The aim of the thesis is to focus on the grunge text that is used for this novel. The text in itself deals with the problematic genre of the difficulties that surmount the Australian culture. It deals with the production and reception of the local experiences. The nuances of the ideology of the people living in the culture are seen through the eyes of Ari.
Ari is the main protagonist who details about the culture. This representation is to explain to the audience the complexities involved in the way the people experience the life of Australia and the journey of the protagonist.
Ari is 19 and is an unemployed adult. Ari comes from a conservative Greek family and he feels that he will not be accepted by his family if they know the truth about him. He knows he is gay and also wants to change that about him. He is looking for ways to change anything in the world and is deeply frustrated with the worldly order of things. All Ari wants to do is to be happy and accepted. Since he knows that it is not possible he wants to numb the pain by doing drugs and indulging in self-destructive practices. He is in a constant state of flux where he just wants to change the world and is upset that he is not able to do so.
This focus on the culture is used to ask the readers to look into their own biases and their acceptances. The aim of the literature is to accept assert Tsiolkas’s position regarding the society. The factors have marginalized the text and have more marginal issues that it deals with. Loaded is about the cultural dispassion and the issues that continue to prevail in the literature.
The main themes of the novel are about the impacts of ethnicity, the issues that exist in the nationalism and the questions that are related to sexuality. To explore these themes from various perspectives, Ari is homosexual. He tries to navigate through Australian suburbs and questions the people from various backgrounds about the issues of nationalism. The underlying themes of expecting the different people in the society are explored. Ari tries to numb the pain by taking a number of dark self-destructive measures. The notions of political ideology and the issues of migration across the cultures are detailed.
It fundamentally mocks the viewers about the ways in which the Australian society deals with the people who have different ideologies than themselves.
The story is about the impact of the individual in the society that is harsh and conservative. The people are looking to be accepted and are often denied that based on prejudices and biased attitude. These biased attitudes are deeply imbibed in the minds of the people that they feel conflicted. This is explored in the novel.