Belonging Speech

In the Pursuit of Happyness the aspects of people and place are explored through Chris’ constant inability to pay the rent forces him eventually to homelessness. This is caused by his lack of money which can be put back on his job.
I can guarantee that everyone here belongs in some form to someone or something.   The need to belong is generic. The need to belong is evident with Peter Skrzynecki’s Immigrant Chronicle and Gabriel Muccino’s Pursuit of Happyness.
Belonging is a complex concept. There are many levels of belonging an individual can experience. The main point about belonging is that everyone, no matter what age, race or gender, needs to belong in some way.

In 10 Mary Street all 3 of these aspects are explored. Polish foods and traditions were alien at this time. Not a lot of migration from Poland made their culture odd in a place new to them and new for the residents.
The repetition of ‘my boy’ from Chris shows how much he loves and connects with his son. This is evident more when Chris and Linda are divorcing and they are both looking after Christopher but Chris repeated says to Linda ‘ You’re not taking my boy’.  
In progression with the film Chris’s care for his son becomes deeper and he is trying to get his son out of the wreck he is currently in. There are small suggestions that Chris might be helping Christopher to belong with society in general.  
The simile ‘sought each other out instinctively like a homing pigeon’ conveys the desire for comfort, the need to speak their own language and to find others to identify with amidst the uncertainty of their situation.
The immigrants congregate in nationality groups to provide mutual support and to create a transitory sense of belonging.
The adversities of belonging to place for Chris are similar to Peter Skrzynecki’s in Migrant Hostel; however the Skrzynecki’s do find belonging in community.
The image highlights the instinctive behaviour of people who are placed in uncertain situations. Mutual...