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1 Samson and Delilah Visual text analysis by Shivraj and Andrew

2 Background information 1 In an isolated community in the central desert of Australia, Delilah spends the days caring for her cheeky, elderly grandmother, Nana, helping her produce her artwork and trying to avoid Samson. Samson wants nothing more than to get the attention of Delilah.

3 Background information 2 He spends his days listening to his ghetto blaster and trying to play in his brother's reggae band. Unfortunately he likes rock 'n' roll but they play reggae. But Samson is addicted to petrol-sniffing and the horrifying images of Samson cradling his addiction almost as if it was a baby, shows the dysfunction and immobility of his life.

4 Background information 3 Samson and Delilah are two teenagers growing up without family support in a community outside Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory. They fall in love. Faced with the challenges of poverty, violence, homelessness, boredom, drugs and sexual abuse, they are almost crushed and substance abuse in aboriginal communities, but survive.

5 Background information 4 Delilah unsuccessfully attempts to sell paintings in Alice Springs; Samson’s petrol sniffing escalates. The teenagers’ lives spiral out of control with catastrophic consequences. This poem illustrates the typical aboriginal stereotype.

6 Effectiveness The scene where the dialogue ‘ They turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival’ occurs is effective because it shows that they are willing to leave their comforts of their environment and pursue adventures and tasks. They don’t have fear of living in the unexpected.

7 Critical features The scene where the dialogue ‘ They turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival’ occurs is effective because it shows that they are willing to leave their comforts of their environment and pursue adventures and tasks. They don’t have fear of living in the unexpected.


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