Redfern Now Stand Up Analysis

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Relationships and experiences shape an individual’s sense of belonging only to a certain extent as an individual’s sense of belonging is greatly influenced by their own beliefs and self-perception. This can be predominantly understood in Redfern Now: Stand Up (RN), directed by Rachel Perkins, and Going Home (GH) written by Archie Weller. Redfern Now demonstrates how protagonist, Joel Shields, though studying in an elite school like Clifton Grammar, he chooses to not belong and differentiate himself from the values of the school and assert his own beliefs. Similarly, Going Home explores how even though Billy Woodward, born an Aboriginal, perceives the entire Aboriginal society as “rowdy, brawling, drunk people” and therefore chooses to not belong.
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