1. Belonging is the idea of being part of something where you are accepted.
- To be and feel included and accepted within a social, religious, political, personal and cultural group.
- Belonging is the term used when the individual becomes involved in something; it is the feeling of security where members may feel included, accepted, related, fit in, conformed and subscribed, which enhance their wellbeing with the feeling of home.
| 2.A sense of not belonging is felt through the picture book "The lost thing" by Shaun Tan.During the scene where the boy and the lost thing are walking through the streets, they are going the opposite direction to the flow of the crowd this displays the idea of not belonging. But also belonging as an individual. Furthermore, the bright red colour of the lost thing is contrasted to the plain, dull colours of the rest of the world, thus enforcing the idea of not belonging. (display photo)
3. The main dominate reading of the text is that we shouldn’t ignore different people because they might have the right idea of life or they might just be different. Crowded by boring people who only care about work they are dressed in black which symbolises the dullness in the city. The city has gear all through it with math equations and peeling paint. | 4.Belonging is clearly shown in the poem St Patricks College where Peter Skrzynecki talks about his school as a child.The title of the poem suggest that it was a catholic school, The first stanza talks about the impression of the school uniform symbolising that to wear the uniform is to belong to a group. The tone of the poem is very formal, using the word mother in the third line showing the respect Skrzynecki had for her. |
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