"Romulus My Father" Essays and Research Papers

  • Romulus My Father

    and support that is essential to human nature. Romulus, My Father, a biographical memoir written by Raimond Gaita, explores these concepts of how connections to people and place, or lack thereof, can have dramatic and detrimental consequences on our wellbeing. This is particularly explored in the characters Christine and Romulus, who each experience an absence of belonging in their relationships with people and place. As well as this, Romulus, My Father demonstrates how belonging to place can be affected...

    Family, Interpersonal relationship, Jan Garbarek 976  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus My Father

    ROMULUS MY FATHER, THE ISLAND Belonging is about finding a sense of place in the world which can be due to a strong sense of connection with others. For those who don’t belong and cannot find ‘their place’ they are faced with problems of alienation and loneliness from others or feel estranged or in conflict with the environment. These different aspects are reflected in the texts Romulus my Father, Raimond Gaita and The Island, Armin Greder. These texts portray the concept of belonging and not...

    Australia, Island, Raimond Gaita 768  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus, My Father: Belonging

    number of factors, understanding being one of these. Without understanding of people, places, communities or the larger world, one cannot hope to establish a deep connection with these things. This concept is evident in the biographical novel, Romulus, My Father (RMF), by Raimond Gaita (1998), as well as the film text, The Freedom Writers (TFW), directed by Richard LaGravenese. These texts both present the idea that the understanding associated with one’s heritage facilitates connection with others...

    Concept, Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers 1026  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus My Father - Belonging

    identification. The memoir, Romulus, My Father, by Raimond Gaita; John Guare’s play, Six Degrees of Separation; and Tim Winton’s short story, Big World, from the collection, The Turning, explore the concept that Belonging is the driving force for the human condition. Each composer represents their varied perceptions of belonging in their texts, conveying that Belonging as a fundamental need we strive for in our search to create a concrete identity. The memoir, Romulus, My Father, portrays the ways in...

    Audience, Gaita sanabresa, John Guare 1440  Words | 4  Pages

  • Romulus, My Father - Essay

    Explore how perceptions of belonging and not belonging can be influenced by connections to places in Romulus, My Father. An individual's capacity to belong is primarily dependent on their personal experience, and varies in difficulty depending on the dynamics of each individual's personality and temperament. The landscape in which an individual resides has a definitive impact upon an individual’s sense of belonging. Furthermore, the specific place, in relation to where the individual literally...

    Australia, Culture of Australia, Raimond Gaita 967  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging- Romulus, My Father

    identity is often reflected and shaped through one’s own personal understanding of where they belong in a society. A sense of belonging is driven by both the external and internal factors that exist around them. Raimond Gaita’s biographical memoir Romulus, My Father and Margaret Atwood’s poem “Further Arrivals” clearly demonstrate similar concepts of how a person’s sense of belonging may differ. Both texts construct related understanding of the harsh experience of migration to Australia, the struggle to...

    Emotion, Gaita sanabresa, Margaret Atwood 1284  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging- Romulus My Father

    Gaita’s memoir Romulus My father as the individuals Romulus, Raimond and Christine experience the dynamic changes evident in the concept of belong to place, society and community. Armin Greder also explores the fluid and dynamic nature of belonging through his picture book ‘The Island’ through the isolation of the protagonist within the confinements of the island. The inclusion or exclusion from a community is shaped by human prejudices and tolerances. The biographical examination of Romulus’ life with...

    Australia, Foreigner, Immigration 1120  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging, Romulus My Father

    ‘An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of belonging.’ This statement can be readily depicted through various texts which include Raimond Gaita’s memoir, Romulus My Father and Universal Studio’s 2004 film, Hating Alison Ashley. Both of these texts involve various techniques that assist in portraying the concept of belonging to both an environment and to relationships. Belonging is a concept that is more complex than it first appears...

