Tom Brennan Belonging Essay

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‘Moving into the world involves different pathways to new experiences’ could be interpreted in many different ways. In The Story of Tom Brennan by JC Burke, Tom experiences different emotions and situations as he attempts to move into the world when his brother Daniel is involved in a tragic car accident. All three of these texts show that moving into the world involves different pathways to new experiences shown through different circumstances, problems and views. Furthermore the position of characters on the four different pathways is used to highlight that anyone can move into a common circumstances in life, a similar experience as they are seen to be walking in the same direction. This shows the audience that people may encounter different situations in life, everyone is different. We are all heading in the same direction but we are all unique and will branch off into different directions. Just as the characters are positioned at different heights people in life may rise in the tree or fall, just as we experience happy moments along with devastating moments. The position of characters also shows that just because someone is above another does not mean that they will experience more things than others as the tree only branches up into the sky. Everyone is involved with the one world as represented by the tree. However that involves different pathways to new experiences through different branches as in the picture the tree doesn’t move off into one branch, it moves into many. The use of body language and choice of costume in the image shows the characters moving towards the tree as their goal. They are wearing business type clothing which may symbolise a desire for opportunity and success. The characters are shown with their arms thrusting forward towards the light at the centre they all strive to achieve. The characters have a wide appearance, a defensive stance. They are prepared for what is in store for them. The effect is of this is to imply that the.. how...
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