Discoveries can challenge 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 existing point of view and worldviews, causing them to downcast their old values and change their discernment of the world. In the play Away Gow shows us how discoveries stimulate new ideas and enable individuals to speculate about future possibilities through the character of Coral.