In the article "Homeland" by Anna Maria Dell'oso, the issue of identity; in particular, cultural identity, is thoroughly explored by the composer. It is mainly about how identity is passed on from generation to generation, changes over time and is influenced by a person's surroundings. The composer conveys this through her use of symbolism and sharp and often humourous contrast. It is about her search to find her Italian identity, while at the same time
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perception, thus bringing together mother and daughter.
The article shows that as a mother loses some of her cultural identity, her daughter seems to gain that identity, almost as if it is not really lost, but merely passed on from mother to daughter. This reflects the fact that identity changes over time and is influenced by many factors. The composer successfully illustrates this through the sharp contrasts used throughout the article and the symbolic key.