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<ul><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 1/23</p><p>An individuals interaction with others and the world around them canenrich or limit their experience of belonging. Discuss this view withdetailed reference</p><p>Interaction between individuals provides a foundation of belonging. Particular connections</p><p>and relations are distinctive according to whether the multifaceted concept of belonging is</p><p>enriching or limiting. Raimond Gaitas, Romulus My Fatheris a memoir that portrays these</p><p>positive and negative experiences by exploring the synergy that is belonging. Gaita</p><p>demonstrates the enriching and yet limiting effect of an unfamiliar landscape on a</p><p>protagonist Romulus, whose cultural foundation causes a bias and a subsequent struggle to</p><p>belong. However this physical struggle to belong is built upon a juxtaposing and yet</p><p>enriching memory of what Romulus desires. A strong cultural heritage with dominating</p><p>values and ethics, leads to the formation of lifelong and enriching bonds. This occurs whilstbarriers to belonging form from the elements which provide Romulus with a sense of</p><p>security. Similarly, Herzls, Der Judenstaat pamphlet illustrates how a cultural schism either</p><p>limits an individuals sense of identity. Individuals strive to escape persecution or strengthen</p><p>their cultural foundation as they endeavour to reach a common goal of reaffirming their</p><p>beliefs whilst escaping discriminating communities. However enriching this may be, by</p><p>forming a Jewish state, Jews are purposefully alienating themselves from the wider world</p><p>and limiting their own cultural diversity. Both texts explore how although an experience may</p><p>be elevating, its degree of enrichment may not outweigh the limitations that consequently</p><p>occur.</p><p>Security is often provided to an individual encountering alien environments or situations</p><p>through a congregation based on backgrounds, ideals or ethnicity to form a smaller community</p><p>within a greater society. In Romulus My Father by Raimond Gaita, protagonist Romulus is</p><p>presented with an unfamiliar and daunting environment where he sought out security and a</p><p>sense of belonging, As soon as my father arrived at the camp, he asked the man who greeted</p><p>new arrivals whether there were other Romanians. Hindsight conveys a notion of a lifelong</p><p>bond formation between Romulus and minor protagonist Hora. This bond depicts the</p><p>enrichment formed between like-minded and culturally alike characters that provide a strong</p><p>sense of belonging. However this same bond is formed on a bases of insecurity and failure toassimilate which illustrates a limitation to both characters cultural enrichment and therefore</p><p>their belonging to a wider, more diverse community. This friendship is built upon both cultural</p><p>similarities and ideological ties which demonstrate the multifaceted nature of belonging via</p><p>highlighting the importance of social bonds that allow individuality and identity, known as</p><p>character, which is an imperative trait to both Hora and Romulus. This individuality is based</p><p>upon idiosyncratic differences. However, due to similarities in values and morals both</p><p>characters are portrayed as being highly influential on Raimond especially and respected by a</p><p>wider community. This demonstrates how an individualsinteraction with others can enrich</p><p>their sense of belonging.</p></li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 2/23</p><p>Romulus is deeply affected by the pedigrees of culture which shape his experience of belonging</p><p>and influence the way in which he relates to the Australian landscape. Cultural dislocation</p><p>proves to be a limitation to Romulus sense of acceptance as he feels restricted by a chasm of</p><p>cultural dissimilarity. Use of tactile imagery shows Romulus strong connection with his</p><p>homeland and his desire for the soft and European foliage portrays. He continues with this</p><p>mentality by surrounding himself with Balts, (immigrants) and an artificial European</p><p>aesthetic, the pepper tree. Romulus discontent with the Australian landscape is emphasised</p><p>through parallelism with his wifesadverse attitude to the topography,desolate symbols of</p><p>deprivation and barrenness.. Gaita uses a dysphemistic and hyperbolic description of</p><p>Christines cultural dissimilarity, the vast landscape with only crude wire fences. The</p><p>dislodgment of both Romulus and Christine reiterate their negative view on the Australian</p><p>landscape with a parallel provided with their aversion to an unfamiliar culture that they</p><p>knowingly avoid, inevitably limiting their experience of belonging. This desolate attitude</p><p>towards an Australian setting is shared between adult characters depicted in the memoir,</p><p>however these ideals are juxtaposed with Raimonds epiphany and connection to the land that</p><p>provides a culturally and enriching connection between identity and setting for protagonist</p><p>Raimond. This connection demonstrates how and individuals interaction with the world around</p><p>them can enrich their experience of belonging whereas Romulus and Christines connection</p><p>illustrated their environments possible limiting traits.