Through out the autobiography Shark Net, Robert Drewe highlights particular events along the way in order to make the audience view certain situations negatively and to shape their opinions of the text. I believe some important details of Drewe's life in Perth, in the 1940's and 50's include, Drewe's early marriage and baby leading up to his exile from society, his relationship with his parents, his mothers death, and the change Perth went through at that time. Drewe structures his chosen information carefully in order for the reader to learn about the changes in society that Perth went through as a result of the murders and a to portray a memoir about his early life growing up during the reign of one of Australia's most notorious serial killers.
Robert Drewe was exiled from society at a very young age due to his early marriage and child, which back then was looked upon as being bad or rude. His exile is shown midway through the book when Drewes current girlfriend Ruth falls pregnant at the age of 18. The reason for the positioning of his exile is because being an autobiography it has to be in chronological order and the events that happened in his life before the exile leads up to it. Whe