explored within “Romulus My Father” by Raimond Gaita, and “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. Both texts give an in depth exploration of the journey of self discovery, alienation and belonging revealed through the authors clever use of language techniques. “Romulus, My Father” written by Raimond Gaita is a biographical memoir delineating the life of Raimond’s father Romulus. The text exemplifies the hardships, betrayals and the events that drove Romulus to his insanity.
significant in the lives of some people. In what ways is this represented in your prescribed text and ORT? PHOEBE ATKINSON A person’s basic human need to belong to people, places and circumstances can fuel many of their actions throughout their life. For some people a sense of belonging can be difficult to obtain. The struggle to belong is 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
people, 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
social, and personal context. Romulus my father as a text explores how relationships are affected by inside and outside influences such as changes of context. It also shows how barriers to belonging such as Romulus’s self perception and how others perceived him hindered his ability to feel a sense of belonging in Australia. Gaita does this by using literary techniques and textual features such as simile, metaphors, emotive language and detailed imagery and comparison in Raimond 's landscapes to define
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