Belonging English Speech

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Belonging English Speech


Belonging is a fundamental part for all individuals in which we strive for acceptance and security through others. Understanding is a main part of feeling like you belonging. Individuals belong when they fell connected to others and the world. However to do this they must first have an understanding and acceptance of self which will nourish their sense of belonging. A lack of understanding of the concept of belonging and yourself leads to preventing your identity, relationships, acceptance and ultimately belonging. The concept of the understanding of belonging is shown in my three texts: Swallow the air – Tara Jane Winch, Rabbit Proof Fence – Phillip Noyce and So Much to Tell You – John Marsden.


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The misunderstanding from the white authorities is preventing her from belonging with her family and community.

The motif of the fence represents the paths that the three girls have to following on their journey back to there family. Is a positive link between Molly and her mother to help her find her way home. The fence not only provides for Molly a way home but also a way to re-establish a connection with her mum and land where she belongs. A route the girls must take in order for them to feel security and comfort once again. Molly understands what she has to do and is determined to not let this barrier keep her from her family. Link back to topic sentence

Specific camera angles are used at the beginning of the film to show that the girls do not want to go on this journey. This is evident in the scene where the girls are being transported away from their family on the train. Close ups are used to show the distress on Molly’s facial expressions as she is being taken from her family and doesn’t know where she is going. Although there is no dialogue this displays to the audience that she is being forced on this journey away from connections to her family and land were she has strong relationships and feels security and acceptance. Understanding helps this howww??? Chuck the word understanding in there somewhere haha


Molly is similar to the protagonist Marina in the novel So Much to
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