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Liberation of Rome

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Transcript of Liberation of Rome

Under the surface
Liberation of Rome
Literary Genre
History...

1.Bias...
2.Misunderstanding...

3.Interpretation...
Historical Background
Robin Hemley
Themes
-Born in may 28, 1958 New york city
-a jewish fiction and non fiction writer
-he was born in a literary family. his parents were both writers, and translators.
-editor for Defunct magazine
-director of non fiction writing program at the university of Iowa
-graduated from the university of Indiana in 1980
-Author of books and many short stories, such as The Big Ear, All You Can Eat, Reply All and many more.



Awards
-Guggenheim fellowship for creative arts for his book "DO-OVER"
-prize for his essay "To the rainforest" in may 2012
-fellowships from Illinois's art council, North Carolina arts council and ohio library association and Washington state art
https://twitter.com/Robinhemley
http://robinhemley.com/media.html
Vandals
About..
-were an East Germanic tribe
-the name came from a city in Sweden in Upland, the original homeland of the Vandals
-lasted around 400-534

Well known due to..
-the Vandals entered Africa in 429 and by 439 they established a kingdom which included the Roman African provinces by raiding the Mediterranean seas.
-It is said that the Vandals helped bring about the Roman Empires decline.
is still brought up until this day. It could still be argued because no one really knows whether it right or wrong
Amy could of been lying the entire time. She put DR. Radlisch in an awkward position.
Dr. Radlisch had never been through such a situation and did not know how to approach with it properly. Amy made him think that what he knew was incorrect, making him feel confused
it leaves the reader thinking whether what she said was true or if she was just trying to get out of that class. it is really up to the reader to decide.
Dramatic fiction
- it could be as simple as a dramatic fiction
-where both the teacher and the student are conversing to solve a problem that we ( the reader ) do not really know whether is true or false
Bibliography
-Youtube.com
-twitter.com
-google.com/images
-robinhemley.com
-wikipedia.org

- In this short story a wide variety of themes are portrayed both main and side themes. These themes are to be taken from both a literal and contextual point of view
- some of the side themes are things like History (Talking about Roman and Vandal history), Deception/mischief- In the story the girl said she is a Vandal, word Vandal means someone to commits an act of intentional destruction, ironic that she "claims" to be a Vandal and at the same time is using this as an excuse for her absences and lack of progress in the class.
- Another side theme is lunacy. its quite clear that the Prof. thinks the girl is making the whole thing up but doesn't call her out on it. It becomes quite obvious that this girt may not be sane. (missed three weeks of school no explanation, birth yelling song, spits on carpet, vandal tradition, prof realizes this wont call her out, wont touch her)
- There a few main themes to this story but i think the overall biggest one is mystery. The author gives the story a slight edge to make it seem as though the girl is making it all up or is crazy but at the same time doesn’t reveal what the true answer is. He also adds parts that make it seem like she could be telling the truth. (The way she puts so much effort into her story and seems to know all the details, the best excuse she could come up with after a three week absence, the fact that she never returned back to class). All of these things lead to the overall mystery of the story. Author never gives us a conclusion
- There a few main themes to this story but I think the overall biggest one is mystery. The author gives the story a slight edge to make it seem as though the girl is making it all up or is crazy but at the same time doesn’t reveal what the true answer is. He also adds parts that make it seem like she could be telling the truth. (The way she puts so much effort into her story and seems to know all the details, the best excuse she could come up with after a three week absence, the fact that she never returned back to class). All of these things lead to the overall mystery of the story. Author never gives us a conclusion


Symbolism
Conflict
The conflict the protagonist is facing is the constant doubt of his effectiveness as a teacher
Can be seen with Amy Buleric and the student who committed suicide
Type of conflict:
Individual vs. Himself
Individual vs. Society
Represents the idea that there are two sides to every story
Often the side we hear is the most popular
This story symbolizes the freedom of the unspoken side
Can be compared to the colonization of Canada
Plot
the main events in a story line presented by a writer in a related sequence
Introduction

Dr. Radlisch is a history teacher who has assigned his class an assignment on The Liberation of Rome
Rising Action
Radlische's student, Amy Buleric, who has missed many classes and shows signs of being quite unnormal, explains why she should not have to hand in the assignment or listen to a lecture which refers to this topic of The Liberation of Rome because it is a biased outlook on the story that entirely vilifies the Vandals, which she claims to be a descendent of, and she will not stand for that. She spits on the floor and acts very odd. He then agrees without question because he is unsure of Amy's condition and is undecided whether she is sane.
Climax
Dr.Radlische has a student come in to speak with him about the assigned work
Falling Action
Dr.Radlische feels as though he has failed as a teacher, he wishes he could have a greater impact on his students to make them want to be in his class which makes him feel upset and as though he is not good enough
Conclusion
Dr.Radlische gives Amy a B on her transcript, and Amy still doesn't return to class. Radlische continues to wonder why Amy is this way
Point Of View
first person
told my Mr.Radlische
We only see he outlook
This makes us question Amy's condition
a. A standpoint
b. the way someone or something views a situation or object
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