The Crucible

To a certain extent the different groups we belong to define who we are, however there are times when a certain group can separate you from belonging. Being accepted within a group defines who you are as you share similar qualities and morals, making it easier to be socially accepted and create relationships. ‘Belonging’ is defined as ‘the right personal or social qualities to be a member of a particular group’ or to ‘fit a particular environment’. Belonging is important in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding as it replicates belonging to the crucible.
These texts show how belonging is integral to human existence and brings more meaning to one’s life. Both of the texts I have chosen demonstrate the implications which can arise if you choose to be different and not belong to a certain group or society. In the set text the”Crucible” John proctor is an outcast who is independent and is hung as he refuses to lie about the girls and witches. By doing this John believes that he will regain self respect as he cheated on his wife.
In the film my big fat Greek wedding, we see not belonging by a certain person within her family. The concept of belonging to a family is shown extremely well throughout the movie. We see that Tula is unhappy about being Greek. We see this when she is growing up and when at school. Her eating Greek food and attending Greek school are the main factors that show her discomfort in belonging to the Greek culture which her family embraces in heavily ignoring the way of the American life however this is not what Tula really wants she doesn’t want to be different but wants to be part of the dominant culture which is American.
The film my Big Fat Greek wedding you experience a sense of belonging which emerges from Tula’s family however little from Ian’s family. In the movie we clearly see a concept of belonging to a community. The concept of belonging is conveyed through the representations, ideas, places events and societies that they encounter until...