Essay about Types of Changing in "Looking for Alibrandi"

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There are many types of change, change in perspective, emotional change, physically change and world change. In Looking for Alibrandi, the author, Melina Marchetta demonstrates, the concept of change not only through the main character, Josephine, but also some other minor characters such as Michael Andretti and John Barton though the majority is shown through Josephine. The poem, “The Door” by Miroslav Holub is very similar to Looking for Alibrandi as it also shows the concept of change but it tells us that change can mean that anything could happen even if that anything is nothing. Change can be good, it can be bad, change can be anything and it can even start relationships.

Relationships can be a catalyst for change; it can start
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After John dies, Josie has a negative change, “How dare he kill himself when he’s never had any worries!” (Josie has reversed all her changes on perspective that she has made during the novel when she says “he’s never had any worries”, by using an exclamation mark, she’s almost accusing John Barton of Dying). “I hate him!” “He’s a bastard!” (The use of an exclamation mark shows us that she means it and depicts her forceful tone).
I have learnt that as easy as it is to change, that change can be reversed again by negative changes around you.

Change can be due to luck and chance, if you change anything can happen. The poem “The Door” demonstrates to us that change in self involves taking chances and the positive consequences of change. Holub expresses change as an individual's commitment to embrace new opportunities presented to them, leading to a new perspective of life. The door, being the central metaphor of the poem, represents a barrier, which holds us back from instigating a change. It is a gateway to new opportunities if the individual decides to take the initiative. The poet uses repetition of the phrase “go and open the door” as the opening line of each stanza to create an emphatic tone that implores the reader to take a