    Eric Bana, Family, Raimond Gaita 2226  Words | 6  Pages

  • Romulus My Father and Tintern Abbey

    This can be seen within Raimond Gaita’s 1998 memoir ‘Romulus my Father’ and William Wordsworth’s 1978 poem ‘Tintern Abbey’ as they search through their past and discover their own individual sense of acceptance to their story and their world. The 1998 reflective memoir ‘Romulus my Father’ is a written testimony to Raimond Gaita’s father after his death, and a journey of self-discovery as he recollects the many memories he shared with his father upon migration to Australia. It offers the contrasting...

    Landscape, Lyrical Ballads, Natural landscape 1306  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging- 'Romulus, My Father' and 'Avatar'

    live our lives. This is represented thoroughly in both ‘Romulus my Father’ by Raimond Gaita and ‘Avatar’ by James Cameron, both texts show that belonging or not belonging is an unavoidable activity and may take many different forms, some obvious and others hidden. ‘Romulus My Father’ opens with an immediate sense of insecurity and danger, ‘pitchfork held tightly in both hands, knowing that he would probably kill his uncle…’ (pg. 1) with Romulus knowing that he did not belong in this place he fled...

    Barrier, Feeling, Human 1199  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus My Father, Gattaca - Belonging

    EVALUATE HOW BELONGING IS EXPLORED THROUGH ‘ROMULUS MY FATHER’ & ONE RELATED TEXT An individual’s ability to belong is based on their capacity to reconcile their values to a larger group identity; whereas a failure to connect, due to a disparity in values, results in isolation. Raimond Gaita’s memoir Romulus, My Father, highlights the centrality of values in connecting through the contrasting experiences of Raimond and Romulus where Romulus’ failure to belong is based on his refusal to acculturate...

    Andrew Niccol, Gaita sanabresa, Gattaca 1353  Words | 4  Pages

  • Raimond Gaita's Romulus, My Father & Sujata Bhatt's Search for My Tongue

    Raimond Gaita’s “Romulus, My Father” & Sujata Bhatt’s “Search For My Tongue” The need to connect with our contextual environment, particularly forging strong bonds of association with other individuals is common to humanity. Paradoxically however, individuals often have to compromise their own values and personal integrity into order to be accepted. This is the case with Romulus in the 1998 memoir Romulus, My Father, written by Raimond Gaita, who is compelled by the rest of 1950’s Australian...

    Australia, Culture, Integrity 1396  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging- Black Swan & Romulus My Father

    biographical memoir ‘Romulus My Father’ and Darren Aronofsky’s film ‘Black Swan’. Good morning teacher and classmates. The text ‘Black Swan’ is a film directed by Darren Aronofsky. It is about a ballerina, Nina, who is elected for the main role in the classic ballet performance Swan Lake. She must play both the white and black swan but can only dance the white. She strives to belong in the position as the black swan and succeed in her role, but in doing so she spirals into insanity. My collage of pictures...

    Alice in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Darren Aronofsky 1479  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging - 'Romulus, My Father' and 'Pursuit of Happyness'

    seen in the strong relationship between a father and son. This concept can be clearly identified with reference to both Raimond Gaita’s elegiac memoir ‘Romulus, My Father’ and Gabriele Muccino’s film ‘the Pursuit of Happyness’ which is based on the biography by Chris Garner. In both texts, a strong sense of belonging can be recognised between a father and son and through the unconditional love they share with each other as a parent and child. Each father contributes so much to their sons’ lives,...

    Emotion, Family, Gabriele Muccino 1158  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging: Romulus My Father and Becoming Jane Related Text

    is paramount in the development of ones identity and therefore the definition of the institutions to which they may belong. The fragility and labyrinthine nature of belonging is explored in Raimond Gaita’s Romulus, My Father through the contrasting characters of the narrator and his titular father in their experiences to assimilate to Australian culture and society. Contrasting, Julian Jarrold’s biographical drama ‘Becoming Jane’ illustrates the influences of society on the development of an individual’s...

