Having the right personal or social qualities, initially to be a part of a particular group defines belonging and even not belonging. The personal feeling of belonging can be portrayed within various text types it is dynamic and depends on how it is explored and shaped through many structures, language forms and features. Therefore this essay will effectively differentiate the perspectives and approaches to the element of belonging by contrasting two different texts. The selected text types certainly depict the element, firstly through the film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ directed by Baz Luhrmann, which explores the tension between uniqueness and conformity. And secondly the novel ‘The Ink Bridge’ by Neil grant, which explores the alienation and ignorance about a whole new culture….