Analyse how any two texts emphasise the difficulties and/ or benefits of belonging to.
The various texts explore the difficulties and inadequent benefits of belonging. The poems “Migrant Hostel” and “St Patrick's College” by Peter Skrzynecki and the related texts The Ride of Zhu Bao Sheng a short story by Nick Long and the novel Stolen by Lucy Christopher effectively portray that being alienated can be the catalyst for a true sense of not belonging. A sense of not belonging can emerge from the dislocation and displacement made with people, places and the larger world this is shown through different narrative feautures and various language techniques.
Migrants and refugees often feel a loss of connection and identity which leads to a lack of belonging. “Migrant Hostel” a poem from Immigrant Chronicle by Peter Skrzynecki depicts the poet and is family and their time they spent two years at Parkes Migrant Hostel after arriving in Australia. The phrase “Like a homing pigeon/circling to get its bearings” is an effective simile. It suggests that they have established a loss of power and that they are unable to have control of their lives, this then creates a sense of isolation. The word “circling” in the simile depicts a feeling of dizziness and dislocation to the migrants. Alliteration was implemented in the poem. It effectively creates a harsh tone sound which emphasises the migrants unhappiness and feeling of dislocation of the place. “By the memories of hungar and hate” implies that they are in a negative environment which acts as a catalyst in a sense of displacement. The metaphor, “A barrier at the main gate” is meant both literally and figuratively, one being the physical gate and the other being that barrier that separates the migrants from the rest of society. This conveys disconnection to both the people and the larger world, it creates a sense of isolation for the migrants, they feel they are unable to get started on the next part of their journey....
...5 texts: belonging.
Artwork: Watching on
Artist: Judith Redman
The artist has used a range of different techniques to symbolise isolation and non-acceptance. This text reinforces that fundamental human need.
The repetition of various faces that are scattered around the painting are similar in shape and color conveying belonging and normality which leads the viewer to question the placing of the dark character at the bottom of the painting. This highlights to us the separation of an individual from society.
Upon examining Judith Redman’s use of color symbolism in depicting the use of primary colors, imply positivity opposed to the charcoal black, suggestive of unhappiness, loneliness and despair, the audience is thus led to conclude that the character is an outcast and is ‘left out of the crowd’. This in turn shows the salience of the painting, bringing the viewers eye to the bottom of the artwork displaying the dark figure. The colorful characters facial expressions propose an optimistic future whilst the cloaked figure seems destined for failure symbolizing disappointment, struggle and the subsequent letdown to fit into society. Furthermore Redman has hinted at the power dynamics of the hooded figures relationship opposed to the colored, for example, the vibrant figures heads are larger in shape contrasting to the smaller head of the cloaked stature presenting to the audience weakness and helplessness. It seems as though the artist has...
...Belongingessay – trials question about how belonging is explored within the studied texts.
As human individuals, we search for a niche to which we belong. It is ingrained within human nature to want for acceptance, for inclusion. This primal instinct drives our actions, often altering the perceptions we form of both others and ourselves. Barriers to belonging can negatively affect us psychologically and personally. Our individuality may be questioned due to social, cultural or historical influences. However, the effects of external pressures will be minimal if an individual is already confident in themselves. A study of the collection of poems, ‘Immigrant Chronicles’ by Peter Skrzynecki and the book ‘The Island’ by composer Amir Greer explore the multiple facets involved in the dynamic process of belonging or not belonging.
If we are able to have a place in which we belong, our sense of self can be sustained. The heritage and experiences which an individual has within a culture cannot be forgotten; instead they may even become stronger. When placed in a new and confronting environment we can draw on past routine to provide comfort and security. The poem, ‘Felicks Skrzynecki’ written by composer, Peter Skrzynecki, uses poetic devices to explore how an individual can maintain a sense of belonging due to a strong cultural identity. Multiple descriptions throughout the...
...Belonging as an abstract, transitory concept presents human beings with a sense of association with a particular environment, another individual, or other beings. Some argue that humans have this inherent nature to connect, to feel a sense of attachment and acceptance so that they may feel fulfilled and secure. This sense of belonging can emerge from the rapport formed with people, places, groups, communities, and the wider world. Such affinity may be social, physical, mental, emotional, psychological or spiritual. However, different notions of belonging are shaped by or recognised in cultural, historical, personal and social contexts. It is a perception, a state of mind which offers a sense of enlightenment, felt when an individual gains an understanding of themselves in relation to others and the wider world. To be a natural member, a part of something, at ease, to have a proper or usual place, to be suitable or fitting, to have a home, a rightful place, those are some of the concepts that constitute belonging. Such aspects may be considered in terms of experiences and perception of identity, relationships, acceptance and understanding; Peter Skrzynecki based his poems Migrant Hostel, 10 Mary Street and Ancestors on his own personal experience and resulted in deeply insightful recounts of his migrant past, his family’s relationship with their home in Australia and his trouble with connecting to his heritage.
...Welcome, today I will be speaking about the concept of belonging and how it is represented in the two texts Rainbows End by Jane Harrison and Beneath the Clouds by Ivan Sen.
