How does the structure of the fiftieth gate represent a thesis about the relationships between documented history and personal memory has your study of other representations of history and memory supported this thesis. Notes from the marking centre: history and memory in the case of the most popular prescribed text, the fiftieth gate, some candidates considered the compelling insights generated by baker's representation of the holocaust as an event, and. For the fiftieth gate there are several possibilities including the representation of the holocaust as an event or the representation of a situation in which history is explored through memory. The fiftieth gate began as a jewish historians desire to record his parents memories of the holocaust, an event not likely to be forgotten in history, though fast being lost from memory as a historian, mark baker was aware of the need to record and preserve, but also the need for a factual representation of what he viewed as history. The fiftieth gate mark raphael baker an initial look at the text reveals ideas on how the past is represented, the use of history, the use of memory and when these may fail.
- how is the text a representation of history and memory - what aspects reflect the period in history - what aspects are interpretations of memories of the events context (of the author and his text: the fiftieth gate): - mark raphael baker was born in 1959 i. History and memory in your responding and composing, you must consider the fiftieth gate (prescribed text) and other texts which explore the relationships between individual. Mark baker's 'the fiftieth gate' creates a struggle between memory and history as each represents the holocaust but through different means of representation the language of memory is partial, subjective, and emotional and experiences confusion and doubts. The strong relationship created between history and memory is one of a vexing nature due to deliberate selection and emphasis it does however result in a confluence of different representations, that is, personal stories (memory) and public stories (history.
Representation - the fiftieth gate perspective - mark raphael baker adopts various roles in the text through which he assumes different voices and stances on the events depicted. The fiftieth gate written by mark baker represents an event - the holocaust and it uses carefully selected techniques which gives us insights into the relationship between history and memory. Module c: representation and text: history and memory history → the documented past memory → the recollection of personal or collective experience the act of representation confronts both composer and responder with the ultimately problematic nature of these two divergent yet intrinsically linked ways of understanding the past.
David wales' history and memory notes: mark baker's fiftieth gate key: quotes normal text interesting text history and memory are complex representations of the past influenced by different perspectives. The fiftieth gate is a biographical memoir wherein mark baker explores both his parents' personal history and his own journey as a historian on understanding the importance of memory. The fiftieth gate is a poignant interweaving of history and memory the text follows protagonist, mark baker an historian, son of holocaust survivors genia and yossl (joe), on an historical journey through memory, to uncover the origins of his past and act as a catalyst for future generations to also connect with their history. 'the fiftieth gate' uses a range of textual forms that allows us to gain an understanding between the rich connection of history and memory, in which baker takes to provoke his parents' experiences, both past and present providing us with an insight of its complex link.
Throughout mark baker's polyphonous non-fiction memoir, the fiftieth gate and the thread like idea of the images below, memory is depicted as the panacea that enriches history as it provides diverse individual perspectives on the historical event of the holocaust. History can be defined as the methodical record of public events where memory is defined as the faculty by which events are recalled or kept in mind thus history and memory interrelate as history can be seen as the contextual justification for memory the fiftieth gate is a poignant interweaving of history and memory. The writing of history is an attempt to record, document and preserve the collective memories of our past in an attempt for continuity, most societies transmit the accumulated experience, traditions, wisdom and values of their ancestors to younger generations.
History and memory are complex representations of the past influenced by different perspectives - 50th gate introduction history is based on documented facts, historical research and formalised written records of past events. Help with the fiftieth gate i have an essay question a responder's awareness of the composer's point of view is essential in determining the value of memory in shaping history how accurately does this statement reflect the representation of history and memory in the fiftieth gate. Records, but history is not influenced by memory 'it always begins in blackness, until the first light illuminates a hidden fragment of memory' 'towards the fiftieth gate where light hovers inside the darkness' the struggle of the children of - baker writes the fiftieth gate so that his children might escape the blackness. The representation of history and memory in mark baker's 'the fiftieth gate' (tfg) justifys yossl, genia and baker's attitudes and behaviours we are made aware of this through character, literary techniques and the structural frame in bakers journey through memory and david olere's painting 'the massacre of the innocents.
The subjectivity of human memory can be seen either to validate or context history, seen in the fiftieth gate, the photographer and the gulf of oil hence it is necessary for authors to obtain a balance between history and memory to convey a holistic cultural reflection. The responsibility to write the story of that identity, the text of his memory of their shared history, is reflected in baker's monumental gift to his parents, which is, finally, to enter into the fiftieth gate, in which memory has survived the attempt to destroy it and where blackness is overwhelmed by light. Our class did h&m and focused on the fiftieth gate - i reckon its heaps easy to find supp texts related to the memories and the history of the holocaust - my. Add tags for the fiftieth gate by mark raphael baker : hsc advanced english : module c, representation and text elective, history and memory be the first.