ʻA getting of wisdomʼ by Craig Ashby and ʻAnother brick in the wallʼ music video by Pink Floyd both contrast various techniques which show belonging and emphasis a source of being a part of something but also being challenged and going through hardships before getting there. Society distinctively shows that the surroundings in the environment we are in can inﬂuence our actions or determine whether we belong or not. In ʻA getting of wisdomʼ by Craig Ashby, he emphasises that his grandmother was a huge inﬂuence in his life however his friends and peers were also heavily inﬂuencing him due to the fact that they were rough, hardcore and rebellious. At the moment where Ashby moves to Walgett, he deﬁnitely feels left out and doesn't feel as if he ﬁts in. Therefore he makes the decision to hang out with boys that are bad news for him and they heavily inﬂuence him to do the things they do for example, smoke pot and drink alcohol. Even though Ashby himself knows this is wrong because of his role model being his grandma and her positive inﬂuence on him, he still does the things his “friends” do because it helps him feel that he ﬁts. He mentions that his “way of life had him headed to a jail cell in bathurst”. The was aware that his living standards and the way he was choosing to live his life was heading him towards the wrong direction because he was aware what him and his friends were getting up to was wrong. The quote “ i was a rough kid trying to live in a rough world” shows that he transformed to a rough kid, but not as rough as the other boys, and was trying to live the life that they were living. He found it difﬁcult from the way he signiﬁes that he was “trying” to live in the rough world. We know from this technique known as emotive language and it gives the reader a sense of knowing that he was trying hard to ﬁt in and to feel apart of something. Hence these two quotes show how society has an impact on belonging and how it had an impact especially...
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