Belonging: Perception and St Patrick
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least one other related text of your own choosing.
“Home is where the heart is” was quoted by Pliny the Elder and is now used to signify a personal connection to a place and the personal sense of belonging received when at this place. Perceptions are influenced by connections to places and sometimes made by connections and disconnections to places. Looking at Peter Skrzynecki’s poem”10 Mary Street” and “St Patrick’s Day” that are part of the “Immigrant Chronicles” and contrasting them you look upon how the perception of belonging and not belonging is inextricably linked and is …show more content…
Peter Skrzynecki’s “Immigrant Chronicles” provide evidence of not belonging and belonging through different perceptions and represent how connections to places can and often influence these perceptions. “10 Mary Street” and “St Patrick’s Day” represent how connections to places influence perceptions of belonging and not belonging. The language used by Skrzynecki also plays a huge role in determining whether the perception explores belonging of not belonging. “Unsung Ordinary Men” provides sufficient evidence to support how a suitable environment can be perceived as belonging and not belonging. It represents the struggle and the sense of