</p><p>Der Judenstaat Paragraph</p><p>Synthesis Paragraph</p><p>Conclusion</p></li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 3/23</p><p>An individuals interaction with others and the world around them canenrich or limit their experience of belonging. Discuss this view withdetailed reference</p><p>Intro:</p><p>Our sense of belonging is individual and unique to each of us. It is shaped by our</p><p>individual perspectives, experiences and often reflects how we see ourselves. An</p><p>individuals interaction with other people and the world around them does pose the</p><p>potential to either enrich or limit their experience of belonging. Our perception and</p><p>attitude influence the ways in which we can belong to or with certain groups, people or</p><p>landscapes. Our perception is shaped by our past experiences and influences, thus each</p><p>persons sense of belonging are unique. It is through this that the way individuals</p><p>interact with each other and the world around them is influenced, which in turn can</p><p>either enriches or hinders ones sense of belonging. This notion is evident in the memoir</p><p>Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita and the petition by Vincent Lingiari, Gurindji</p><p>Petition to Lord Casey, Governor General. The two texts address this notion through</p><p>exploring the different aspects that give way to an enrichment or hindrance of ones</p><p>sense of belonging.</p><p>This essay was a band 6 - some teachers gave it full marks and a few gave it close to fullmarks... whatever this essay may be, I hope it helps :)</p></li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 4/23</p><p>Enjoy,</p><p>Tash</p><p>An individuals interaction with others and the world around them can</p><p>enrich or limit their experience of belonging. Discuss this view withdetailed reference</p><p>Considered a fundamental aspect of being human, belonging is an ambiguous concept which</p><p>can offer individuals a sense of identity, security and connectedness. Experiences of belonging</p><p>are closely related to a persons interaction with others, as positive experiences can enrich their</p><p>sense of belonging, and negative experiences can limit their sense of belonging. An individuals</p><p>limited experience of belonging through their inability to positively interact with others can often</p><p>incite them to reject the majority through acts of defiance, self-alienation and rebellion. This</p><p>notion is extensively explored within Peter Skrzyneckis poem,St. Patricks College,from the</p><p>anthology Immigrant Chronicle,and Stanley Kubricks 1971 filmA Clockwork Orangeas both</p><p>texts illustrate the protagonists limited experience of belonging through their interaction with</p><p>others leading to their acts of defiance. Conversely, Peter Skrzyneckis poem,10 Mary Street-</p><p>also from the anthology Immigrant Chronicle-explores the notion that it is through the positive</p><p>interaction with others that an enriched sense of belonging can be established.</p><p>OR</p><p>An individuals interaction with others and the world around them can limit their experience of</p><p>belonging solely due to their culture. This is portrayed in both Peter Skryzneckis poetry and inthe short film directed by Michael Weisler, Missing Her. The poem Migrant Hostel identifies that</p><p>a culture will seek out people of the same culture in order to create a sense of belonging. The</p><p>poem Postcard identifies that belonging to a place is achieved through experience. The short</p><p>film Missing Her shows how ones culture can alienate.</p></li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 5/23</p><p>Structure</p><p>An individuals interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or</p><p>limit their experience of belonging.</p><p>There are TWO key parts to this essay question that you will need to address in your</p><p>response.</p><p>a. An individuals interaction with others and the world around them</p><p>You need to spend some time asking yourself these questions:</p><p>Who or what does the speaker/individual interact with in this poem?</p><p>Why does this interaction occur?</p><p>b. can enrich or limit their experience of belonging</p><p>You need to spend some time asking yourself these questions:</p><p>What is the individuals experience of belonging that is communicated in my</p><p>poem?</p><p>Does this interaction enrich the individuals experience of belonging? Why/How?</p><p>Does this interaction limit the individuals experience of belonging? Why/How?</p><p>As you can see, writing an essay requires A LOT of thinking BEFORE you start</p><p>writing.</p><p>Once you have written your answers to the above questions, then you can formulate</p><p>your TWO hypotheses, you can go and see if the evidence from the poems actually to</p><p>supports your hypotheses by filling in anevidence chart.</p><p>Remember that ultimately you will ONLY be writing on ONE of these hypotheses </p><p>the one that YOU determine has the most evidence to SUPPORT it.</p><p>Your essay structure will be similar to this:</p>http://www.evidencechart.com/http://www.evidencechart.com/http://www.evidencechart.com/http://www.evidencechart.com/</li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 6/23</p><p>P1: Introduction outline hypothesis, say something briefly about each poem what</p><p>its about and/or how it links to your hypothesis</p><p>P2: First poem and hypothesis two pieces of evidence to support first half of</p><p>statement (who or what the individual interacts with) then a linking phrase mid-</p><p>paragraph similar to it is this interaction that leads to as you them move on to your</p><p>two pieces of evidence that supports the second half of your hypothesis (whether this</p><p>interaction enriches or limits the individuals experience of belonging).