality, but instead take the cardinal facets of this individuality and stress and advance them.
The image of ‘Michael ‘ in Crocodile Dundee has many similarities to the mean Australian today but besides illustrates how Australians have changed and how most are rather different now. Some Aussies such as ‘Crocodile Dundee ‘ that spend most of their life life in the outback could be the same in the manner that they are used to rough conditions through their life and can do the best of difficult state of affairss like bivouacing under the stars or utilizing bush fire but this is evidently non typical of the urban Australian. I believe there likely was a batch of truth in this description at the clip. Dundee is really unsmooth and adapted to populating in the outback where conditions are harsher than in metropoliss or rural countries. In my sentiment this image represents a individual life in those tough times and who was shaped by his milieus doing him the individual that he was. Though the exclusion of urban Australian is rather important in this text, it is still indispensable for the film to be filmed that manner to accomplish and fulfill the international value towards Australians to win their audiences credence.
Similarly to the above intent, there is the gimmick phrase: “ Where the bloody snake pit are you? ” of Tourism Australia ‘s selling run promoting tourers to see Australia by following Australian landscape and civilization individuality. The advertizement features images of Australians fixing for visitants to their state. It begins in an outback saloon – the bartender says that he ‘s poured a beer ; moves on to a immature male child on the beach – he says he ‘s got the sharks out of the swimming pool ; and so to girls watching Sydney Harbor pyrotechnics, who says that they ‘ve turned on the visible radiations. The commercial ends with a miss have oning Bikini stepping out of the ocean inquiring “ So where the bloody snake pit are you? ”
In short, it features images of Australia, non merely through its great scenic attractive forces of rain forests, beaches and Opera House, but besides through the impact of the words “ bloody snake pit ” in the concluding inquiry. It is said that the advertizement with its gimmick phrase shows stereotyped features of Australia such as ‘informality ‘ , ‘casualness ‘ and ‘friendliness ‘ . Besides, ‘the bloody snake pit ‘ is normally used in mundane conversation in Australia. The ultimate self- consciousness of this run left the feeling to viewing audiences to conceive of that typical Australians still look like the ‘bronzed Aussie ‘ . The beach replaced the shrub as the dominant icon of the Australian manner of life mid last century, and bronzed Aussie male image replaced the shrub chap. The thought of the text represents is clearly demoing the most utmost and brilliant parts of Australia to pull planetary tourers.
Furthermore, In Tim Winton ‘s novel, Blue Back, shows a strong sense of belongingness and cultural individuality of Western Australia. Due to the writer ‘s grown up background, where he was born in Perth, his experience is really different to other Australians who are populating outside of Western Australia. His usage of conventions in the novel strongly shows his ain life experience as a Western Australian. Because of these particular emotions, hence readers of the novel acquire even stronger message from the writer through his item description of Australia landscape and civilization individuality. His Beautiful, redolent descriptions of Western Australia landscape are to be found throughout the novel in the words used to depict the natural environment. There are many illustrations of Winton ‘s fantastic usage of linguistic communication. For illustrations: ‘Sunlight caught the Windowss of the hovel above the beach so that every window glass of glass looked like a fire ‘ ‘A cloud of bubbles swirled around him, cleaving to his tegument like pearls. ‘ ‘The shellfish grew unit of ammunition and Ag like glistening hubcaps. ‘ ‘He stayed merely behind the surfs and was showered with their spray and saw the great, unusual land through the rickety glass of the moving ridges. He saw the Sun runing like butter on white dunes. ‘ ‘The sea grew tormented. It buckled and swelled and bunted against the drops and promontories, Surf hammered the shore and chewed it off. ‘ Tim Winton usage metaphors on more than one juncture to demo the experience of the sea, which is likened to winging and the sea is likened to the sky. These conventions are used to demo the beauty and singularity of Western Australia landscape, clearly proves to readers the grounds why his bosom belongs to the land.
The sense of household is strong within this novel but it goes beyond the familial bonds of household relationships. In the novel, people ‘s lives are really stray, basic being that causes them to trust on each other for about everything. Not merely their physical demands but besides their emotional demands that must be met by the other. Their relationship is strong and inerrable. Stella, Abel ‘s future married woman, remarks on their ability to pass on without words. Dora says: “ It ‘s the fish in us… We do n’t ever necessitate words ” . It is like that they are portion of the environment and they care for it so profoundly. The environment that surrounds them is besides portion of their extended household. When Abel is off at school Dora is non lonely because the land is like a friend to her, she feels fulfilled through her relationship with the land. Again, it is against the wider reading of Australian household relationship in alien ‘s heads and highlighting the singularity of Australian relationship between people and landscape.
Though some of the Australia individuality is like an antique myth, they have influenced the manner the universe views Australia and how Australian position themselves. Peoples believe that no affair how stereotyped and outdated their images are, they should non be discarded and forgotten, but puts even more attempts to advance them as they are the national hoarded wealth and spirit that gathers Australians together as a whole state.