‘A sense of belonging often emerges as a result of our feelings of acceptance and understanding.’

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English Essay ‘A sense of belonging often emerges as a result of our feelings of acceptance and understanding.’ Belonging is a feeling that all humans want and need to survive. Without being accepted by anybody you will feel left out and alone, you wouldn’t have anybody to guide you or even help you make good quality decisions in life. With a sense of acceptance you would feel on top of the world and ready to take on anything because you know that the people with you will always have your back. But belonging means something different to everybody, some people feel like they associate to a group of friends/communities/sporting teams, while others may think they are attached to a certain place. Texts explore many aspects of…show more content…
By the composer’s understanding of his dad’s heritage of his native land Poland he felt a sense of acceptance from his mates but not only understanding the Poland heritage but the Australian heritage to feel connected to the his land. ‘Ancestors’ explore the relationship between the people of the past and present, and how it affects our ability to connect in the physical world. The ancestors are metaphors for ‘shadows’ that linger in dreams, represented as ‘bearded, faceless’ spirits that once experienced a sense of identity with the physical world, but now reside in a shadowy realm. The composer feels connected to this world and feels a sense of belonging to it. The ancestors are illuminated through the juxtaposed images of ‘walking’ and ‘sleeping’, ‘light’ and ‘darkness’, and ‘stillness’ and ‘motion’. The use of imagery in the dream world of the ancestors is extrasensory and reflects aspects that the composer can comprehend about the spirit world. By accepting and taking in what the composer’s ancestors had to say he found his sense of identity for himself and what he truly is. ‘Migrant hostel’ explores the separation and isolation of the migrants from the rest of the populations even though they were invited into Australia. Because of the separation from their country they feel isolated and alienated from their new country Australia. ‘To pass in and out of lives’ shows that the promise of new life of

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