Choosing not to belong is not easy or hard. (The China coin, The Rabbit Proof fence, my place)
In different concepts of belonging we can see that choose to belong or not to belong may be sometimes easy or hard for individuals. Through analyzing three topics of belonging area ‘The China Coin, The Rabbit Proof Fence, My place) we are going to define how individuals put a great amount of effort, energy and time to belong or not to belong. However demonstrated topics of belonging are related and have the same AOS concept in common.
In the film “The Rabbit Proof Fence” an individual’s Gracie, molly and daisy been taken away from the family to the Moore River Training settlement where are they had to choose whether they’ll belong to the new society or not to belong and therefore try to escape from the camp. The director Phillip Noyce, strongly explore the following idea of belonging through a variety of film techniques such as “camera angles, music, symbolism, voiceover”, to show that it’s not easy for the movie characters to belong. The idea that an individual can choose not to belong is explored in Molly’s escape from Moore River Training settlement. At the beginning of the film, there is a tracking aerial shot of the changing Australian landscape and Molly’s voiceover, speaking in her traditional Aboriginal language, example “Our people, the Jigalong people, we were a desert people!”. That shows molly’s solid sense of connection to the land and to her family therefore she choose not to belong to the camp even know that escaping from the white settlement is not easy.
In the novel “The china coin” author shows a sense of belonging to the place and to people. The narrative focuses on Eurasian teenager named Lea, who travels to china with her mother Joan to find the other half of a broken coin, which Joan’s father sent to her before his death. Leah and her mother Joan have different difficulties about belonging. The use of writing techniques such as...