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Belonging is considered a fundamental aspect of being human belonging is an ambiguous concept which can offer individuals a sense of identity security and connectedness The idea of belonging is a significant and fundamental value in our lives Belonging most commonly emerges from experience and notions of identity relationships acceptance understanding and culture intro ps n poems n related txt the terminal Steven SpielbergMigrant Hostel indicates the immigrants sense of barriers of the negative perceptions within the hostel Migrant Hostel begins with the sense of secrecy with the numbers of migrants arriving and leaving the words comings goings arrivals and sudden departures emphasise this The rhetorical question Who would be coming next highlights the insecurity surprise and amazement of the migrants who were forced to come to the hostels and alienated from the rest of the population Skrzynecki uses this technique of a list to convey a sense of dislocation by the migrants He uses words such as comings and goings to describe the uncertainty of their lives These words are contrasting and suggest that there is no sense of permanence and that the hostel is a temporary environment In the related text a scene of Viktor Novorski running up the stairs to see the news this long shot scene shows how big and how crowded the international transit lounge is and by night it shows how everyone has left and how empty the lounge is which makes him feel alienated and secluded from the worldThere is a sense of separation shown in the last stanza of Migrant Hostel The barrier at the main gate closes them off from the outside world and is symbolic of their feeling of alienation The highway is symbolic of their route to a new life from which they were prevented The barrier rises and falls a constant reminder that they are not wanted and highlights their separation from the real world and their feelings of shame There
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