After evaluating Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Hear Me Now by Sophal Leng Stagg, and The Three Boxes by an unknown author. Each of these stories follow specific individuals in an environment different from their own culture and explains the difficulties and struggles they encounter. Living in a setting where you are out of place promotes an inability to acclimate therefore potentially making new people feel a loss of their cultural identity, encourages isolation, loneliness, and, in a lot of cases, prejudice. This behavior is exacerbated by xenophobia. Discrimination is a root cause of unrest for people in a cultural, class, or religious setting other than their own.
Bringing pain upon myself cause me to not focus so much on what had been going on inside my head for so long, but unfortunately, this had not gone unnoticed. I wore long sleeves year-round so no one would know what I had been doing, but when it is 95 degrees outside and you wear long sleeves, people begin to notice. My mother finally saw the damage I had done and her response was “why did you do
Most of all. I could not recognize myself anymore. It felt like I was living in a hostile world, being completely imprisoned by people I could not identify with. At the same time, I experienced so many disappointments and struggles, I started to lose my interest in life. I questioned myself every day.
In our classroom, Ting and I shared a bench. Her responsibility was to help me denounce my “bad” family and made me criticize my parents when I interacted with them, and then, I had to report to her, and confess my wrong thoughts as well. I tried earnestly, but it was hard to find anything to say to her. To meet her expectations, I gave away my naiveté to sophistication and to be duplicity and pretending. I had to make up things to say.
You could just chalk it up to being a kid, however, I never knew how much it would affect my life going forward. I ruined my credibility, reputation, and relationships with certain friends and teachers through my actions and some of those relationships remain the
She even made a speech to the whole class saying you shouldn’t have a three friend group because one person’s always left out. Which wasn’t the case with us because we would only do things that we three can do or we would take turns. Everyone knew that speech was about us. My elementary years were fun. I have the most memories during elementary because they were with my closest
What is the value of life? To me the value of life is cherishing every moment that comes to me. To make sure with every experience to take it to heart and learn some kind of lesson out of it. life is like a mountain, at certain points throughout the climb it is going to be really tough mentally and emotionally. Other times it’s going to be so easy fun and smoothe until… one hits that bump in the road again.
The biggest shocker wasn 't that I wasn 't able to go, the biggest shocker was that this woman once she heard about my legal status suddenly thought I wasn 't deserving of this opportunity. At that moment I felt dirty my feelings were a mixture of intense anger towards my parents for putting me in this situation I did not agree, disgusted with myself and excluded from everybody else around me. Before this incident I was okay with being an immigrant, but after this I have never been okay with my immigration status because everyday it feels like I’m the one free criminal breaking the law. I think what she was thinking was “This kid is not American, therefore no benefits for her” or something among those lines. To be honest I am not completely sure what her stereotype I just know this has been one of the most traumatic experiences Ive experienced in
In Florence Kelley’s 1905 speech to the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, her main overall purpose is to fight for better child labor laws and improved conditions for working women. The two main strategies Kelley uses to convey her message about child labor to her audience is logos and pathos. The text is broken down into two different sections as sections one from line 1 to 54 main rhetorical strategies is logos and from line 55 to 95 main rhetorical strategy is pathos.
When I was in high school, times were very difficult. I didn’t have many friends and I had issues that I had to deal with. I never understood why I didn't have many friends. I would talk to people and try to start a conversation. But, most people would shut me out.