It can be said that the moment we are born we are trying to belong. That moment at birth where the yearn for that first connection with someone, or something that can create a sense or security and acceptance. This leads us to belive that a sense of belong can emerge from the connects made to people or places. This concept will be evaluated and discussed with textual reference and quotes from “ rainbows end” by jane Harrison, and “ the year my voice broke” by
rainbows end talks of the conflict and descrimination of the aboriginals in white society. The main idea explored is that the indigenous community does not belong on the same margins as white society, even though they rightfully belong as an equal part of it. The play talks of 3 women living in the flats, this lays segregated from the town as it is .
the aboriginals live separate from the tosn on the flats as they do not belong . this is expressed when gladys goes to see the queen, but is unable to , as a wall of hessian has been erected to block the queens view of the flats. Gladys the expression “ like a band aid over a sore”. This emphasis how she wants to live in a better house, to improver her standard of living by venturing outside the flats. They live in an area of lower socio-economic status. The protagonist nan dear refers to her home as a humpy( a run down kind of house). Dolly nans granddaughter however refers to a home as “ a place where there are people looking out for each other
Gladys another one of the main characters has a much softer attitude to white society and longs to participate in community activities. Nan dear tries to discourage her from doing so. She distrusts the whites as she was forced to leaver Cummeragunja, her place of belonging, because of the descrimination she was shown from the whites. Gladys never having experienced such things, and see’s nothing but opportunity in the white society, and strongly believes that her ethnicity shouldn’t hold...
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