10 Mary Street Belonging Analysis

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How do the texts you have studied represent the risks and rewards of belonging? Answer with reference to your prescribed text and ONE other text of your choosing. Belonging is a way of acceptance, having security, fulfilment or a connection in association to people, places, groups and communities. There are different notions of belonging; however, they are recognised in cultural, historical, personal and social contexts. The poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “10 Mary Street” by Peter Skrzynecki and the film “Edward Scissorhands” by Tim Burton all show the risks and rewards of belonging. By gathering various techniques within each of these texts and showing their effect, they display how each person’s ideas of belonging will allow for different approaches to it. Peter Skrzynecki wrote many poems about his personal risks and rewards of belonging, shown largely in “Feliks Skrzynecki”. This is a poem written in first person…show more content…
Towards the end of “Edward Scissorhands” by Tim Burton, Edward’s relationship with Peg and Kim mature and the sense of disconnection slowly begins to fade. This newly developed relationship allows Edward to feel a sense of belonging towards the town, which he had wanted from the beginning. This shows the rewards of belonging for Edward as this is what he has desired for so long and he has realised that it has been hard, but also worth it as he has formed relationships with whom he truly cares about. This is shown through the use of colour again, where the whole town, including Edward’s house, becomes covered by snow and everything becomes white. This climaxing scene is shown in an establishing shot to show contrast whole image of the town but this time to show the identical colour of the houses. The diegetic and non-diegetic sound creates an emotional atmosphere in which prompt the audience to understand and rejoice about Edward’s new
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