Belonging

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All Humans have a inherit need to belong. This feeling may be obtained by individuals through a vast range of different processes and levels.

A sense belonging is vital for our existence as it creates a sense of fulfilment and protection in our lives. We spend our lifetime searching to belong and be accepted and in the absence of this our lives can becoming meaningless and lose value. So what does Belonging mean, although a sense of Belonging may vary from person to person a universal meaning of belonging may be a way of acceptance,having security, fulfilment and a connection with something bigger than just an individual. These essential components of belonging are portrayed through the poems of Peter Skrzynecki and another additional
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In the poem “Felix Skrzynecki” Skrzynecki states “I forgot my first Polish word” this line illustrates Skrzynecki 's lack of interest in his Polish Culture as he feels he doesn 't belong. In the poem “Felix Skrzynecki” Skrzynecki uses alliteration in the second stanza to suggest peace and tranquillity, as his father holds his garden in high regard and Skrzynecki feels this is the only place where is father truly belongs. This allows for responders to learn that one may feel attached to something other than other people or groups. In this poem Skrzynecki also illustrates his fathers exclusion from the rest of Australia by the line “did your father ever attempt to learn English” this line shows Felix isolation as he cannot speak the language of the country he lives in. Although in stanza one the lines “Kept pace only with the Joneses Of his own minds making” suggest that Felix was not bothered by values or lifestyle choices that he did not believe in. This poem and other Skrzynecki poems further knowledge involving belonging and not belonging as they provide primary sources that identify multiple examples of the issue. Destruction,analyses and in depth essays of the poems allowed for a deeper understanding of belonging to be gained.

The Film Invictus by Clint Eastwood. The story is based on the novel Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandella and the game that Made a Nation. The film tells the story of Nelson Mandella in his first term as South African President,

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