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In the novel Guitar Highway Rose, Brigid Lowry expresses her theme of journey, both physical and emotional and her theme of relationship, both inside and outside school.

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In the novel Guitar Highway Rose, Brigid Lowry expresses her theme of journey, both physical and emotional and her theme of relationship, both inside and outside school. This is conveyed through many text types such as inner monologue, stream of consciousness, lists, self-portraits, diary/journal entries, letters, conversation, description and first and third person narrative. Asher journeys alone at first but then Rosie and Asher journey together for most of the novel. Rosie and Asher experience and emotional journey while travelling from place to place. Lowry uses unusual and varied text types allowing the reader to follow the journeys of both characters. In the first few pages, Lowry uses different text types to introduce Rosie Moon. Lowry makes Rosie out to be a typical teenager who wants to be independent. In the theme of journeying and relationships Asher experiences it at the start as he moves to Perth from Byron Bay. ...read more.


They travel a little way but get so tired they stay the night at the Sea breeze Hotel in Geraldton. Lowry uses again stream on consciousness and first person narrative to show us their emotional journey along the way. The next day a trucker called John Diamond stops and picks the pair up, which shows another physical journey. That night Asher and Rosie camp out. This is used in the text type first person narrative. Even though the pair doesn't know what they are doing or where they are headed, they are both very happy to be there together. You can see this as Lowry writes, "I'm glad you came too, that's all". While Asher and Rosie are hitchhiking along the road a happy family (Star, Leo and Angel) are driving along and stop to pick them up. This gets conveyed through third person narrative as it quotes "Couple of kids hitchhiking. ...read more.


back home, Rosie and Asher experience another emotional and physical journey when they policeman falls asleep at the wheel and crashes the car. Rosie and Asher are rushed to hospital where they are again separated except for when Asher comes and visits her. At the end of the novel Asher and Rosie are doing just fine and are allowed to see each other, you find this out through Harry's stream of consciousness when he thinks, "Get this. Asher is Rosie's boyfriend now". This shows the last of their relationship, but it shows that they end up together. The text types that I have mentioned in the novel have played a major part in trying to figure out and experience what goes on in Rosie and Asher's mind. It gave us a real insight into what teenage girls and boys think and talk about. Through the themes of journeying and relationships it shows us through many techniques how Rosie and Asher both experience and go through their journey and relationship together. ...read more.

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