    Becoming Jane, Jane Austen, Julian Jarrold 1221  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comparative Analysis on Belonging of Romulus My Father and Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.Pdf

    The 1961 novel Revolutionary Road by author Richard Yates links strongly with the autobiographical recount Romulus, My Father, by Raimond Gaita, and in so doing provides a greater understanding of the concept of Belonging. It charts the disintegration of the marriage of Frank and April Wheeler as they struggle against the oppressive conformity of suburban 1950s America. The texts together explore the processes undergone by the individual in their integration to society and it’s inherent cultural...

    Morality, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 1678  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging in Romulus, My Father and This Is England

    which in turn is based on society’s standards. It may serve as a process of belonging, or alternatively, as a barrier. This concept is evident in the first scene of the film This is England, as 12-year-old Shaun enters his new school, wearing his fathers’ old denim jeans. He stands helplessly among his classmates, most in ties, hats and uniform jackets. This juxtaposition immediately shows Shaun’s quickly formed perception of how one may belong in this environment, as a fight is initiated caused by...

    Perception, Psychology, Raimond Gaita 917  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus

    struggle, an individual may endure involves barriers that are needed to be overcome in order to feel included, as if these barriers are not overcome then alienation occurs. The memoir, Gaita’s “Romulus, My Father” highlights the prevalent intense struggle of seeking belonging in a foreign country in Romulus, and emphasizes the positive effect that finding a state of belonging has. On the contrary, Kath Walkers’ poem “We Are Going” represents an aboriginal tribe’s loss of belonging – their intense...

    Australia, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 1488  Words | 4  Pages

  • Romulus My Father Related Text the Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    This is evident in the (1998) memoir by Raimond Gaita, “Romulus, My Father,” Jodi Picoult’s novel My sister’s Keeper and John Boyne’s 2007 film, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.” Each of the texts directly explore ambivalent relationships which can create a sense of belonging through the connections established through a shared context, but also alienation which has resulted from a lack of connectedness with the world around them. ROMULUS #1 A sense of belonging can emerge from the connections...

    Interpersonal relationship, Marriage, Raimond Gaita 952  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging Essay 'Romulus My Father', 'the Lost Thing' and 'the Catcher in the Rye'

    Raimond Gaita’s memoir ‘Romulus My Father,’ Shaun Tan’s ‘The Lost Thing’ and JD Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of belonging to an environment. ‘Romulus My Father’ demonstrates this through the profound sense of acceptance that exists within Raimond. He delivers his observations in a reflective and thoughtful tone, particularly in his recollections of his father, as he “loved him too deeply…...

    Demonstration, Feeling, I'm Crazy 959  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging Essay, Romulus My Father, Yellow Wallpaper and Gran Torino

    This is when we feel most comfortable, most connected to the people and environment that surrounds us. These connections are essential for us to come to terms with who and what we are, as is seen in Raimond Gaita’s Romulus My Father. Gaita’s memoir here highlights the difficulties his father encountered in attempting to establish himself amid the conservative and narrow attitudes of 1950’s Australian people having being relocated from his native home land. Although belonging is central to the discussion...

    Aristotle, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Clint Eastwood 2172  Words | 6  Pages

  • What Do You Think Are the Most Powerful Influences That Impact on an Individual’s Sense of Belonging?; Romulus, My Father

    individual’s sense of belonging is composed of many aspects and influences, the most powerful being cultural influences, and influences from having a connection and affiliation to a place. This can be seen in; the memoir ‘Romulus, My Father,’ by Raimond Gaita, in which Romulus’ culture is seen to have a large impact on his sense of belonging, as is his lack of connection to his new home in Australia. The poem ‘ We are going,” by Oogeroo Noonuccul demonstrates the importance of the influence of belonging...

    Australian Aboriginal culture, Bora, Culture 1203  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus; Belonging

    excluded naturally. This collated idea is portrayed in Raimond Gaita’s memoir Romulus my father which is supported by George orwell’s 1984. Both texts emphasise the conundrum of belonging and how exclusion can be present with belonging as well as having the ability to fit in. Gaita expresses the irony of belonging in his memoir Romulus my father exposing how morality has an influencing factor in one’s belonging. Furthermore, Romulus’ nationalism for Romania is significant for his lack of belonging for his...

