Area of Study Essay

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Area of Study Essay Topic: ‘Relationships, acceptance and understanding lie at the heart of belonging. In your response you must make detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing. Instructions: You should write about at least 2 Dickinson poems, as well as your own related text. Your ‘related’ text may be the film or novel which you have been viewing ir reading from the list or ‘the cave in the snow or the piano. Remember to double space your work and use a size 12 font. You should use any essay scaffolds or new skills acquired during the Year 11 are of study to help you To belong, a person must understand who they are as a person first and how they feel in relation to those around them. The idea that relationships, acceptance and understanding lie at the heart of belonging is demonstrated in Emily Dickinson’s two poems “A narrow fellow in the grass”, “I had been hungry all the years” and in Julian Schnabel’s film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. These texts demonstrate the sense of belonging of the key characters in their relationships, acceptance and understanding in their stories and the way they are told. In the poems and the film, the authors use the first person point of view, and language techniques such as extended metaphors and imagery, and various camera shots such as focus and exposure, to convey how relationships, acceptance and understanding lie at the heart of belonging. Relationships between people embody a sense of a belonging on a psychological level. In relationships, an individual finds meaning and purpose when they connect with other people. The need to belong is fulfilled as their life is enriched impacting positively on their sense of self-esteem, stability and security. The link between relationships and belonging can be seen in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. After
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