“The Rabbits” is a picture book written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan. With the use of visual and language techniques Marsden and Tan depict and help develop our understanding about wider issues within the community. Marsden and Tan skilfully display more sophisticated issues that are...
change reflected in Tan and Marsden’s picture book ‘The Rabbits’”
John Marsden and Shuan Tan successfully convey the emotional and physical changes to Australia during the British settlement in their picture book ‘The Rabbits’. Tan and Marsden recounted the events as an allegory (in which the indigenous...
John Marsden & Shaun Tan
Name of the text, its composer, its origin, its date and its form
The Rabbits is a picture book written by John Marsden and drawn by Shaun Tan published 9/1/2000.
Write an explanation of the text, mentioning its purpose and audience...
The Rabbits Essay
Images are a universal language that appeals to a wider audience through techniques that give the pictures meaning. Consequently, an individual is able to perceive the image in their own way depending on their level of knowledge. As a result, the audience is able to interpret both...
Why do you think John Marsden and Shaun Tan chose this image, over all the others for the cover of The Rabbits?
The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan is a perspicacious insight into the colonization of Australia from the perspective of the colonized. The appropriated image of Captain Cook’s arrival...
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbecks novel Of Mice and Men describes two of his characters in great depth. It is a story about two traveling laborers who are on their way to a job loading barley at a California ranch.
The two most important characters in the...
make other people not want to relate with them. Loneliness can change the way a person acts, thinks or behaves in everyday relationships/situations. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, loneliness alters Crooks, Lennie, and Curley's wife in numerous ways of life.
Loneliness has made Crook's a very bitter...
A theme that I found important in the extended text Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden was change. Change is when people have things happen to their circumstances and are forced to think or believe differently. Change was important because it was a dominant theme in the novel as the characters...
the characters in their dreams bit still however appreciate the futility of these dreams due to the unforgiving society of the 1930s. A major idea of John Steinbeck’s Of mice and men is the American dream and the motivation to attain it. The American dream is the notion that you as a citizen of America...
Of Mice and Men
The novel ‘of mice and men’ was written by John Steinbeck. Loneliness and dreams are the main themes of the novel and George and Lennie are the main characters. George and Lennie are migrant workers, they move around the country in search of work. Lennie always ends up doing something...
The Rabbit Dream
Throughout the novel, John Steinbeck makes avid use of the rabbit dream. Through its use, each character is shown to have greater depth than the reader may have suspected, enabling the audience to see how lonely and disappointed the character’s lives are through the humble ambitions...
takes Hamlet, subtracts the adultery, implied incest, suicide, and insanity, and then adds talking animals, children themes, “Hakuna Matata,” and Elton John, The Lion King is the result.
Romeo and Juliet was a story that had been told and retold countless times before Shakespeare got his hands on it...
before they are used on humans. Most animals used for testing are small rodents. In fact, ninety percent of the animals are rats, mice, birds, fish, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Animals such as dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, primates etc. make up the last ten percent. These animals are most of the time bred for...
A Rabbit Named Roger:
A Critique of Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Introduction to Film
Professor Cicely Denean Cobb
September 22, 2013
A Rabbit Named Roger: A Critique of Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The American Author, Gary K. Wolf, wrote...
In the openings of pages 9 and 10 of ‘The Rabbits’, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan, techniques such as colour symbolism, font and salience and reading path are used to create issues involving the mistreatment of the Aborignal people after the ‘Invasion”.
Colour symbolism is...
Rabbit Care Guide
Normal Body Temperature: 101.5 – 103 F
Rectal Temperature: 103.3 – 104 F
Heart Rate: 130 – 325 beats per minute
Respiratory Rate: 32 – 60 breaths per minute
Life Span: 5 – 12 years
Breeding Age: Males: 4 – 6 months
Females: 5 – 6 months
compassion is difficult to find. Unexpected death is also prominent in today’s world, often turning up when we are most unaware. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses the literary devices of symbolism and foreshadowing to show the central themes of compassion and death.
After the long trek of life...
Nicholas Sparks, ‘Mawson: Life and Death in the Antarctic’ directed by Malcolm McDonald, and the film ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ directed by Phil Noyce all have relevance to physical journeys.
Rabbit Proof Fence is a story of three young half-caste girls - Molly, Daisy and Gracie and their bid to escape...
Every person may have a dream that seems true, but in reality it is unrealistic. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the main characters in the story each had a dream in which they were incapable of carrying out. Taking place during the Great Depression, the men are found with loneliness....
Dr. Vivian Bearing with devastating news from her oncologist of having stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer. She was a scholar of the Holy Sonnets of John Donne, particularly “Death be Not Proud.” She came across a doctor by the name of Harvey Kelekian and intern Jason Posner who were determined to keep...
and A Raisin in the Sun Dreams Make What Life Is
In the novels Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry dreams are viewed in different perspectives. John Stenbeck is telling you to strive for your goals and to work towards them because your dreams...