    1946 births, Big Brother, Fahrenheit 451 933  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging Speech Romulus

    and cultural contexts have all worked together to shape my understanding of belonging and not belonging. How would you feel if you were thrown into an entirely different landscape to what you were used to? And were treated as an outsider just because of the colour of your skin, or where you were from? You would feel neglected, alienated, alone. This is the sense of not belonging that is strongly illustrated in both the novel Romulus my father, by Raimond Gaita, and the song Oxford Town written by...

    Emotion, Interpersonal relationship, James Meredith 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gattaca and Romulus Belonging Essay

    texts: the novel/memoir, Romulus, My Father, by Raimond Gaita; and the futuristic, dystopian film, Gattaca, by Andrew Niccol. In the memoir by Raimond Gaita, he effectively conveys the changing levels of belonging felt by Romulus throughout the text. As an immigrant or ‘New Australian’, Romulus felt alienated from Australian society at the beginning of the novel. This is conveyed in the quote ‘The local newspaper ridiculed the New Australian for his folly’ (p 28), after Romulus sets fire to the Mikkelsens’...

    Andrew Niccol, Australia, Gattaca 1082  Words | 3  Pages

  • Barriers to Belonging - Romulus and World of Warcraft

    the memoir, “Romulus, My Father” by Raimond Gaita and the MMORPG “World of Warcraft” by Blizzard Entertainment. Both of these texts explore how culture, gender, race and tradition can all create barriers to belonging. Barriers to belonging can be broken down as fast as they are put up. In the memoir “Romulus, My Father”, this idea is explored throughout the book. For example, in the second chapter when Romulus is sent to work in the town of Baringhup, little is done to provide Romulus and his family...

    Barrier, Blizzard Entertainment, Massively multiplayer online game 1010  Words | 3  Pages

  • Christina Gaita's Story Is a Chronicle of the Course of a Mental Illness That Leads to Her Tragic End. Should Romulus Take Responsibility for His Part in His Wife's Descent Into Depression and Despair, or Is It the Deficiencies in Her Character Th...

    memoir ‘Romulus, My Father', it is clear that both Romulus and Christina share the responsibility for her descent into depression and despair. However Romulus and Christina alone are not the only ones to blame for other exterior factor influenced her spiraling descent into a mental illness. It is hard to say which of Christine's actions were caused by her, and which of them were caused by her mental illness. It was her actions, and no others that caused her to have the affairs that made Romulus push...

    Childbirth, Great Depression, Individual responsibility 878  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Struggle to Belong and Find One’s Place Is Significant in the Lives of Some People.

    represented in many ways in the 1998 memoir, ‘Romulus, My Father’ by Raimond Gaita. Through Gaita’s employment of various writing techniques and his recollection of past events and adversities, the reader becomes aware of the many struggles of the characters, particularly to belong to the Australian culture and landscape. In the 2001 short story ‘Mate’, by Kate Grenville, this struggle is again represented through intertextual references, dialogue and tone. Romulus Gaita’s struggle to belong is evident...

    Australia, Culture of Australia, Dorothea Mackellar 1464  Words | 4  Pages

  • Family and Sense

    world around them. The memoir Romulus, My Father, written by Raimond Gaita and the graphic novel by Shaun Tan, The Arrival both incorporate prominent aspects of the concept of belonging. Through their representation of various elements in the text, ideas about family unity and the sense of connectedness with the environment both show how the experience of belonging is enriched, yet limited to a certain extent. Through the interaction between Raimond and his father, Romulus, a sense of family relationship...

    Cousin, Ecology, Environment 936  Words | 3  Pages

  • Speeches

    demonstrated by the combination of techniques used in the novel 'Romulus my father' by Raimond Gaita   and also in the song 'I must belong somewhere' by Bright Eyes.  One of the major aspects of belonging which is throughout the entire novel, is the belonging that Romulus has with his personal character. Gaita uses the word “work” as a metaphor to represent the way his father believes that work and character lay hand in hand. Romulus gains the respect of many different people in town from both his...

