It is a constant struggle to define where we belong.
Imaginative The struggle to find ones place of belonging is important in the lives of some people. In rare cases, people may find themselves stuck in-between two groups (worlds), deciding which their connected to.
A person’s basic human need to belong to people, places and surroundings can be the result of many of their actions throughout their life. For some people a sense of belonging can be difficult to get. The struggle to belong is portrayed in many ways in the 2007 movie, ‘Romulus, My Father’ by Richard Roxburgh. Through Gaita’s employment of many writing techniques and his recollection of past events and hardships, the viewer becomes aware of the many struggles of the characters, mainly to belong to the Australian culture and landscape. Romulus Gaita’s struggle to belong was obvious from an early age. His father died when he was just a child and he regularly changed living conditions between living with his mum and his grandparents. These changes denied Romulus the opportunity to develop a sense of belonging with normal family situations. This may be why he tried so hard to start a strong sense of family for Raimond. Romulus believed that family bonds is made obvious, especially through his influence for Raimond to seek out his sisters Barbara and Susan. Romulus believed that for brother and sister not to know of each other’s whereabouts, letalone their existence, was so against the order of things that it created a mental damage to their lives. This sensitive and unique situation describes how Romulus felt, that not belonging to a family was extremely negative and could result in further struggles to follow. Frankie from ‘The Member of The Wedding’, is seen in a constant struggle, by moving from one group to the next, finding which she wants to belong to. This is her mistake, she’s in a state of struggle because she is trying to find groups that her mind desires and feels as if she should be...
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