Landon shows disrespect towards his Principle through his body language and tone of voice, instead of sitting up politely, he slouches and talks back. Not only does Landon not care about authority he consistently rebels against societal norms such as: caring, having morals, having a sense of self and having a conscience. Landon displays these abnormalities by not standing up to his friends when they made fun of Jamie for talking to Landon, by not feeling nearly enough sympathy for the boy who got hurt even though it was Landon who pushed him. Landon displays a lack of morals by drinking and driving. One of the reasons to Landon’s misconduct is that he completely and utterly disrespects and loathes his Father figure.
o The Simple Gift-summary of individual chapters. Chapter One -Billy feels very negative about the place lives in “My street,My suburb.”he should feel a sense of belonging here because he lives here but the adjectives used to describe the place are very negative as he doesn't feel a sense of belonging to this place “dead -beat” “shithole” “downtrodden” “lonely” “damn place”. All of this indicates the resentment he feels towards to the place he grew up in and the negative experiences of growing up here has been to him. -Its so bad that even the rocks “protest” at having to remain here (pg4)Herrick personifies the rocks to emphasise how negative Billy feels about this “damn place” .The whole street is run-down and unkempt-Herrick shows this through the “broken down truck”, “grass unmown around all the doors”, windows in spencers house broken.The negativity of the place is further emphasises through the description of the weather “The wind howls and the rain sheets in”as he goes to the school.On the train Billy is freezing -the wind and rain hits him “with the force of a fathers punch.”,this provides the reader with insight on the life Billy is leaving behind.
Holden’s point of view also affects his life greatly. He views people as boring and “phony”. This causes people to see him as weird and insane. No one wants to be around him. This makes him lonely and isolated, which negatively affects his
Billy reveals himself as a reject, a thief and a troubled character who rejected a restrictive and disciplined education system. The cause of his alienation and isolation appears to be physical and psychological abuse from his school and his run down neighborhood. Billy has a sense of belonging to a sport, to a team, a normal part of a persons childhood. After accidentally kicking the ball into the window and cracking the glass, Billy's father over-reacts and violently hits him. "gave me one backhander/across the face/so hard I fell down...
Understanding nourishes belonging. A lack of understanding prevents it. An individual’s potential to create and retain a sense of belonging relies upon both the community’s, and their personal capacity for understanding. Millers the Crucible coupled with the study of Seabold’s novel the Lovely bones and the film The Virgin Suicides, explore the detrimental effect a lack of understanding has on an individual’s sense of belonging. Throughout the texts, the characters reveal the significance an understanding of a personas nature has in allowing them to retain a sense of belonging.
People experience a sense of belonging in varied and complex ways. How is this explored in the texts you have studied? Belonging is a layered concept where you can achieve a sense of belonging through. Peter Skrzynecki has explored the concept of not belonging due to the lack of connection in the poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “In the folk museum”. The lack of connection or intimacy will lead to isolation and alienation.
This use of pine needles in attacking the motto highlights violence and aggression the persona feels towards the school, which is a direct reflection of his lack of interaction with others, resulting in his feelings of insecurity and actions of defiance which in turn builds a greater barrier to belonging. This is further emphasised in “could say the
Furthermore, it’s very likely these people just choose to make this child suffer because of its predisposition. “Perhaps it was born defective, or perhaps it has become imbecile through fear, malnutrition, and neglect”. (Omelas, 260). In addition it seems as though the suffering imposed in this story is not to benefit the town but to benefit those who abuse the child through neglect and spectating. “One of them may come in and kick the child to make it stand up”.
The theme in a piece of fiction is its controlling idea or its central insight. It is the author's underlying meaning or main idea that he is trying to convey. Theme (1) Friendship: Importance of Companionship, everyone needs someone or at least something. Companionship and a sense of belonging are vital to human happiness. EXPLANATION OF FRIENDSHIP: * The friendship that George and Lennie have together is an unusual one, they don’t talk about how they feel about each other/why they should stay loyal – they just stand by each other.
He is tormented by the local children and his life is miserable, lonely and full of fear. In the poem he gets describes as 'A solitary mister' which reflects on the fact that he is isolated from the society. Similarly 'The Clown Punk' is a piteous man who is not accepted by the society because of his identity and the way he looks. In the poem the narrator describes him as a 'basket of washing' which empathises on the fact that he is not respected and made fun of. The structures of both poems have been written to convey the isolation of the characters for example the poet in T.H.I.T.P has divided the poem into seven stanzas, each consist of six lines.