    Novel, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 947  Words | 3  Pages

  • belonging speech

    and change your perspective on the idea of Belonging. One must know who they are and where they belong in order for the community and for people around them to accept the individual. This idea is explored throughout Raimond Gaita’s memoir Romulus My Father as well as in Shaun Tan’s picture book, The Red Tree, which reveals the effect closed communities can have on the individuals mind set, by dampening the self assurance and worth, one looses site of how to belong to their community. Both Gaita...

    Accept, Human, Identity management 958  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging Essay

    been influenced by a response to the memoir Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita, the short story Two Friends by Guy de Maupassant and translated by Roger Colet and the bildungsroman The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Through one of the fundamental relationships in life, the development of friendship, allegiances are formed, nurtured and forever bonding. In the course of this account of fragility, despair, loss and resilience, Romulus, My Father works to articulate an ethical understanding...

    Friendship, Gaita sanabresa, Guy de Maupassant 1184  Words | 4  Pages

  • belonging speech

    examination of Raimond Gaita’s memoir Romulus, My Father and Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel, The Arrival a detailed understanding of belonging, especially in regards to the migrant experience, can be attained. A person’s identity and sense of self-actualisation are shaped by the evolution of their sense of belonging over time. In his reflective memoir, Gaita is writing about his childhood with a man who he loves and is comfortable with. The title “Romulus, MY father” shows ownership and a strong sense...

    DNA, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 829  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whatever

    The Area of Study 63 Sample response: Nonfiction Prescribed text: Romulus, My Father, Raimond Gaita, 1999 Related text: Gary’s House, Debra Oswald, 2000 (drama) Statement about belonging and understanding directly related to the question through the thesis statement Context Relationship of place to belonging is discussed, with supporting evidence from text Final statement in the paragraph sums up the pressures of place versus family in the quest to belong – taps into...

    Family, Knowledge, Perception 1381  Words | 5  Pages

  • Belonging Essay

    portrayal of belonging is evident in Romulus, My Father, (1998) by Raimond Gaita, Edward Scissorhands, (1990), directed by Tim Burton and Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) directed by Bruce Beresford. These texts emphasize the importance of understanding in order to nourish a sense of belonging within a certain landscape, society, culture and family. From birth an instant connection within families is established. This bond is evident through the relationship of Raimond and Romulus, who are bonded through unconditional...

    Culture, Edward Scissorhands, Europe 1210  Words | 4  Pages

  • Belonging: Family and Identity

    identity. These ideas are illustrated in the biography Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita, the film The Blind Side directed by John Hancock and the poem ’Dermott’ by Colin Thiele. Family is one of the strongest sources of belonging that can be found and they act as the most supreme provider of ideas and morals from which one can base their life upon or form their identity on. In Romulus my father, Raimond’s relationship with his father is very important in Raimond’s development as he says;...

    Family, Ignaz Semmelweis, Interpersonal relationship 1296  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging Speech

    throughout their life. This is conveyed through the memoir Romulus My Father by Raimond Gaita. As Raimond recounts the story of his father’s life, he explores the strength of family ties. Despite the sometimes tumultuous nature of the Gaita family, there never ceases to be a strong sense of belonging between the individuals. Notions of belonging between Romulus and Raimond are conveyed through the passion of Gaita’s writing about his father and the emotive language of the text. Physical belonging...

    John Green, Life, Meaning of life 918  Words | 3  Pages

  • Belonging: sean tan

    Aforementioned notions are clearly exemplified in Raimond Gaita’s memoir, Romulus, My Father (RMF), and Shaun Tan’s picture book, The Lost Thing (TLT). One’s sense of acceptance is determined by their strength of character. Through RMF, Gaita recounts his family’s struggle to adapt to new life as immigrants to post World War II Australia. Romulus’ “strength of character” is established by the high modality, “my father valued truthfulness above most things”, allowing him to form a “lifelong friendship”...

