Belonging Essay - 2 Related Texts
The very last page is her standing in her room with a large Red Tree filled with lots of red leaves and you can see that she has accepted herself in the society. She has done this because she has a glowing smile on her face.
Jessie demonstrates challenging authority in “Who you are” by giving advice to other people to be yourself instead of living a lie and following society’s rules. This is illustrated when Jessie sings “Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!”
Alienation is the estrangement of somebody who is forced or unforced to distance people from each other or of people from what is important or meaningful to them. Strictly Ballroom demonstrates many moments of alienation, one particularly is Scott feeling as though he doesn’t belong in the ADF because he doesn’t confine with the ballroom dancing rules. This is illustrated when himself and Fran dance their own steps and cause a stir in the ADF judging, this is a powerful impact on belonging because if you don’t follow the rules you are forced to feel neglected.
Alienation is also illustrated in The Red Tree through pictures and descriptive language. The visual technique as quoted, “nobody understands”, It is raining and the brushstrokes are soft but distinctive and the colours are dull and dark creating the audiences idea of how the girl is feeling. The girl is a seclusion to society showing her being an ‘outsider’, the visual