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Change idscuss the concept in respect to the following texts, The Door by Miroslav Holub and Sunne Rising by John Donne and the book The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan.

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Change can either be something positive or something negative or even a mixture of all two depending on one's perception, so what is change? Change defines the act or instance of making or becoming different, an alteration or modification, something new, an experience and a part of your everyday life. Everybody experiences change in their life and will continue to experience it a natural part of life. It is the essential element for development and progress. From small things that affect nobody else, like a new friend, to big things that affect the community, like advancement in technology. Fundamentally change means an unavoidable course of action which is a process where one object, place or thing becomes another. The changed object, when compared to the original is different in some manner. It is a transition period, a perspective, a way of life. Although an inanimate object may not physically or mentally change, the perception of this change will affect its impact. Without change, things will become stagnant and monotonous resulting in a motionless, absence of a progressive state. Society has been and will continue to be affected by change. As society accepts change, we accept more aspects of life. This can mean that what is morally right in today's society may change at a later time. Any action caused as a result of change has an impact on not only society and others but also an effect on you, the individual. ...read more.

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It is a gateway to new opportunities if the individual decides to take the initiative. In representing a barrier, it keeps us confined and limited, whereas an open door introduces new possibilities; therefore exposing ourselves to change. Furthermore the poem demonstrates that a change in self will result from experiences in which one encounters and will depend on whether the individual embraces the change. Does the individual wish to remain in the state thery are currently in or are they willing to explore new adventures. At the beginning of the 17th century the poetry of John Donne expressed a strong and independent spirit. He combined in his lyrics of passionate emotional intensity with keen and active intelligence displayed in the forms of a logical analysis and verbal wit. This was especially shown in the extensive use of puns, equivocations, and conceit. Donne changes his perspective of the sun and ultimately his perspective on life as he realizes that his personal reality was more real and significant than the physical environment that surrounded him. In his poem, "The Sun Rising," Donne immerses the reader into his transmuted reality. In his address to the sun, he bids "the saucy, pedantic wretch" "go chide late schoolboys, and sour prentices," similar to an annoyed youth pleading for more sleep. His reference to the sun as "saucy" and "pedantic" shows his hatred to the interference that time poses upon his life. ...read more.

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Although these are all negative aspects of change there are also many positive aspects present here as well. Not only did the White people bring their own new cultures, customs, practices and viewpoints, they spurred the arrival of more people from different cultures to Australia. This has resulted in a changed society. With this change there now is an embracement of many cultures which has created a multicultural Australia. In conclusion change defines the act or instance of making or becoming different, an alteration or modification, something new, an experience and a part of your everyday life. This is experienced through the three authors in their respective texts. It brings to mind that the manner in which change is accepted or embraced and how it ultimately results in a change in one self. All three texts informs us of the many different ways to experience change, "The Door" informs us that we need to take risks in order to grow from the embraced change, the poem "Sunne Rising" tells us that one insignificant event can effect our whole perspective of life, and finally "The Rabbits" position the reader to recall the past and attempt to reinforce the positive-ness of change rather than dwell on the negative. Change is one of the most powerful things present in today's society. Although change is obligatory and inevitable the impact is immense. One perception will determine whether this impact will be positive or negative. ...read more.

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