Free Essays on Romulus My Father

  1. Romulus, My Father and Neighbours

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. Belonging in Romulus My Father and Looking for Alibrandi

    Belonging in Romulus my father and looking for alibrandi: Belonging represents the need for individuals to find their identity and place within a society. This results in the growth of individuals and their understanding of the world around them. Through reading the novels, "Romulus, My Father" and "Looking...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. "my pap's waltz"

    Erica Febres 1/25/16 “My Papa’s Waltz” My Papa’s Waltz is a poem about a child and how they view their relationship with their father. As we read the poem, the reader can have multiple feelings on the relationship the child has with their father. Could they be expressing abuse? Could...

  7. Sharing My Heritage Growing Up in My Birthplace

    the day." Childhood is one of the beautiful times in your life that you know is unforgettable. I, who was born and raised in Pakistan, can never forget my childhood. Growing up in Pakistan was a great experience since I grew in rich family. Pakistan heritage is something to be proud of. I was born...

  8. My Life 4

    already out shining like never before. It shined so bright that I could feel my forehead burning from its rays. The sound of the singing birds flowing through my ears was beautiful. I was on my way to school when I encountered my best friend on the road. We walked together to school and I went to the principal’s...

  9. My Father My Influence

    My Father My Influence Even though a person is uneducated, they too can find success with the right amount of determination and commitment. Willie C. Blacks, Sr. was a determined and committed man. He never gave up on his dream that he would one day own his own business. He always said he would never...

  10. My Lyfe

    My life An Ordinary life style for me .It was a rainy night, in my room during the night time, which was the start of my life. My parents love me as much as the word which could not be described. Like other kids i was born and grew up as an ordinary boy. I live in down town area where my...

  11. Prayer to Our Heavenly Father

    Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that You care for me. Forgive me when I fail to trust You and try to take matters in my own hands. Lord, I know that You have the best plan for my life. Please give me the grace to accept it and to do the things that you are speaking to me about each day. Lord, help me...

  12. Profile: Florian Wolfgang

    parents you don’t have much time, none in fact, for singing or music and are very harsh on him for leaving the family. Statement of Explanation • My intended audience is teenagers to young adults as the major age, but open for all above 14. The creative piece is aimed at young men and girls going...

  13. Hail Ceasar

    recurrent theme in Ancient Rome. From it's beginnings the role of vice was part of the roots of the city. As far back a Romulus and Remus, misdeeds were basic to the founding of Rome. Romulus, himself, by his actions set the standard for the use of vice in this new monarchy. First by killing his own brother...

  14. My Autobiography - My Life

    daughter of an anesthetist (father) and a prison deputy warden (mother). My mother was 100% Lithuanian; my father is Lithuanian and Siberian. My father served in both the Navy and the Air Force. I have five sisters, one brother, one stepsister, two half brothers, and two half sisters. My family moved a lot when...

  15. “My Papa's Waltz” by Theodore Roethke

    Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” is an incredibly powerful poem with intense imagery and metaphors. I believe it sheds light on what abuse may seem to be in a child’s perspective. In the first verse the author starts out by introducing alcohol into the scenario: “The whiskey on your breath/Could...

  16. My Divorce

    living room with my father and my brother, mom was down the hall in the office working on paying bills, and we had just eaten dinner. It was when my father said, “Go get your mother, we need to talk to you guys,” that I knew I was right all along. It was that night that changed the rest of my life, and left...

  17. Kite Runner - Father & Son

    ‘In “The Kite Runner” the relationships between father and son are never joyful.’ What do you think of this view. (Chap 2-5). In “The Kite Runner” the relationships between father and sons are explored in many different aspects. There are the obvious relationships between Baba and Amir as well as...

  18. My Father's Biography

    My father is a good role model for all young men, especially for those from poor families. Although he started his life with nothing, he now has a high salary job and a happy family. My father’s name is Le Hai Dinh. He was born in 1957 in an indigent family and was the eldest brother of three children...

  19. Belonging Essay- Romulus My Father and We Are Going Poem

    is a theme throughout Romulus, My Father, a memoir written by Raimond Gaita about his immigrant father, and the poem We Are Going by Oodgeroo Noonuccal which illustrates the pain and loss felt by the Australian Aboriginals when their land was taken. The memoir Romulus, My Father written by Raimond Gaita...

  20. Belonging: Romulus My Father

    connection to the land are all human nature. The human desire to belong can be seen in the memoir “Romulus my Father” written by Raimond Gaita and the film “Crash” directed by Peter Haggis. “Romulus My Father” portrays aspects and impacts of acceptance and disassociation on the individual. Gaita aims to...

