The theme of survival means to live even if there are many difficult obstacles ahead you have to face such as extreme temperatures and family members dying/leaving you. In this book, Ji-Li Jiang (main character) has to live in China while Chairman Mao starts the ‘Cultural Revolution’. He changes the laws and rules which makes Ji-li’s life more difficult. Also, her dad is arrested, leaving her moderately depressed, and she doesn't have a chance to become as successful because of the new revolution (Ji-Li has a black family history). Ji-Li Jiang survived in challenging environments where there was the Red Guards and her family had to burn down pictures of “Four Old” clothing being worn.
People don’t realize the things people do in war, until it actually happens. Throughout the novella “Death of a Confederate Colonel” by Pat Carr, she demonstrates how war can affect people’s lives for the worse. Saranell, Renny, and her mother Geneva leave their hometown to try and survive the civil war while her father is away, but the only parent Saranell gets is her servant, Renny. Saranell, Renny, and Geneva they becomes experienced with these situations war-torn situations. War brings out the worst in people.
Though he life wouldn’t be the same after one day after school, this event started him on his personal journey. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Park, the character Salva, was sent on a personal journey, the events that impacted his journey were the war, the loss of his Uncle, and going to America. The war affected Salva’s journey because it caused his village to be attacked, and made all the children run away from their families and homes.
English,language,ARTS LEE,ROY This prompt is about refuges and what happens to them on their journeys an how it relates to ha and her experience being a refuge in Vietnam “Maybe soldiers won’t patrol our neighborhood; maybe I can jump rope after dark Lai ,4 This quote from INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN shows how ha used to be a methodic kid until communist’s invaded her country now she has to go inside before dark and soldiers patrol her neighborhoods impeded with her median life “Pink boy follows me home and screams flat face and …boodah, boodah”
Tom and Joe Harper run away to become pirates and escape their lives. Feeling guilty, he comes back one night and witnesses his Aunt and Joe’s mother grieving about their respective losses. He decides to return to his town on the day his ‘funeral’ was to take place. After returning, Aunt Polly asks him whether he really loved them or not. He states that he does and that he even dreamt about them, stating the events he saw as parts of his dreams.
In the novel Bread Winner by Deborah Ellis and there was a war going on in Afghanistan. Parvana’s family keep getting bomb on so her family keep getting poorer and poorer with each bomb hitting. (13) Why I think that is affecting Parvana 's life is because that means that her family can 't afford anything good or buy a good house far away from the war. I was said in the text the “Parvana 's life has been in ruins, and it was hard for her to image it another way.”(16) So I believe that she can’t remember what Afghanistan without war. The text says “We need water,” Nooria said.
In Anne Fadiman’s book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, two cultures clash with each other in the struggle to save Lia Lee, a Hmong child refugee with severe epilepsy. Although Lee and her family live in the United States, and thus receive medical care from Westerners, her family believes that Lee’s condition is sacred and special. The following miscommunications, both culturally and lingually, between the American doctors and the Lee family leave Lia Lee in comatose at the end of the book. However, Lia Lee could have been saved if the Lee’s had a better understanding of the American doctors’ intentions, and the American doctors understood the Hmong culture. Essentially, the tragedy of Lia Lee can be attributed to the clash of American and Hmong cultures at both the surface and sub-surface level.
When refugees do leave home very salient possessions can be abandoned and their safety is at risk. When Ha and her family fled their home, she had to leave her papaya tree, her two hooks and a hammock she uses to nap on and family pictures. Since Ha’s family didn’t want any evidence of their father existing they decided to burn the pictures for his safety, In page 59 Thanhha Lai proclaims, “We cannot leave evidence of Father’s life that might hurt him.” Refugees
We all cried when it was time for us to come back to Florida because we knew that our aunt was going to do us wrong. When we got back, she continued to do us wrong and call us names and talk about our mom in our face. That next year we moved to a big house with our aunt and her husband so it even got worst. My uncle was touching on my oldest sister, but she would never tell on anyone because she was scared and he told her to don’t tell and gave her money. Time passed by and we moved back to our old house, and my aunt and her husband separated.
I don't remember much when I was young, but apparently my mother took me to New York City on Ellis Island. My mom would tell me stories about how crowded the boat was and the hardships of Ireland she faced before she left. I was born in 1900 in Ireland because my Grandmother’s parents refused to leave her home during the potato famine of 1850 when she was a tiny baby. But eventually, my mom was forced to move out at the time I was born, to ensure that I had a better future. She described the process of going through Ellis island as painful considering that it reopened on December 17th and people were eager to come into America.
Rifka is a young jewish girl and her and her family has left from russia (chapter 1) to america to escape the harsh treatment. But the road to becoming free is filled with horrible obstacles like the whole family getting deadly typhus (pg 26) also rifka got split up with her family and she was all alone trying to make it back to her family. Also she gets sick and her hair falls out and has scabs on her head. Finally rifka makes it to ellis island but before she can enter into america the doctors must check and see if her scabs are contagious but she finally makes it home with her family