“A sense of identity, cultural heritage and family connection are the heart of true belonging”
For me belonging is being accepted, respected and capable to adjust because of a connection strong enough that it is unbreakable. To achieve a sense of belonging you need a balance between knowing yourself (identity), understanding you cultural heritage and being able to connect with family. Belonging is where your heart wants to be.
In Rainbows End and Beneath the Clouds we have our main characters who’ s identity, understanding of culture and family connection must improve to feel a true sense of belonging. What makes their journeys so great is the common necessity to belong.
One aspect of belonging is identity. The people we know, the relationships we form, the worlds we live in and every encounter in our lives reflect who we are and also shape our identity. Identity should also be shaped by our choices, values, beliefs, interests, family, appearance, habits, ethnicity and possessions however in my two texts Rainbows End and Beneath the Clouds our protagonists are presupposed and prejudged.
In Rainbows End Nan Dear finds it difficult to belong to society, white society. She is discriminated against...
Belonging and not belonging varies through different perceptions and experiences. These perceptions are shaped within personal, social, cultural and historical context. A sense of belonging can emerge from connections made with people, places, community groups and the larger world.
The film “Strictly Ballroom” was directed by Baz Lurhmann and released in 1992. This film explores the idea that a person can find belonging within themselves then that is more significant then them belonging to a superficial group. In contrast the chosen related text is “Soul Surfer” the novel written by Bethany Hamilton, in 2006 which explores the hardships of her recovery and finding belonging and acceptance again.
Lurhmann beings the movie off with a red curtain on an imaginary stage being raised to the sound of a Strauss waltz, with the worlds “Strictly Ballroom” written out cursive writing which is used to add glamour and setting the opening scene. The red curtain portrays the movie as a fairy tale and invites the audience into this world and brings them the idea that they already belong. The Dancers twirl in slow motion and the viewer is struck by the extravagant costumes and graceful movements. There is a sense that everything being in its right place and hat everything thing and everyone somewhat belongs to this world. The diegetic sound track is used to shatter this “perfect world”,...
...Belonging is a state in which an individual is able to feel accepted and understood by themselves and the world around them. An individual’s sense of belonging greatly determines the nature of their identity, both in relation to their perception of themselves and the world at large. The state of an individual’s relationships is heavily impacted by their sense of belonging and acceptance within a community, as they continue to conform to or challenge the existing social norms within it. Both conforming to and challenging the societal structures can have serious psychological consequences. Feelings of affinity often generate a sense of empowerment constituted by shared values and interests. However, where there is a schism between the values of the individual and those of the group to which they seek to belong, feelings of isolation, rejection and alienation can ensue. Moreover, individuals often respond to group hegemony by oscillating between conforming to and challenging the group’s conventions, thus oscillating between a state of unity and isolation. The poems “This is My Letter to the World” and “I Had Been Hungry All the Years” by Emily Dickinson illuminate Dickinson’s desire to at once challenge and enrich the literary world as she oscillates between the desire for unity and autonomy. Similarly, the TV series “Brides of Christ” by Ken Cameron explores the way in which an individual’s struggle to conform to a community while...
TEENS AND THE INTERNET:
Disturbing "Camgirl" Sites Deserve a Closer Look
By HARRY A. VALETK
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003
A growing number of teens in the U.S. and U.K., some as young as 14 years old, are getting into the habit of asking for handouts online.
Known as "camgirls" and "camboys," teens are posting webcam photos of themselves in skimpy outfits on personal websites, linking them to wish lists on shopping sites like Amazon, and then asking admirers for gifts. Typically, gifts include popular teen items like CDs, DVDs, and stereos. But, some entrepreneurial teens give special admirers access to "members only" sections that offer more provocative shots in return for more expensive gifts.
Surprisingly, this spectacle in teen self-exploitation has gone largely unnoticed among parents and policymakers. And, as more youngsters become seasoned Internet users, the concern is that these sites will become even more popular. According to a 2002 Commerce Department study, teens as a group are now using the Internet in record numbers. Specifically, the study found that 75 percent of teens between 14 and 17 years old, and 65 percent of teens between 10 and 13 years old, regularly use the Internet.
Given the potential for harm, however, the virtual "camgirl" universe is something that we should examine more closely.
Camgirl Sites Are Dangerous
For teens, the danger of camgirl sites is that they...
...el essay ele ana ft7to m4 aktr . we hwa 3mal ybw5, a3ml eh tyb ??? aktb ad eh ya bay5 enta ??? wah !!!!!!!!!!!!!! deh m4 tre2a t3amlo beha el dyof bto3ko 5als,,,,, ento btkrhona fe el mge 3ndko,,, we kda ht5sro kter
studym.wressy.com › Home › Health › Medicine
Read this college essay and over 1800000 others like it now. ... Success is not a gift, it should be hard to achieve and it matters how it is accomplished.
Free success Essays and Papers - Free Essays
Free success papers, essays, and research papers.
Definition Essay: Success | - ScholarAdvisor.com
Definition Essay: Success. The American Dream is a large house, a speedy car, and financial freedom. For some, it includes a boat, a RV, and a cottage by the ...
Success essay - SlideShare
May 6, 2011 - Success essay Document Transcript. Success, everyone wants it, few achieve it. Class of 2013, I believe we have theright to call ourselves ...
Sample Definition Essay - "Success" - Study Notes...