Distinctivly Visual

Distinctively visual is created by composes in a various ways, depending on the text type. Through successful representations, responders are engaged to empathise with not only the outer environment but also the inner world of these characters. Hence we learn more about ourselves through the finding inner peace by resolving inner and outer conflicts. Henry Lawson’s short stories The Drovers Wife and In a Dry Season and also Sean Penn’s direction of the film Into the Wild present powerful presentations of distinctly visual.
In the short story ‘The Drover’s Wife” by Henry Lawson we are drawn into the harsh and monotonous outer world which the protagonist must face daily. The use of powerful imagery and compelling language techniques we confront the ‘bush all round- bush with no horizon’ conveying the powerful impression of monotony, repetition of ‘bush’ amplifies the loneliness of her lifestyle. Lawson’s negative use of visual imagery ‘stunted, rotten native...” sets us in her harsh environment where there is not much to entertain other than the dangerous confrontations of her external environment “Snake! Mother, here’s a snake!” exclaimed by one of her ‘dried up looking’ ‘urchin’ children, we are drawn to her quick attempts to protect her children, from any danger present. ‘The gaunt sun browned bush woman’ is presented to us as a strong woman who lives in the bus alone with several children to look after, her responsibilities are unlimited yet with Lawson’s successful use of descriptive writing and imagery we are taken by her content approach to her life in the bush, where we would have difficultly living.
We also glimpse her inner world and heroism at battling a lonely life in the bush. This is conveyed through the use of reflection where Lawson inserts a personal voice drawing us into her past, we discover throughout her live she has had many personal battles. The statement ‘She is used to being alone’ in the matter of fact tone reflects her life and her...