Hsc English Essay

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Belonging essay - Skrzynecki and Related texts"An individual's interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of belonging." Discuss this view with detailed reference.Considered a fundamental aspect of being human, belonging is an ambiguous concept which can offer individuals a sense of identity, security and connectedness. Experiences of belonging are closely related to a person's interaction with others, as positive experiences can enrich their sense of belonging, and negative experiences can limit their sense of belonging. An individual's limited experience of belonging through their inability to positively interact with others can often incite them to reject the majority through acts of defiance, self-alienation and rebellion. This notion is extensively explored within Peter Skrynecki's poem, "St Patrick's College", from the anthology Immigrant Chronicle, and Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film "A clockwork Orange" as both texts illustrate the protagonists' limited experience of belonging through their interaction with others leading to their acts of defiance. Conversely, Peter Skrzynecki's poem, "10 Mary Street" - also from the anthology Immigrant Chronicle and Gordon Bennet's 1990 self-portrait 'But I Always Wanted to be One of the Good Guys' - explores the notion that it is through the positive interaction with others that an enriched sense of belonging can be established.Negative interactions within a group dynamic leading to a limited sense of belonging is explored in Peter Skrzynecki's "St Patrick's College", a semi-autobiographical poem in which the persona recalls his schooling years of lonliness whilst employing a lethargic tone to effectively demonstrate his segregation from the school community. The limited sense of belonging is conveyed metaphorically in the description of the persona's schooling years as ones of "darkness", which is ironic in that the school's Latin motto, 'Luceat Lux Vestra' translates to 'Let your light shine'. The schools idea of allowing your light to shine, contrasted with the persona's description of a school life of darkness reiterates that the persona felt insecure within the school community, further demonstrating that his limited experience of belonging to the group is related to his lack of positive interaction with its members.There are varying views of the school from the persona and his mother, as evident through the effectual symbolism of gestures which serves to highlight their enhanced or limited experiences of belonging within the school community. The persona's mother "said a prayer' for her son's future intension, which demonstrates her reverence towards the school's formalities and showcases her enriched sense of belonging to the group as she can interact with its members through the schools religion roots. This can be juxtaposed with the actions of her defiant son, as he violently "Stuck pine needles" into the motto. This use of pine needles in attacking the...

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