Discoveries can protest an individual’s view of themselves, forcing them to revaluate their sense of identity. The sudden and unexpected nature of discovery can be challenging for individuals. This can be seen through the prescribed text “Away by Michael Gow, and the related text “Crossing the Red Sea by Peter Skrzynecki. We can see how Gow and Skrzynecki uses theatrical and poetic techniques and themes such as class prejudice, Identity coming-of-age, acceptance, reconciliation.
Discoveries can lead to the extension of further in depth forgiving of self, others and the broad world; this can clash with one’s current outlook and perspectives, creates authority to low their aged beliefs and shift their discernment of the world. In the play Away Gow shows us how discoveries inspire new beliefs and enable individuals to contemplate about future possibilities through the character of Coral.