    Individual, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 933  Words | 3  Pages

  • Explore How Perceptions of Belonging or Not Belonging Are Influenced by Connections to Places.

    experiences and memories in certain places is explored in the texts Romulus my Father a memoir by Raimond Gaita and Oranges and Sunshine directed by Jim Loach. It is not a connection with the physical landscape that allows us to experience a sense of inclusion but rather connections built with people or communities that either heighten ones sense of affiliation or estrangement. This concept is portrayed in Romulus my Father through the character of Anna who is unable to form a connection with...

    Gaita sanabresa, Jan Garbarek, Perception 1722  Words | 5  Pages

  • Belonging Essay

    belong. Belonging describes the state when one finally reaches an affinity, whether it is physical, emotional or otherwise, with an entity, which may be a community, place or ideal. The importance of the desire to belong can be seen in the texts, Romulus My Father by Raimond Gaita, Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and Fiddler On The Roof by Norman Jewison, all which explore potential barriers to affinity. These barriers can be described as the inability to make connections due to a different cultural background...

    Fiddler on the Roof, Israel, Jan Garbarek 1059  Words | 4  Pages

  • Romulus, My Father

    Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita Teaching notes prepared for VATE members by Bev Rangott CONTENTS |1. |Introduction |Page | 1 | |2. |Ways into the text |Page | 3 | |3. |Summary of the text |Page...

    Bankruptcy in the United States, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 10082  Words | 34  Pages

  • Belonging

    Belonging is a complex perception informed by an individual’s understanding of their own identity, and their connections with other people and places. As such it is an intensely personal and subjective concept; Raimond Gaita’s memoir ‘Romulus, My Father’ represents belonging as a perception closely interrelated with one’s identity and wellbeing. Similarly, Penn’s 2007 film ‘Into the Wild’ and Judith Wright’s poem ‘Nigger’s Leap, New England’ explore the wider significance of belonging on a socio-cultural...

    Australia, Eric Bana, Identity 750  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus My Father

    In the text Romulus my father, written by Raimond Gaita, the main character of Romulus's life is marked by suffering. Gaita who is the son of Romulus, includes plenty personal and descriptive accounts of his father Romulus. Many of these accounts involve examples of how Romulus life was marked by suffering. Such suffering occurred throughout Romulus life by having to move away from his homeland to Australia, being denied his love for education, having to work his hands to the bone in order to scrape...

    Pain, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 529  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging Essay

    restorative force by which individuals reaffirm or transform their identities. Ultimately, it is the ability to form meaningful and sustaining relationships that allows individuals to assess and affirm their values. Raimond Gaita’s memoir, “Romulus, My Father” (RMF), Evan Hunters short story “On the Sidewalk Bleeding’ (OTSB), and “The Oasis”, a Shark Island Documentary, explore this notion through employing the universal themes of compassion, alienation and love as they enrich characters sense of...

    Interpersonal relationship, Love, Meaning of life 1048  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romulus, My Father (Belonging to landscape)

    Concepts of belonging features in Romulus, My Father due to Raimond Gaita's connection to the Australian Landscape, his mother and father's immigrant experience, their unusual family situation and also the values and beliefs Raimond was raised with. Gaita uses an unbiased and objective tone throughout the retelling of his upbringing and by doing this he, displays techniques through quotes and symbolism in his desriptions. Romulus never fully adjusts to the Austraian landscape, he misses the...

    Australia, Raimond Gaita, Romulus, My Father 436  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging essay -George Orwell 1984 - Raimond Gaita Romulus, My Father

    both novels, ‘Romulus, My Father’ by Raimond Gaita and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (1984) by George Orwell. A sense of belonging can be created through a range of significant events. However, at times, these events demonstrate the changing nature of belonging and the way in which challenging can both forge and break a sense of belonging between individuals. Romulus, My Father details a number of very tragic events which emphasise the importance of belonging between Raimond and his father. It demonstrates...