</p><p>P3: Second poem and hypothesis (but remember your linking phrase to show there is</p><p>a logical relationship between your previous paragraph and this one) two pieces of</p><p>evidence to support first half of statement (who or what the individual interacts with)</p><p>then a linking phrase mid-paragraph similar to it is this interaction that leads to as</p><p>you them move on to your two pieces of evidence that supports the second half of</p><p>your hypothesis (whether this interaction enriches or limits the individuals</p><p>experience of belonging).</p><p>P4: Conclusion find a memorable quote from someone memorable (former prime</p><p>minister, Shakespeare etc) that links to your hypothesis about belonging. Restate</p><p>your hypothesis and your texts discussed in essay.</p><p>I hope that helps! I dont want to be TOO prescriptive with structure please feel</p><p>free to play around with it! BUT please make sure that you have a strong argument</p><p>that responds DIRECTLY to the essay question and that allows you to provide</p><p>RELEVANT and meaningful EVIDENCE to support it. Note: in English EVIDENCE =</p><p>quotes as well as analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of techniques to achieve</p><p>the composers desired purpose.</p><p>An individuals interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit theirexperience of belonging. This statement can be readily depicted through various texts which</p></li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 7/23</p><p>include Raimond Gaitas memoir, Romulus My Father and Universal Studios 2004 film,</p><p>Hating Alison Ashley. Both of these texts involve various techniques that assist in portraying</p><p>the concept of belonging to both an environment and to relationships. Belonging is a concept</p><p>that is more complex than it first appears. It may be experienced on many levels between</p><p>belonging and not belonging, be it to a family, a friendship, a place or a surrounding</p><p>environment. It is a perception that is shaped within personal, cultural, historical and social</p><p>contexts. Belonging is to fit in or to be accepted in a particular place or environment, to feel</p><p>comfortable and connected to other individuals. Alternatively it may be isolation or alienation</p><p>from others, to feel estranged or at odds with the environment.</p><p>Raimond Gaitas memoir, Romulus My Father demonstrates how an individuals interaction</p><p>with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of belonging to an</p><p>environment. Gaita uses first person throughout the book, not only to express his</p><p>experiences but to articulate both his mother and fathers experiences of belonging to their</p><p>surroundings also. Romulus is a migrant to Australia who always considered himself</p><p>Romanian. Gaita often expresses Romulus as being at odds with the environment, never</p><p>reconciling to the Australian landscape, whose foliage and vegetation seemed symbols ofdeprivation and bareness. This statement is symbolic of how he feels towards Australia and</p><p>demonstrates how Romulus chose to only see the negative aspects of his surrounds and</p><p>focused more on his desire to be back in Europe amongst soft and gentle foliage. These</p><p>two simple descriptions of different landscapes are instantly juxtaposed and express</p><p>Romuluss feelings of loneliness in...</p><p>Interaction is the very inception of belonging. Whilst the concept is multifaceted andcomplex, there are distinctive interactions that either enrich or limit an individuals experience</p></li><li><p>5/23/2018 Enrichment and Limitations</p><p> 8/23</p><p>of belonging. This is highlighted through examination of Gaitas RMF and other texts, which</p><p>each explore the synergy that is belonging.</p><p>The pedigrees of culture forge the basis of an individuals experience of belonging. impact</p><p>on the way in which individuals relate to a particular geographic environment. Collectively,</p><p>culture and environment can be an enriching force of connection; despite this, cultural</p><p>dislocation can also limit ones sense of belonging. Gaita feels limited by a chasm of cultural</p><p>dissimilarity. His use of tactile imagery creates a strong connection between Romulus and</p><p>his homeland as he yearns for soft and European foliage. This idea is reinforced as he</p><p>attempts to manufacture an artificial European aesthetic in Frogmore by surrounding himself</p><p>with the pepper tree and other Baltic immigrants. Romulus rejection of Australian Flora and</p><p>Fauna is furthered through parallelism with his wifes adverse attitude to the topography.</p><p>Gaitas hyperbolic and dysphemistic description: the vast landscape with only crude wire</p><p>fences effectively illustrates Christinesstate of cultural dissimilarity. The displacement</p><p>experienced by Romulus and his wife is reiterated as their distaste for the Australian bush is</p><p>paralleled w...</p></li></ul>

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