In both

In both ?The Drovers Wife? and ?In A Dry Season?, Lawson manipulates the use of brevity in his sentences, juxtaposition, blunt, dark humour and vivid imagery to help visualise the harsh dry conditions of the outback. Lawson starts off the story of The Drovers Wife with a descriptive image of the countryside. He represents the surroundings in an unwelcoming way. The outback is a harsh, barren and isolated environment. “Bush all round” indicates that there is nothing but trees in the distance “rotten native apple trees” demonstrates the outback is dead and inhospitable. The vivid imagery exhibits the isolation experienced in the main characters day to day life. ?In a Dry Season? Lawson instantly addresses the audience to “Draw a wire fence and a few ragged gums, and add some scattered sheep runn