    Big Brother, George Orwell, Human 721  Words | 2  Pages

  • Personality Psychology and Romulus

    historical and social contexts. The text Romulus, My Father, by Raimond Gaita represents the aspects of belonging through ideals such as family, heritage and personal backgrounds. These aspects of belonging are highly contrasted with the portrayal of isolation and rejection faced by Romulus himself. The novel Romulus, My Father shapes the ideals of belonging through the philosophical view of Romulus’ life. The forces of belonging that compel Romulus’ to be accepted are highly dependable on...

    Force, Interpersonal relationship, Mental illness 743  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging Essay

    between these extremities. Raimond Gaita’s “Romulus, My Father,” a story about a struggle to belong to family and culture, and Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands,” a story of an outcast, who fails to conform to a community, incorporate distinctive techniques and devices to thoroughly present the idea of belonging. There is a great significance in belonging to yourself, your name, honour and reputation. In Gaita’s “Romulus, My Father” Raimond and Romulus are mentally and physically imprisoned in this...

    Edward Scissorhands, Feeling, Raimond Gaita 764  Words | 2  Pages

  • Belonging

    undertaken by the protagonists of the memoir ‘Romulus, My Father’ (1998, Raimond Gaita), the poem ‘My father began as a god’ (Ian Mudie) and the short narrative ‘Envy’s Fire’ by Serge Liberman. By its very nature the memoir, ‘Romulus, my Father’ (adapted from a eulogy given at Romulus Gaita’s funeral) is structured as a deeply personal portrait of a father through his son’s perspective. The emotional skirmishes or misunderstandings of the emotionally intense father-son relationship within this text may examined...

    Gaita sanabresa, Identity, Raimond Gaita 9591  Words | 26  Pages

  • Belonging Essay

    in such novels like ‘Romulus My Father’ by Raimond Gaita and ‘The Stranger’, by Albert Camus. We can see that it wasn’t their choice to leave Yugoslavia from the quote on their way to Frogmore. “We packed up and went to Frogmore, neither speaking to the other, each absorbed in his own grief and remorse.” From this quote we see that they are devastated from what they have had to do, the 4 year old Raimond having to deal with so much in such a short period, along with Romulus and Christine. We can...

    Absurdism, Albert Camus, Existentialism 868  Words | 2  Pages

  • Frankenstein: A book by Mary Shelley

    with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." From the moment the monster moved its limbs, Victor quickly ran away from it as he was terrified and abandons the monster. This rejection is strong one to the monster as Victor is like a father/mother to the monster as Victor is the creator and therefore did not belong to his own creator. Another rejection incident is with the Delacey family...

    Family, Frankenstein, Indigenous Australians 5705  Words | 15  Pages

  • Dreams from My Father

    Essay: Dreams From My Father Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father is exactly what it claims to be by title, a story of race and identity. Barack Obama comes from a diverse background, which he explores throughout the book. Having a white American mother and black Kenyan father, he has a different experience than the majority of people in society when it comes to race and identity, however still it seems similar to the experience of many blacks as described in William E. Cross’s Black Psychological...

    African American, Barack Obama, Black people 1303  Words | 3  Pages

  • First They Killed My Father

    “There is such hate and rage inside me now that I know I have the power to destroy and kill.” Do you think Loung’s hate and rage made her strong in the face of adversity? Discuss. The novel, First They Killed My Father, written by and told from the perspective of Loung Ung, is a chilling tale of a disturbed childhood, where the impact and influence of the communist government, the Khmer Rouge, fuels the anger and perpetual loathing of the regime which she claims to be the sole reason of the separation...

    Communism, First They Killed My Father, Khmer Rouge 1159  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dreams from My Father (Barack Obama)

    What is My Identity? Dreams from My Father archives Barack Obama’s journey, and struggles, to find his identity. Obama quickly admits that race is an important part of himself, and it is that quest of race and identity that pushes him to question his own uniqueness. Ultimately spanning both worlds of the vastly different cultures of his life in America and his roots in Kenya causes Obama confusion and self-doubt. It is through the steady love of his family that allows Obama to truly find acceptance...

    African American, Ann Dunham, Barack Obama 841  Words | 3  Pages

  • Presentation: Barack Obama "Dreams from My Father"

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