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The Turning by Tim Winton is a collection of short stories about turnings (obviously) at crucial times in people's lives. I've been asked to read and annotate the first short story in the series – “Big World” – with a focus on its portrayal of personal and cultural aspects of Australian identity (it is an Australian text). Now I haven’t the faintest idea of where to start – in terms of what aspects of Australian identity I should be looking for – but a few ideas would be nice, and I can take it from there and tie the ideas into the text and talk about generic conventions and that side of stuff.

So basically - What personal and cultural aspects of Australian Identity does "Big World" explore?

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    This may help you to get started with. Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 7:05

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