  21. My Profile

    December 20, 2001 I could give this eulogy in five words: my father was a sweetheart. He had a huge heart and a remarkable sense of humor. What more could any of us ask than to be loved and amused. My father did both with ease, he loved us and made us laugh. But, of course, there was so much more...

  22. Romulus, My Father: Belonging

    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...

  23. Belonging- Black Swan & Romulus My Father

    eruption of alienation, isolation and tragedy. These intensely moving human experiences are investigated in Raimond Gaita’s 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...

  24. Belonging: Romulus My Father and Becoming Jane Related Text

    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...

  25. Belonging - 'Romulus, My Father' and 'Pursuit of Happyness'

    An enriched experience of belonging can be 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...

  26. Romulus My Father - Belonging

    towards a sense of Belonging, a process that incites the creation, or deterioration of a sense of personal and cultural 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...

  27. Romulus

    people’s lives. An individuals experience of belong could be both enriched and limited from their interaction with the 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...

  28. My life not my way

     My Life Not My Way I. What was your family like? A. Close B. The youngest of two C. Parents’ divorced father not around. II. What things do you remember about your childhood? A. The fun had in the country. B. The hard times we had to go through. C. Spending time...

  29. Quick Notes

    texts, such as the Biographical memoir ‘Romulus, My Father’ by Raymond Gaita, song lyrics of ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ by Paul Kelly and the film clip of ‘Ana’s Song’ by Silverchair. Biographical Memoir – ‘Romulus My Father’ – By Raimond Gaita 1) Romulus longing for European landscape and nature...

  30. my journey

    who is a neophyte to drama I wasn’t very prepared for the situation I had gotten into with my older brother, Jordan. My journey had consisted of three categories , separation, initiation, and return. My older brother Jordan is someone who always thinks is right. No matter what anyone else says...

  31. My Father - My Protector

    As a Protector, he takes care of my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual safeties. When I broke my leg at the elementary school, he left his work early and brought me to hospital for my treatments. Actually, he is slight and not strong-looking men like hunky Christopher Reeve as a superman. He...

  32. My childhood

    man’s life. I have also some childhood memories in my life. Childhood memories are the sweetest time of human mind. My childhood memories are not les sweet. Nobody can forget his/her childhood memories whether pleasant or painful. I can still remember my childhood very much. I was born in a village named...

  33. Mediocre Fathers

    the focus in all surrounding father figures. Although, the sentiment regarding the paternal figure differs in each poem, the key in each is the acts of love from fathers toward the speakers and to a degree the sentiment that the speakers feel in return toward their fathers. In two of...

  34. My Parents

    I think that my parents are very different from each other. They never agree on a point. They always have different opinions, even on very simple issues. They argue all the time and I think this is their secret formula for staying married for such a long time. Arguing is a way of talking to each other...

  35. Gaita, Noonuccal, Jeunet - Belonging

    and society. This is exemplified in the texts “Romulus My Father” composed by Raimond Gaita, the French film “Amelie” directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the free versed poem “The Past” by Aboriginal poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal. The biography “Romulus My Father” written by Raimond Gaita, fundamentally explores...

  36. Telling My Story

    ourselves we’ll admit that too many fathers are missing , missing from too many lives and too many homes” , and one of those homes was mine. Growing up without a father has been the reality to the majority of African- American children over a number of years. Too many fathers have walked away from their responsibilities...

  37. Romulus My Father, Gattaca - Belonging

    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...

  38. the day i broke my arm

    The Day I Broke My Arm Lorie Benincasa English 111 ...

  39. Gattaca and Romulus Belonging Essay

    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...

  40. My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold

    | MY heart leaps up when I behold |   |   A rainbow in the sky: |   | So was it when my life began, |   |   So is it now I am a man, |   | So be it when I shall grow old |          5 |     Or let me die! |   | The child is father of the man: |   | And I could wish my days to be |  ...

  41. Learning Theology with the Church Fathers

    Bibliographical Entry: Hall, Christopher A. Learning Theology from the Church Fathers, Downers Grove, Ill: Inter Varsity Press Academic, 2002, 308 pp, $18 paperback. The Author Dr. Christopher A. Hall is an Episcopalian theologian, a writer, and a teacher, who is a leading figure in the area of...

  42. Incident that changed my life

    hildhood is a very impressionable period in one’s life. One incident of my childhood is indelibly imprinted in my mind. From the time I was in standard V, my father was very particular that I should not only study my lessons but also participate in extra-curricular activities. According to his wishes...

