Change is when something or someone becomes different, altered or transformed. Change is inevitable in everyone’s life. Some people welcome it, but others fear it. three texts that represent change are; the poem Drifters by Bruce Dawe, the poem Darwin 1967-1992 by Peter Goldsworthy, and the movie Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters. They show different types and different ways change can be represented. In Drifters it is the change a family faces after moving around a lot. In Darwin there is the change the persona experiences in going back to his childhood home. And in Mean Girls there are the changes of personality in different people.

The poem Drifters by Bruce Dawe, is about a family that keeps moving around. The mother of the family is always told “its time to start packing,” by her husband. They have two daughters, one that is happy about the move, and the other one isn’t. “She won’t even ask why they’re leaving this time, or where they’re heading for”, indicates that the family moves around, but the mother is exhausted and tired of moving.
Bruce Dawe uses symbolism through the repetition of the berries and the bottling set as a sense of hope that one day they’ll stop moving around. When the family moved to their previous location, the blackberry bush is in full flower, but at the end of the poem, the blackberry bush “Canes with their last shriveled fruit”. The poem is written in third person, but in a slightly different way then usual. The third person is easily extinguishable and easy to see with words such as "he'll" and "her". It is written from an external view, but has another perspective from the woman’s point of view. She seems to be treated as a lesser by the male, from being told when to leave without any input. This poem relates to Darwin through the way they are both moving around a lot. In Darwin, the persona travels a lot to escape his past. And on Drifters, the narrator and its family is always moving around because the male is telling them...