Identity And Belonging Essay

Submitted By iiiMc1324
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‘Discovering who we are and where we belong can be challenging.’
‘Searching for who we are and where we fit in can take time.’ Identity is not just a matter of external circumstances, or of genetics: even identical twins, born and raised in the same environment, will differ from each other in their responses to the world and the personalities they develop. One human quality that we all share, despite our individual identities, is the need to belong. The warmth of a loving family or supportive friends sustains us and assists us to develop our own sense of self. However, the cost of belonging can be substantial. Families, for example, may have expectations of us that conflict with our own ambitions. It is painful to be an outsider but there is often a price to pay for belonging.
(Famous Quote Paragraph) – “To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.” - Vincent D'Onofrio
(Skin Paragraph x2)
Roo from the play 'Summer of The Seventeenth Doll' produced by Ray Lawler is a character best described as the face of masculinity and mate ship of the Australian1950's, Roo is forced to accept the transition in his life,in order for him discover who is and where he belongs in life, he is no longer able to compete with the new generation of cane cutters, therefor he needs to search for who he is and where he belongs. This is difficult for Roo to face seeing as he has always been the leader of the group and has always been one of the best there wasat cane cutting “Roo’s one of the top gangers-- runs his own team--". Roo also feels that he has been made a fool of; this further shows the conversion that he has had to go through making him accept that he is no longer the strong masculine man he used to be.
Our family is often the first source of our identity and a child will generally take their first identity from the adults around them. A child does not