This week we will begin our narrative writing with a study of an alternative lifestyle.
We are proud to live Australia, where we can choose to live anywhere we like.
We can work hard and earn all the rewards for a comfortable lifestyle or….
we can choose to roam around like the main character of our narrative this week.
He is a ‘traveller of the road’- in the olden days there were many such people and they were called swaggies.
John Williamson composed a song about a swaggie.
It is called:
Humpin’ My Bluey’. Click on the iTunes link to listen.
This week we will try to develop the character in our narratives.
The Swaggie is an interesting character because he has a lifestyle change.
Your structure should look like this:
- Orientation: A swaggie is a traveller of the roads. He sleeps under the stars and enjoys a simple lifestyle with his dog.
- Complication: As he walks along the road he finds a golden ticket. He wins $1 000 000.
- Series of events: His lifestyle changes and he goes to live in the city- buys a penthouse apartment, dines out in restaurants, buys fancy clothes, enjoys a rich lifestyle
- Resolution: …but he is not happy. He leaves it all behind to become a traveller of the road once again.
This story is Mrs Lynch’s attempt at character development.
What do you think of Willy? Do you think you would like him as a friend?
What do you think about his lifestyle?
Who is the other famous Australian Swagman? How much do you know about this jolly man?