Project 2 Video Analysis
Anth 202 MW 10-1220
Rabbit Proof Fence
This movie gives an emic description of three girl’s incredible escape from the Moore River Native Settlement in 1931. Before their entrapment, the girls lived in a maternal band that called themselves...
be a big risk, a small risk, a bad risk, or a good risk. Points, examples and quotes from “Looking for Alibrandi” and “The other side of Dawn” by John Marsden is evidence of this, whether it be someone meeting her father for the first time, or someone finding out the opposite of what they thought their...
How does the film Rabbit Proof Fence and the picture book The Rabbits, by Phillip Noyce and John Marsden respectively, position a responder to feel sympathetic for the Aboriginal people in the film and book?
The Aboriginal people of Australia have endured great suffering since white settle began...
The Texts studied in class focus on a few elements of Australian culture. The reality is, considering Australia is a multicultural society, that there are many different cultures within our society. “The rabbits” by Shaun Tan and John Marden provides a critical version of the colonisation...
continent, a part of the main…
-John Donne, Meditation 17
In 1950 Warner Brothers released the Looney Tune short Rabbit of Saville. Chuck Jones, one of the more pioneering formulators of Bugs Bunny’s persona, directs this parody of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Rabbit of Saville is notable for its...
aboriginal or not should be treated equally and fairly in the present and in the future. A good example of a text is The Rabbits.
“The Rabbits” is a book written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan; it is a picture book that looks at the Australian history in a perspective of the aboriginal...
difficulties migrants endured whilst attempting to assimilate and accept the Australian culture and way of life that differed greatly from their own. ‘The rabbits’ a picture book with sparse text, is an allegorical representation of colonization, that effectively also explores the difficulties faced by Aborigines...
artfully crafted speech and start to convey scorn, as it does when we hear a campaign speech and mutter, "That's just rhetoric"? The answer is 1965, says John McWhorter in his recent book, "Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care" (Gotham Books, 279 pages, $26)...
the freedom to worship whatever religion we choose.
Our family, myself, Patrick my brother, my sister Elizabeth, my Mother Mary, and my father John, left on a boat on November 11, 1705. We did not reach the America’s for almost 98 days. The conditions on the boat were becoming unlivable before...
an interesting story as well as conveying important themes and ideas”
In John Marsden’s sequel to “Tomorrow When the War Began”, set in rural modern day Australia, comes his second novel of seven “The Dead of the Night”. John Marsden’s “TDOTN” has stood the test of time, by providing the readers with...
Version), Episode 37 of Nip/Tuck, Episode 9 of Sweet Spy, the beginning and ending credits of I'm Sorry, I Love You, and the CSI: NY episode "Down the Rabbit Hole", and in the movie "Frida" (Salma Hayek), Gardel is heard on a radio singing it. It is also quoted in David Del Tredici's "Good News! Nilda is...
dream was described as the dream of a land in which all life is better and richer and fuller for every man. The American Dream is a prominent theme in John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, and provides the basis for the novel. It is sought after by several different characters, each with their own unique...
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.
1. The Author.
2. Dramatis Personae
3. En Carte
1. The Author: John Steinbeck.
Born in 1902 in California, went to Stanford University where he took writing and literature courses, but left without a degree. He then...
Rabbit Proof Fence, set in Western Australia in the 1930's is a true story about three half-caste (one black parent and one white parent) Aboriginal girls. The story begins in the small town of Jigalong where the three girls, Molly, 14, her sister Daisy, 8 and their 10-year old cousin Gracie live with...
OF MICE AND MEN
by John Steinbeck
Copyright John Steinbeck, 1937.
Copyright renewed by John Steinbeck, 1965.
Published by arrangement with Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin
Books USA Inc.
A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to
the hillside bank and...
the pressures of modern early 20th century society. Sinclair Lewis and Sherwood Anderson also wrote novels with critical depictions of American life. John Dos Passos wrote about the war and also the U.S.A. trilogy which extended into the Depression.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) saw violence and death...
The Rabbits NotesJames Grafton
Goes from Belonging (i.e. connection to the land)-> Not Belonging ( rejection from theland ), due to conflict of societies. The undertone of this novel pertains to the belonging toa specific group or culture– and the novel metaphorically represents the possums asaborigines...
George and Lennie have a dream in this novel. Dreams are the main topic in “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck, he uses the symbol of dreams to show what the characters in the novel are trying to reach in life. A couple of the other characters also have dreams these people include Candy, Crooks...
were more likely to say that it had a negative effect on motivation. From this side of
PRP issue come the research findings of Marsden (Does Performance Related Pay
Demotivate and does it matter 2001).
