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Understanding Nourishes Belonging and a Lack of Understanding Prevents It. How Does as You Like It and Related Text Represent This Interpretation of Belonging? Bos 2009 Paper 1 Section Iii

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  • on October 5, 2012
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According to As You Like It by Shakespeare and the short story An Ex-mas Feast in Say You’re One of Them, by Uwem Akpan, understanding does nourish belonging and a lack of understanding prevents it. However, the picture book, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness by Colin Thompson only recognizes the latter feature of belonging. Being aware and knowledgeable of ones surroundings leads to a greater, more worldly understanding, allowing a sense of belonging to be experienced, for example by the characters Rosalind and Duke Senior in AYLI, and Maisha in An Ex-mas Feast. Consequently, a lack of awareness and understanding inhibits belonging as seen in the picture book and experienced by Orlando, Duke Fredrick and Jigana in my related text.

The pastoral nature of the Forest or Arden in AYLI creates a relaxed atmosphere which nourishes understanding and hence a sense of belonging. This nature enriched setting accommodates for the understanding of the irrelevance of status, hierarchy and classes. This is demonstrated in the role reversal when Orlando proclaims to Adam; “like a doe, I go to find my fawn and give it food”. This simile is influenced by nature and reflective of the natural instincts of fauna. This demonstrates the insignificance of status as survival is dependent on dedicated relationships and a sense of belonging which is exemplified in the possessive pronoun “my”.   Understanding further nourishes belonging in the forest when Orlando finds a sense of belonging in the stranger Duke Senior. The Duke responds to Orlando’s desperate situation and comforts him, “go find him out, and we will nothing waste till you return”. The word order emphasizes “nothing” which demonstrates the Dukes understanding within his reassurance to a stranger, creating a sense of community which effectively consoles Orlando and enables him to experience belonging.


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