Simple Gift Speech

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It is imperative that each and every one of us experiences the joy, happiness and sense of fulfillment that arises from long gone. Good morning teachers. I m sure you can cope Billy and myself that there is something worthwhile in sense of belonging. Today I am here to talk about “different people have different perceptions of belonging “through the analysis of Steven Herrick’s book. So what is a belonging? Well perception and ideas of belonging or not belonging vary. These perceptions are shaped within personal, cultural, historical and social context. A sense of belonging can emerge from the connections made with people, place, group, communities and the larger world. Within Steven Herrick’s book “The Simple Gift” and I will discuss with you aspects of belonging in terms of experiences, identity, relationships and acceptance and understanding. Through out Steven Herrick’s book we explore the elements of belonging and acceptance through the ‘pain and suffering’ and ‘suffering’ of rejection. Billy, sixteen years of age adventures into the world; leaving home on his own decision. Billy reveals himself as a reject, a thief, and a troubled character that rejected a strict irrelevant education system. The cause of this appears to be physical and emotional abuse from his father and lack of caring from his school. All the symbols pointing to a decaying, depressing environment. No sense of belonging shown. The pain and suffering endured by him from ‘the old bastard’ his father. This technique of cursing language is used to portray poor relationship he shared with his father “he gave me one backhander..i felt the blood” and his attitude towards the world he’s living in. Whilst catching a train, uncertain where the train will take him, bad weather, wind and rain recalls the violent significant memory of his father “with the forces of a fathers punch”. The

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