In the essay “Two Ways to Belong in America,” from 50 essays, Bharati Mukherjee contrasts the different views of the United States from two Indian sisters. The author distinguishes her American lifestyle to her sister’s traditional Indian lifestyle. Both sisters grew up in Calcutta, India, moved to America in search of education and work. Bharati adjusts to the American society very quickly, where her sister Mira clings to her Indian traditions more strongly. Despite both sisters living in America, only Bharati is an American citizen, while her sister Mira is not.
In the novel, Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario reveals the struggle for Enrique in his trip to the United States which it is worth it because the love of a mother can not be replaced. As the Author, was describing how Enrique feels leaving his family and girlfriend reveals “ Only his mother can help him. She is his salvation.” In other words, what the author is trying to emphasize that Enrique’s mom will help him be a better person. This means that the trip he is taking is to be with his mother and her love. This matters because it will clarify that the love of a mother is irreplaceable and will help change Enrique as a person but can only get that love from his mother.
Clarke did do a lot in season 2 to keep the peace between her people and Lexa 's people. She played a large part in forming an alliance, and eventually made a deal with Lexa that would aid both groups of people in their escape from Mt. Weather. But the part that Bellamy and Monty played in Plan B after Lexa abandoned that deal is constantly being erased in favor of depicting Clarke 's struggle. I understand that Clarke needed some time to herself, but I don 't agree with the whole "I bear it so they don 't have to."
This quote is a neutral connotative word which means it could be positive or negative; it is neutral because it can’t be defined as negative or positive yet. And, lastly, the author tells the readers about what the immigrants think about moving to America. “All of us immigrants knew that moving to America would be fraught with challenges” (Dumas). This quote is an example of a negative connotation because it simply tells the readers that coming to America will be hard for immigrants. The word choice of the author helps the readers understand her emotions and ideas about her story.
Hope Edelman’s perspective on the way marriage is meant to be, challenges traditional values of society; however, after reading this piece the audience may begin to prefer her idea of marriage. This would make The Myth of Co-Parenting: How it was supposed to be. How it was, successful in capturing the intended focus of raising awareness through emotion, and first hand
But in fact, they can keep their valuable traditions and add to them some new from us and in return we can learn from them new habits that are ethical as well as acceptable for us. Imagine yourself, as an Egyptian citizen who is very connected to your culture, being forced to loose your cultural pride and traditions just because you moved to another culture. Would not that be seen as unfair? A wise person said, “You cannot
Martha Nussbaum's main argument in her article is that cosmopolitanism should be a widely accepted philosophy for politics, education, and how humans treat each other. If others were taught to become a "citizen of the world" (668) and to not just focus on one culture or belonging to one group, the world could come together and acknowledge that humans are all equal. Nussbaum references another philosopher, Richard Rorty, to help her develop her own argument by refuting his original statement of the importance of nationalism and patriotism in our society. In the beginning, of Nussbaum's article she starts her argument with a point that Rorty had made about ‘politics of difference’ being an ‘internal division among America's ethnic, racial, religious, and other sub-groups’ (668). Nussbaum interprets this exert from Rorty's article by summarizing her own idea of his article stating, "He nowhere considers the possibility of a more international basis for political emotion and concern."
She knows where her cultural priorities lie. As she clings passionately to her Indian citizenship, it shows that though she had strongly adapted here, India is where she feels like she belongs and this displays her cultural influence of India. Lastly, Dee contradicts herself when she asks for the quilts. She says they are “priceless” and that the quilts are made up of, “dresses that grandma used to wear” (61). This shows that she still wants to connect with her past culture.
Mira on the other hand, thought very differently about it and we can see this when she says, “I’ll become a U.S citizen for now, then change back to Indian when I’m ready to go home. I feel some kind of irrational attachment to India that I don’t to America.” (Mukerjee). This comes to show that Mira embraces more of her Indian culture since she feels a strong connection of her birthplace and
Even if marriage fails in giving happiness of any kind to woman, it is preferred because it gives a security and a sense of dignity to woman in society. Kalyani is the only daughter of her parents. She is not allowed to complete her studies because marriage is the main consideration for her mother. She has to accept her uncle as a husband in order to prevent the property from going away in the hands of others. This is the main reason of “the hopelessness that lay within the relationship, that doomed it from the start” (p.143).