PRP acts as a Motivator
There have been arguments in favour of PRP that it acts...
Lennie is one of the characters in the book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck. Lennie is a grown man with a 4 year old mind. In this book there are two guys going to a farm for work. The driver said they were close to the farm, but they weren’t so they had to walk about four miles to where they...
of ways. The Rabbits (1998), an allegorical picture book by John Marsden (writer) and Shaun Tan (illustrator) and Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), a film directed by Phillip Noyce, are just two examples of this. Techniques such as music, changing camera angles and symbolism are utilised in Rabbit Proof Fence...
phases starting in 1831 and ending in 1833. “After a series of treaties starting in 1801 the Choctaw nation was provision in the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek which allowed some Choctaw to remain.” (Harkins) The first day of removal was November first, 1831 right when it was coming into winter with...
most influential school of thought in American psychology. John B. Watson is considered to be the father of Behaviorism, stating that behavior is observable and measurable and therefore, objective and scientific.
The Father of Behaviorism
John B. Watson was born on January 9, 1878. At the tender age...
whole into its individual parts.
The Velveteen Rabbit
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HOW TOYS BECOME REAL
by Margery Williams
14 January 2009
Of Mice and Men
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south of Soledad. There were two men by the names of George and Lennie who became life long partners. George thought Lennie needed support because Lennie was mentally retarded...
difficulties faced when immigrating and how a new found sense of belonging occurs through a transformation of identity and values. John Marsden and Shawn Tan’s picture book The Rabbits use the graphical and written to demonstrate the loss of identity due to a loss of belonging that occurred in the white settlement...
learned the meaning of friendship, he really has not learned anything. This saying broadly defines the word, friendship. In the novella Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck represents friendship by using the story that happen between two best friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. George is a small man who is...
greater degree of self-knowledge.”
Conflict often helps the leading character to find out more about themselves. In the novel While I Live, by John Marsden, the main character, Ellie Linton has experienced a lot of conflict in her life. Ellie experiences all of the major forms of conflict. She has lived...
been planning for months. The dog did not feel any pleasure before it died. George had some expectation of getting to go to the farm and tend the rabbits like he had been told for months by George.
As with differences there are always similarities between the killing of the dog and the killing of...
land, and self employment. The American Dream was a hope of a progressive and bright future, especially from the experience of the Great Depression. In John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, contains disappointment and unachieved dreams. There are five characters the reader is introduced to throughout...
The Rabbits written by John Marsden and Shaun Tan is an allegorical fable about colonisation told from the perspective of the natives, represented as billibies. The Rabbits are a metaphor for the white settlers of Australia and the story is about their negative effect on the world of the...
Rabbit Proof Fence
Directed by Phillip Noyce; 2002.
Rabbit Proof Fence is a very powerful film, based on the true story of the three young Aborigine girls Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), Grace (Laura Monaghan) and Molly (Evelyn Sampi) who embark on an escape from a detention centre for half-caste Aborigines...
to a place, person, group or a community. 'Feliks Skrzynecki' by Peter Skrzynecki, 'I'm nobody! Who are you?' by Emily Dickinson and 'The Rabbits' by John Marsden & Shaun Tan show the concept of belonging as being contrasted towards the New York Times quote, showing the alienation and non-existent connection...
The Rabbits’ is a picture book addressing the suffering the aboriginals experienced at the time of European colonization. The ‘Rabbits’ presents these issues in such a way that it a story for all ages.
To being with the prominent part of the portrait is the white settler’s perception...
Steinbeck’s title. The beauty of having a dream is that it gives a person a purpose in life. George and Lennie dream of owning a farm where Lennie can raise rabbits and stay out of trouble, and George can be his own boss and take care of his own place; it is within this dream that the two can “live off the fatta...
John Marsden and Shaun Tan
John Marsden’s award winning picture book, is a partly figurative story about colonisation, told from the viewpoint of the colonised. Marsden deeply explores the concept of belonging through powerful illustrations and key phrases.
I believe Marsden’s purpose...
I believe John Marsden and Shaun Tan chose this image, over all the other images in the book for the cover of the Rabbits as it portrays the starting point of the drama that is about to unfold, the incredible numbers of rabbits is hinted at and it provides a thorough insight into the...
million hunters pursued big game, such as deer and elk, on 164 million days.
• There were 4.8 million hunters of small game including squirrels and rabbits.
• They hunted small game on 52 million days and spent $2.4 billion on small game hunting trips and equipment.
• 2.3 million hunted migratory birds...
As you like it/Of Mice and Men/The Rabbits
A personal affiliation with others and a sense of connection to an environment influence an individual’s experience of belonging.
William Shakespeare exposes the consequences of such associations through a pastoral comedy, ironically manipulating the plotline...