THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OF JULIE IN ‘THE SAPPHIRES’
If you had the opportunity to travel and sing with all the veterans in vietnam even though it endangers
your own safety would you?
Well Julie and her sisters did and they overcame all the challenges and as Aboriginal women.
Julie is oppressed for most of her life. She is mistreated in every aspect and has had a tough
upbringing, fighting with her sisters a lot. She struggles with being the underdog of her peers, and has
to fight to make a name for herself. She does this through realising her true potential as an artist and
singer, and makes everyone hear that she has the loudest voice. Throughout her life, being an
Aboriginal woman of colour, she faces a lot of prejudice as do most of the women of colour
throughout the film. They are treated this way by the write Australians as racism was common in the
social climate. She is even told she cannot go with her sisters and pursue the Sapphires because she
was too young and was caring for her child. Despite all of her hardships, Julie was still motivated to
pursue her dreams and follow her passions. So she left with them anyways not caring what anyone
else would think.