The book Tomorrow When The War Began was written by John Marsden and published in 1993.The book conveys the power of storytelling through the narrator’s perspective, thoughts and opinion. This essay will explain the visual elements of colors and crops displaced in my diorama that shows the power of storytelling throughout the book.
The power of storytelling is seen through the narrator, Ellie.In the book the power of storytelling is seen through Ellie’s eyes and from her point of view. This is shown in the text where she quotes. “Recording what we’ve done, in words or paper, it’s got to be our way of telling ourselves that we mean something, that we matter.” Thence in my visual representation I have made my diorama as a book to symbolize the power a book can hold. In my visual representation I have also made my book small to show that Ellie may have had a small book the she would have put in her pocket. It is clear that that the power of storytelling is what holds the memories about the horror of war.
Furthermore the power of storytelling is seen through Ellie’s quotes “None of us wants to end up as a pile of dead bones unnoticed, unknown, and worst of all, with no one knowing or appreciating the risks we have run. “As a result in my visual representation on the first page, I have put bones to represent the quote. It is evident that storytelling is what gives ellie and her friends the courage that if they die or sacrifice their lives trying to save their hometown, they will be known and noticed.
Further the power of storytelling is seen through Ellie’s percepective“I should be writing this like a history book, in very serious language, all formal. But I can’t do that. Everyone’s got their own way and this is mine.” Thence in my visual representation I have incorporated a formal writing with old handwriting and informal writing with in informal handwriting. It is evident that Ellie wants her journal to be authentic.
Also the power of storytelling is seen through Ellie’s thoughts and emotions. This is shown in the text where she quotes “I too had blood on my hands, like the Hermit, and just as I couldn’t tell whether his actions were good or bad, so too I couldn’t tell what mine were. Had I killed out of love of friends, as of a noble crusade to rescue friends and family and keep our land free? Or had I killed because I valued my life above that of others?” Hence in my visual representation I have put a brain and heart to symbolize thoughts and emotions and put