“Many immigrants and refugees have endured significant hardships in their native countries, including poverty, war trauma, persecution and rape," says clinical psychologist Dennis Hunt. "But few may have anticipated the stress on their families that was waiting for them in the United States. This adage can be proven true due to the fact that –having come from foreign area- traditions and perspectives may contrast greatly compared to the natives. Due to this, being accepted into society in multiple aspects of life may prove difficult for most immigrants considering their unfamiliarity in the lifestyle of their adopted home. This may cause numerous obstacles to appear in their life that they may have great difficulty overcoming/adjusting
She explained how home was “variable” and when in one place longed to be in another (pg.91). She stated on page 110 that her parents’ divorce “which may have been the foundry of my restlessness” was to blame for the constant need to change scenery by moving often. These moments in her childhood created the void that she long to fill. The relationships that she had can also be seen as a restlessness and was often short
Anzaldúa’s identity is strained in a similar manner of being caught in a trap with language and a sense of community. Constantly catering to those around her without support from either side aided the development of a dual identity leaving Anzaldúa feeling incomplete until she can comfortably
Family structure in reality, there are variety of family structures, including single-prent families, stepfamilies, grandparents raising grandchildren and same –sex headed families. Yet many families today struggle with how to function in a society based on a traditional model of married couples with biological children. One common family structure that exists today due to divorce is the binuclear family (Ahrons , 1994). Because of the prevalence of divorce, he binuclear family is considered by some to be normative; however, few models exist for how divorced parent can successfully continue their parenting roles when the family no longer fits the traditional model. This is especially problematic for nonresidential parents those who do not live with their children following divorce.
There are many people around the world that experience cultural shock. Cultural Shock is when someone is introduced to new and unfamiliar ideas and ways of living life. It can get really uncomfortable for a person who has no idea what to do and how to adapt to that society, especially if somebody is gonna be living there for quite a while. That was I experienced when I moved to Pakistan for six years of my childhood from 2007 to 2013. I really did not know what was going on when I first got there and wanted to come back to America during the first year.
Change can hinder people because not everyone can accept what the future has to offer, for example, older people find it harder to accept help from others, and adapting can make them feel uneasy about their life in the future. In “A Rose for Emily”, change is seen throughout the story as well as the first element which is character. In the story, Miss Emily has been depicted as a strange, older woman who has never been married and cares for her father. Once her father passes, Miss Emily cannot grasp how to live on in her life because someone important to her is no longer with her.
When one immigrates to a different country, the society is usually entirely different than the one they are used to. That could be anything from the country’s social norms to gender roles. Women in Middle Eastern countries do not have as many rights or freedom as another country such as, America where the women can vote, be independent and free, as well as pursue a career of her choice. When they go to a different country, they often feel pressured or manipulated into abandoning their
Well, it s quite obvious that women are very territorial, and most of them are not for the idea of sharing a husband. In most homes with more than two wives, conflicts are likely even when they live far apart but this is not the case in Esther and James’ story It was quite difficult for Esther Ndiko, to fathom, that the love of her life had set eyes on another woman. She didn’t know what she was doing wrong. This was after
This originally all comes from biased perspectives. In communities where women are generally not considered viable wage earners, families often view daughters as an economic burden. Therefore, in the case of impoverished parents, they may decide to betroth a daughter early to ease the financial load of caring for a child. A bias could lead one to accept or deny the truth of a claim, not on the basis of the strength of the arguments in support of the claim, but through the extent of the claim's correspondence with one's own preconceived ideas. The confirmation bias here, has to do with the families that will engage their young daughters to marry older men to correspond to their ethical ideas that they behold.
Also, ‘Refugee Blues’ is more about official identity while ‘An Unknown Girl’ is more about personal identity and the way she feels. I feel that the two poems are becoming increasingly relevant to today’s world because there are more and more refugees who are rejected from achieving a fresh start, away from the chaos they left behind. Also, ‘An Unknown Girl’ portrays a girl who moved from her original culture into a different culture but she doesn’t feel comfortable there. This is the case for many kids now because more and more people are moving to different countries. I feel like ‘Refugee Blues’ portrays the struggles with identity that people experience when they try to move somewhere else while ‘An Unknown Girl’ portrays the struggles with identity people experience after they move there.
Many immigrants have an extremely difficult time migrating to different parts of the world due to cultural differences, language barriers, and homesickness. Nowadays, there are translators and help available for those that are migrating from different countries. However, what if someone had migrated to the United States and barely had any of that support? The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is an incredibly touching book speaking of the struggle of the Hmong immigrants and the walls that were built between them and Americans, particularly the American doctors and medical system. The book focuses on a particular child, Lia Lee, and her family - specifically her parents, Foua Yang and Nao Kao Lee.
Many nationalities came to America in hopes of a better life for them and their families. However, it was not easy time for them after arriving in America. Each nationality encountered obstacles, some more difficult than others, but in the end they each persevered. One nationality that experienced a considerable amount of difficulties were the Native Americans. There may have been over 2 million Indian people living in what is now the United States (Olson & Beal p.18).
They only faced their problem by running away from everyone or everything. In reality the problem will still be there in their head to face. Living in these groups home as a child or teen can be challenging itself. By the same token, due to being around many different personalities and others with condition like
Some children have a tough time already adjusting to a new environment so moving to new place is even more challenging. Although military children have already become accustomed to always relocating, it becomes even harder to transition as they age. Young adolescents at this age will feel sad during this time because they will have to start over at a school and make new friends again. This adjustment isn’t as simple for teenagers especially when they don’t make any new friends. Military children face the obstacle of trying to adapt to a new
Am I Mexican or American? This is one of the preeminent problems faced by children who are growing up with two different cultures. Bi-cultural people, who classify with two cultures synchronously, are particularly vulnerable to this kind of reaction. A person can become bi-cultural, if they are born and raised in one country by parents who came from else or whereby moving from one country to another.