Part 1 | part 2 at the national biography award lecture at the state library of new south wales, author and moral philosopher raimond gaita discusses the nat. Discuss romulus, my father, written by raimond gaitor is an autobiographical novel exploring the much respected values and morals possessed by raimond gaitor's father romulus as seen by raimond growing up in rural australia. The simplicity of the statement reveals the enormous love felt between father and child and the importance of the stability romulus could provide for raimond, even though there seem to be so many things challenging their relationships. ‘romulus, my father‘ composed by raimond gaita is an autobiographical memoir of his fathers life it explores the assimilation to australian culture in the eyes on raimond gaita general hardships of migrants moving from europe, in this case yugoslavia, to australia in 1939 and the repercussions of such.
The school for excellence 2017 romulus, my father page 1 this text is the biography of romulus gaita, written by his son, raimond. Romulus gaita fled his home in his native yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to australia with his young wife christina and their infant son raimond soon after the end of world war ii tragic events were to overtake the boy’s life, but raimond gaita has an extraordinary story to tell about growing up with his father amid the stony paddocks and flowing grasses of country australia. The memoir, ‘romulus, my father’ by raimond gaita explores a spectrum of acceptance through key relationships and film ‘american history x’ directed by tony kaye displays themes of enlightenment through people.
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. The third chapter of romulus my father starts off as raimond talking about his new life in frogmore he firstly explains the new house in frogmore, at the house there was a verandah the landscape around the house was bare and mainly trees in the distance. Cinema of australia romulus, my father films raimond gaita romulus and remus romulus raimond culture sample text: ” discuss this statement with reference to both romulus, my father by raimond gaita and the stimulus visual text. 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.
Romulus, my father is the much-loved story of how a compassionate, honest man taught his son the meaning of living a decent life raimond gaita was born in germany in 1946 he is emeritus professor of moral philosophy at kings college london, and a professorial fellow at the melbourne law school and the faculty of arts of the university of. Raimond gaita on 'truth and biography: writing romulus, my father', state library of nsw, november 2009 raimond gaita on 'the idea of absolute value', abc fora, adelaide festival of ideas, july 2009 raimond gaita on ' shame ', adelaide festival of ideas, july 2009. Raimond gaita's account of his romanian father's life, first during the rise of nazism in europe and then after the war, in various work and finally farming in australia, shares this outline with many migrant memoirs. In the text, romulus my father, we are given an insight into romulus's intriguing life through the memories of his loving son, raimond raimond gaita tells us of hardships faced by romulus, from his e. Romulus my father universe where every life, human and animal, is valued these ideas emerge in the philosophical 9 complete a close reading and language analysis of pages 7–10 identify the key language used by relationships between romulus gaita and his wife and raimond’s relationship with his mother, christine gaita provide a close.
He gained recognition early in his career, when he was cast as raimond gaita in the 2007 australian drama film “romulus, my father” and has earned 2007 australian film institute and 2008 film critics circle of australia awards. In romulus my father, raimond gaita amalgamates a third person and first person account of the often wretched lives of his mother and father and their friends the biography brings particular attention to the life of his father romulus, who struggled to overcome. Romulus my father, raimond gaita for senior secondary english students background & context 2 genre, style & structure 5 chapter-by-chapter analysis 7 characters & relationships 35 themes & issues 45 questions & answers 55 references & reading 58 iv in the early years of raimond gaita’s life, though, australian society was still.
Romulus, my father overview: which eventually resulted in her suicide when raimond was thirteen the textual form (memoir) enables gaita to look back on his life form the perspective of a mature observer gaita explores their early life as migrants, the deterioration of their family unit and the help of friends, the suicide of his. ‘romulus, my father‘ composed by raimond gaita is an autobiographical memoir of his fathers life it explores the assimilation to australian culture in the eyes on raimond gaita general hardships of migrants moving from europe, and how he comes to belong to australia. The idea of belonging being more complex than it first appears is fantastically 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.