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    Belonging Place

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    Finding a sense of belonging to a place can influence an individual’s sense of acceptance within the community and culture or opposingly can enhance their sense of isolation and alienation from society.This is reflected through Raimond Gaita’s memoir Romulus My Father and Manfred Jurgensen’s poem Bonegilla 1916 through extensive literary devices.We learn individuals perceptions of place and their ability to adjust to new places governs their ability to belong and feel at home with new cultures.

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    Belonging Places

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    The feeling of belonging is not a necessity that everybody needs but is a common feeling that most people believe to be important in their lives if they want to be happy. People believe the feeling to belong helps them to be happy because if they feel like they belong somewhere they will feel safer and more confident when in that place. The place people feel like they belong in does not have to be a physical place like a house or a town/city but can also be a social place or in some ways an emotional

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    Belonging Essay 2011 HSC Question Question 3 (15 marks) Explore how perceptions of belonging and not belonging can be influenced by connections to places. In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing. The prescribed texts are listed on the next page. Word Length: 1200 words A sense of belonging is an essential part of the human condition; it is a desire shared by all. Belonging refers to the ability of an individual to fit in a specified place

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    Belonging To A New Place

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    The meaning of “belongings” is feeling comfortable and happy in a particular group of people, surroundings, situation or society. Belonging can be related to culture, language, background, hobbies, religion, occasions, national dress or some particular activity. It is a well known fact that belonging to a group can make an individual feel not only accepted, but more powerful that if they were on their own. Let us discuss the belongings in two different situations. In first situation we will discuss

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    location may present us with the perception that we either belong or not belong however, it is the connections that we form with people in places, memories of previous places and ones response to experiences within places that heightens ones sense of belonging or alienation. The concept of belonging through connections with people, experiences and memories in certain places is explored in the texts Romulus my Father a memoir by Raimond Gaita and Oranges and Sunshine directed by Jim Loach. It is not a connection

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    Jigsaw Puzzle:A Place of Flow and Belonging The concept of belonging and flow are two foundation of human flourishing which presents happiness. Jigsaw puzzle is the one that provides me a sense of belonging and the great amount of flow. It is a table game which requires the assembly of different shaped pieces. Every interlocking piece has a small part of picture on it and they will produce a complete picture by putting them together. I will analyse jigsaw puzzle as an activity of encompassing the

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    lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Belonging somewhere is what most people desire most in their lives. Things as simple as wanting to belong to a family, or belonging with the right person, either way all I have ever wanted is to belong. Literature allows me to be able to belong in exciting tales of fiction or impacting novels. Literature in my life has always been the escape from reality to a place where I can pick up any novel and just jump right into it. Literature

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    Have you ever felt like you were a stranger? Like no one likes you, and they treated you as if you didn’t belong? Where you only knew a couple of people or even none .You feel lonely and left out, but there will always be a way that you can overcome the feeling and the situation, this is how I did it. It all began when I first remember going to Mexico, where my dad and his family live. I would be so excited to see the family and eat the amazing food, go down to the beach and walk around, and my favorite

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    Intersex and transgender females deserve a place of belonging in the world of sport. Society’s need to categorize humans makes it difficult for minorities to find a sense of belonging. Humans are easily given labels by society - as gay, straight, black, asian, female, male etc. This system works for the majority of people, and those who fit in do not see a necessity to change these constructs. As Judith Butler argues in her essay Undoing Gender we must remake the definition of human by deconstructing

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    A sense of belonging is an essential part of every individual's life. A sense of belonging can be created from having connections with people and places within a personal, cultural, historical and social context. The choice of where to belong and who to belong with changes people's sense of belonging as time passes. The Poetry of Peter Skrzynecki's 'Immigrant Chronicle' and Carson McCullers's novel , "The member of the wedding" demonstrates how a sense of belonging comes from having connections

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