events in her life to be ruled by acceptance from others and it became a motif that repeated itself until one day when she understood. This supposed one day, Josie will understand the principles of family and the importance of maturity. Woods has purposely included the funeral scene to evocatively communicate the significance of Johns death for Josie. John was Josies first idea of the perfect partner because of his wealth, status and intelligence. I dont think I want to live this life anymore, Josie. Josephine Alibrandi is in love with Jacob Coote but feels as though she should be with someone of a higher class and a better education system such as John Barton I dont want to be in love with Jacob Coote, I want to. The title suggests Josie searching for herself, which is partially true however she is mainly searching for her emancipation. Throughout the novel Josie transformed, from her feeling isolated and rejected from society to her realizing that she only needed the acceptance of herself.
Josephine Alibrandi our green planet earth essay demonstrated the need for an individual to reach full emancipation. I want to be in love with John Barton and have people look upon me with envy, but John doesnt make me feel like this. An individuals interaction with others is what allows them to belong or even the sense of not wanting to belong. Only when she reached her identity did the trivial and material parts of her life vanish and the real ones cemented. Melina Marchettas novel Looking for Alibrandi along with Stephen Herricks The simple gift demonstrate both elements of belonging while on the other hand Frank Darabonts film the Shawshank Redemption and once again The simple gift demonstrate elements of not belonging. One day you will have children and you will understand what sacrifices really are. It was literal because Josie found the truth about the name Alibrandi and how it was never hers.
Echoing Josies original perspectives, Pikelet holds little regard for family, eventually abandoning his parents to embark in activities driven by a burning desire to become extraordinary. You were a follower.