The historical allusion in the line, "Pegging my tents further and further south of Hadrian's Wall" exemplifies the increasing distance between the father and son as well as evincing the geographical disconnection from the persona’s homeland. Peter's alienation is emphasized through the anaphora of the possessive pronoun in ‘His Polish friends’, ‘His Dog’ and ‘His Garden’, explicating that his father’s world of Polish culture is a territory into which he cannot trespass. Furthermore, Feliks’ satisfaction with his sentimental lifestyle is exemplified through the serene imagery of how he "Sits out the evening…
Peter’s lack of belonging is felt throughout this poem as he cannot truly appreciate his father’s Polish heritage against the mainstream Australian culture that Peter has grown up in. This is established when Peter quotes ” I inherited unknowingly – “. In that quote, Peter has cleverly used enjambment to create a feeling of empathy from the responders at Peter’s lack of involvement in his culture. Furthermore in the last stanza of the
It is therefore important for the carers to be aware of the individuals preferred method of communication and also to support the individual to use their preferred method. Individuals have the right to communicate through their chosen method and their choice should be acknowledged and respected by supporting them. The individual’s right are particularly important when using specific communication methods and language because it’s their major way of communicating their needs and preferences. Communication is a basic human right. Without communication the individual is unable to realise or exercise their rights.
Changes in people’s lives affect their sense of belonging through obstacles and experiences that have involved change in a person’s life. Peter skrzynecki’s experiences expressed in “immigrant chronicles” shows how ones personal, social, emotional and especially cultural perceptions can change through obstacles faced. The idea of belonging is an important and fundamental value in our lives. Belonging most commonly emerges from experience and notions of identity, relationships, acceptance and understanding. Sense of belonging is represented in various ways throughout vvv.
In stanza 1, the metaphor ‘The Joneses of his own mind’s making’ indicate that the speaker’s father’s identity is strongly linked to individualism and that he desires to complete tasks in his own way. The simile “Loved his garden like an only child” suggest that his father takes pride in his garden and finds a sense of himself there as he rolls the “tobacco”. The diction of tobacco symbolizes polish culture; tobacco being grown in Felik’s garden shows that he has bought polish customs into Australia and has not adjusted himself to Australian gardens. Through the metaphor and smilies, it draws a picturesque and cultural imagine of Feliks belonging in his garden “[spending] years walking its perimeter”. Peter’s father belongs only in his own created world- his accustomed garden, through the shared commonality of cultural background.
Through dialogue and tone we understand that Homer is quite distant from his father. After his father saves the miner’s life Homer proudly says, “That’s my dad,” but as his dad starts to yell at the miner, he again says, “That’s my dad” but this time with an embarrassed tone. Through this technique we are able to see that while Homer wants to be proud of his dad because of his lack of compassion he feels uncomfortable and uneasy around him. This scene is also shown in a very dark and dull colour, which reflects how Homer feels coldness towards his father compared to the rest of his bright life. When John Hickam sees his son and enquires to how the football training went, close camera angles show us the disappointment that Homer experiences on his face and as the camera cuts back to John we see how he thinks his son is weak.
Feliks has created his own garden to which he “loved it like an only child”. The garden represents a natural world he can understand and control. It also offers security and peace as he establishes a deep connection to it. Instead of becoming an educated Australian like Peter, Feliks refuses to belong as he holds onto his past and Polish heritage. The fact that Peter is becoming more Australian further distances him from his father leading to isolation and alienation.
Skrzynecki looks at the changing nature of belonging and its impacts through his relationship with his father. Initially, the possessive pronoun “my gentle father” reveals their close relationship but as their cultural ties weaken they become distanced from one another. The growing alienation brought about by the detachment from Polish culture and the embracing of Australian culture is revealed when the poet to metaphorically pegs his tents “further and further south of Hadrian’s Wall” away from his traditional roots. As the poet distances himself from his culture and father, the simile “like a dumb prophet” reveals that both parties are powerless to prevent this inevitable separation. Being a first generation migrant, the father’s strong cultural bonds prevents his assimilation because of society’s intolerance towards migrants, as shown through the animalistic imagery of the
Essay on Maus Elizabeth Gilbert says “Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” Art Spieglman’s graphic novel Maus looks at how guilt affects Artie. It affects him feeling as if he is not a good son and guilty for not being part of the war and understanding how those who were in the Holocaust felt. Also, Artie feels guilty on the success he got on this book. Artie feels guilty for not being a good son. This can be observed when Vladek wakes up Artie early in the morning to ask him to help fix the roof (page number).
This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy. Willy has a particular standards which he holds Biff to. Willy wishes for his eldest to be a salesman, as himself, absent-mindedly forgetting that his other son, Happy, has completed such a task and became the one thing he wanted for Biff. Willy is quite critical of Biff’s life choices, seeing them as failures, while Willy is losing his worldly possessions, his family and even his health because of said profession. Willy, himself, conformed rather than following his brother to Alaska, Africa or anywhere else.