Distinctive Voices

Distinctive voices.
The creation of distinctive voices is a language techniques used by all types of composes to promote and emphasise the ideas that they wish to communicate in their text. A thematic idea shown in ‘the life and crimes of Harry Lavender,’ is the reality of Sydney.   Day exposes how the idyllic picture of Sydney is a false front; she clearly uses idiosyncratic voices of Claudia and lavender to show the underbelly of the famous city. Day has crafted these distinctive voices to shape meaning in her novel.
Similarly, director Gary Marshall has used the technique of distinctive voices to shape meaning in his 1989 film, ‘Pretty Women’. Like day Marshall has juxtaposed conflicting perspectives of Beverly Hills through the distinctive voices of his main characters, Edward and Vivian. Not only does Marshall offer the two sides of Hollywood, the slums and the elite, but he also has created Vivian’s voice to explore how women are treated in this society according to their social manner and dress.
The idea of Sydney is portrayed in a more dangerous place than it actually is, ‘poxy and plague ridden’ as Claudia conscience tells the reader.
Claudia is the main character followed throughout the novel, she is described as a manlier figure in the lifestyle she has chosen of an investigator –‘black suit’ ‘black shoes’.
Harry lavender, ‘the villain’   of the novel, has a distinct voice of evil – ‘show them my knife..’, ‘…hold it close to their eyes’, shows that Lavender is a very cynical person, he is classified as the person running Sydney, spreading crimes over the city, killing people like ‘cancer’ (ironically lavender himself is outlining the disease).
Surfer boys are introduced into the novel. Focussing on one particular surfer – ‘Robbie’ and his surfer friends. They are portrayed as ‘laid back’   by their relaxed lifestyle, filled with ‘video games’, ‘ surfing’ and   ‘doing a little bit of dope.’
Distinctive voices help shape the meaning by emphasising...