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    What particular insight into an understanding of belonging have you gained from Raimond Gaita’s representation of his father’s life in Romulus my Father in the early chapters of the memoir‚ and how his choice of language‚ style‚ voice and the use of the memoir influenced your response to his story so far In the early chapters of the memoir Gaita gives us images and ideas that he himself acquired from his father‚ for example ‘Though the landscape is one of rare beauty‚ to the English or European

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    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

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    with the others‚ the world and our own self that our experience of belonging is enriched or limited. Thus a sense of belonging or not belonging can determine our attitudes and values throughout the entire course of our lives. 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

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    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

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    rather somewhere 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

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    personal‚ cultural and historical context which shapes a sense of belonging to the individual‚ the community and the environment. As a social construct‚ belonging and its subsequent representations of relationships within literature including Raimond Gaitas ‘Romulus My Father’‚ John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Barack Obama’s Election Night speech conceptualise the notion and search for an identity and acceptance in creating

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    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

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    Essay- Community and Society Belonging is a paradoxical concept illustrating an individual’s sense of inclusions and exclusion simultaneously. This is evident in Raimond 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

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    reliant on their prowess to develop relationships with others and their surrounding landscape. This dichotomy of belonging and not belonging is explored by the 1975 Peter Skrzynecki poem Feliks Skrzynecki and the 1998 memoir Romulus My Father by Raimond Gaita which utilise techniques such as narration and metaphors to accentuate the experiences of belonging and not belonging within their respective protagonists. The theme of belonging attained through significant human relationships is epitomised in

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    conforming to the social norms 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

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