  43. My Journey from Nigerian to the United State of American

    My journey from Nigerian to the United State Of America, it was an earlier mooning of January 2002 when my parent heard of the news that our paper has been approval to come to the U.S.A. My parent hope of I and my sisters going to the U.S.A. finally happened. We all begin to cry it was a cry of joy and...

  44. Narrative Essay - My Parents Divorce

    01-31-11 Narrative Essay My Parents Divorce My mother is a single mom raising two kids: my sister and I. Usually, people think of a deadbeat mom and low-life, rebellious kids. However, in my mother’s case, I see an independent woman who is confident in her kids and in her job. My mother is not the kind...

  45. Romulus My Father

    In Romulus my father Raimond Gaita creatively illustrates the impact our culture and upbringing has on our character and how it slowly but ultimately helps form who we eventually become. Gaita demonstrates how our culture and the way we have been brought up can develop our morals to whom which we...

  46. My Father, Man Enough to Be Dad

    My father, man enough to be Dad I often reflect on how much gratitude as we kids/humans have to show based on the fact that we are blessed with a countless amount of Gods unlimited bounties. Amongst them all, I ponder about the fortune that I have beloved parents. I therefore would like to comment...

  47. Belonging Romulus My Father

    represented in Romulus and at least one related text? Have you ever felt like you would never be accepted? Like you wouldn’t belong? A sense of belonging can come from connections made with people, places, groups, communities and the larger world. These connections are evident in the memoir Romulus My Father...

  48. Dreams from My Father - Barack Obama

    Barack Obama – “Dreams From My Father-A Story of Race and Heritance” Today I want to introduce you United States President Barack Obama’s first memoir, dreams from my father. It was first published in July 1995 as he was preparing to launch his political career. Obama's March 2004 U.S. Senate Democratic...

  49. Belonging - Romulus My Father / Further Arrivals

    Furthermore it relies on conformity and individuality, yet the bigger the group, the smaller the individuality. 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 shapes their identity...

  50. Barriers to Belonging - Romulus and World of Warcraft

    an individual from achieving a sense of belonging, acceptance and self-worth. This is explored in the two texts I have studied – 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...

  51. Augustus and the Rise of the Roman Empire

    the time it was founded. It was believed that “Rome at the beginning was ruled by kings” since the city was founded by Romulus in 753 BCE. The Etruscans inhabited this area Romulus founded; which was to become Rome. In the 6th century BCE “freedom and the consulship [was] established by Lucius Brutus”...

  52. Integrity as a Philosophical Concept

    from ones morals through to the idea of being complete. One of the famous scenes within the novel Romulus My Father, where Raimond steels his fathers razor and breaks it by mistake. All Romulus cares about is his son telling the truth and being honest with him. This is just one element of integrity...

  53. Belonging- 'Romulus, My Father' and 'Avatar'

    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...

  54. My Grandfather, My Hero

    out of something negative. For example, my grandfather has Parkinson’s disease, and knowing that Parkinson’s is a disease that will slowly take away his vibrant love for life, he never once let any of his grandchildren see his decline. When I would arrive at my grandparent’s house I would peek in the...

  55. My Parents

    difference in some aspects. The same goes for my parents. They seem to be living happily as if they really have the same taste in everything, but on the inside, there are actually a lot of differences between them. Let’s talk about the differences between my father and my mother in terms of looks, personality...

  56. Development of Western Civilization

    direction. Much to the displeasure of Dido, Aeneas explains that “If fate would let me live the life I chose…I would have stayed at Troy…Italy is against my will” (Aeneid, 80). In a graphic and vehement speech, Dido curses Aeneas as a traitor, criticizing that “there is no goddess in your family…I will not...

  57. I never sang for my father

      “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.”  — Kent Nerburn  Being  a true father is never an easy task. As for Tom Garrison, a dynamic character in the  play  I  Never  Sang  for  My  Father  by Robert Anderson, his traumatic childhood memory of being  abandoned  has  made  it  even ...

  58. Human Needs: Belongingness and Fullfillment

    Gaita’s Romulus, My Father, Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom and the poem Cicadas by Judith Wright the concept of connections being essential to belonging and fulfilment are explored. Throughout the memoir of Romulus, My Father there is multiple bonds between Raimond, Romulus and Hora...

  59. My Papa's Waltz - Summary

    Christopher Delgado-Mejia Eng 112 Analytical essay Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” Theodore Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” is a story about how a man recalls the story of his father coming home one day and waltzing about though it might seem as a frightful journey it is not. The poem’s tone...

  60. Representing Rome

    foundation Rome's identity starts with Romulus who uses brute force and strength to establish Rome. Livy's multiplicity of early Rome fosters its self-representation as a leading war power with strict religious undertones. The different depictions of Romulus and Camillus build Rome's self-representation...