Belonging: Short Story and Rabbit Proof Fence Essay

641 Words Apr 12th, 2011 3 Pages
Relationships and experiences shape an individual’s sense of belonging
A sense of belonging can be created by the experiences and relationships of individuals. These different aspects of belonging were expressed in the play Rainbow’s end and the movie Rabbit Proof Fence respectively and also in the short story neighbors by Tim Winton.

A sense of belonging can be shape by the strong relationships between the cultures, family and experiences shape sense of belong even more important to the people. In rainbow’s end, the ideas of the strong relationships between the family members and alienation form the white society are shaped by using various techniques base on three characters’ living in a white society. The director Jane Harrison
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This is showing they belong to their family and culture that they can not find a sense of connection in the white society.

The ideas of belonging is important to human being which many famous writers use as a great resource of writing materials such as Tim Winton wrote a short story named ‘neighbors’. This short story is about a newly arrival young couple in a neighborhood and because the neighbors have different culture backgrounds which make the young couple feeling not belong to this block. Somehow, the things have been change after they getting know of each other and helping each other, they feel belong to this block especially when the young woman gets pregnant. Tim Winton uses descriptive language to describe the reactions of their neighbors. As ‘the man in the deli gave her small presents of chocolates and him packets of cigarettes that he stored at home……Italian woman began to offer name…..’ The detail list of the presents is shown the helping of their neighbors and they have accepted by the community and also the couple accepted them as they take the present. The sense of belonging is created amongst the community by association and integration as the part of the neighborhood.

Sum up, relationships and experiences can shape person’s sense of belong as people have great

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