Student Voice


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Global Perspectives

Humans of River Falls: When I met Marian

December 10, 2019

Introduction: As writing instructors in UWRF’s English Language Transition (ELT) Program one of our missions is to involve English learning students in campus activities while strengthening their knowledge of English. We could think of no better way to do this than to have them publish an article in the Student Voice. What you are about to read is the final product of several sessions of brainstorming and writing followed by consultations with native speakers including some from the TESOL program and the Student Voice. -- Kiki Augustin (ESL 211 Intermediate Writing) and Alex Hatheway (MODL 310 Advanced Composition)

It was on Halloween eve when I met “Marian”, who is one of the characters in Robin Hood. After the performance, I interviewed Klara Fansler, who played Marian. She told me some of her thoughts on this character. “Marian is a character that is complex in many ways. I needed to portray her in a way that she would be likable but also not pitied too much. I wanted her to be tough but not cruel or mean, so that was sort of hard to balance.”

I consider Klara an attractive actress because an excellent actor always has a holistic thought of the character and can convey the emotion to audiences appropriately. Precisely, I want to learn further about her because of the extra laid-back atmosphere which she created through the comic violence.

To my surprise, Klara’s dream job has nothing to do with acting. Her ultimate dream is to teach English to idols in South Korea that is why her major is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. As for the reason why she chose this major, she said that it is because she loves traveling and helping people.

Additionally, idols must be her motivation to work harder. We feel pretty close because we have numerous similarities about our dream jobs. However, I have to say that she is braver than I. Similarities can lead to a stable friendship, and we hope to learn more from each other. In conclusion, Klara is not only an excellent actress, but also a university student who has a specific goal.