Coming to America By:Kensey Dakin In the story, The Rise of David Levinsky Book V: I Discover America, Chapter 1 by Abraham Cahan, his specific word choices he uses in the paragraphs helps portray the overall tone shift in the story. An example of the tone shift in the story is when David Levinsky narrates,” Who can depict the feeling of desolation, homesickness, uncertainty, and anxiety with which an emigrant makes his first voyage across the ocean?” (Cahan 2). In addition, another tone shift includes when he states,” You know that a change will come, but this knowledge is confined to your brain.
This movie review of Coming to America a comedy romance-based film that depicts many of the 80s era’s practices of popular culture themes, and sociological concepts for different social cultures during the 80s’ era. The film illustrated themes of popular culture in the elite, high, and low culture rooted though the 80s’ epoch. Its context also provided the concepts of critical theory, upper- class ritual formality, cultural consumption, and insight of a hidden dominant sociological concept display of cultural industries’ influence within the movie. The description of the production of the film parades a need to rebellion against the traditional rituals that many individuals in countries experience in their societies. Coming to America’s
In the film Coming to America describing the two cultures in the film are the African and American cultures from Africa and Queens New York. The African and American cultures in the movie are different in some ways but similar in other ways by the way the characters in the movie are all family oriented with the respect they show their parents and the way the parents only want what is best for their children. Then there are subcultures in the film that go a little further with style of living. The culture in Africa is that people are to wait on the royal family for everything they do, but in America, the family cares for themselves without the help of servants. The rites of passage are a cultural norm in Africa for the Royal family by having arranged marriages.
On my fourth birthday I received America as my present. This 2,000 mile journey, from Costa Rica to New Jersey, was made possible when my parents were granted their much awaited tourist visas. However my parents unwittingly allowed the biggest setback to occur in our lives by letting those visas they desperately wanted slip their minds, and eventually expire. My journey to America has forever changed the course of my life, and with help of my religious and education-focused upbringing, these two things have affected my views on reality, knowledge, and ethics. Since moving to the United States, I have spent almost my entire time living here with the label “undocumented”.
Coming to America were the Irish immigrant dream, to them it was “the Land of Promise” (Takaki 134). From all the letters they got from friends and family in the United States, it said that America had jobs, own room, and no tyranny. The Irish were being put out by the English Prospero's, they left because of the opportunities America or the suffering inflicted by the Potatoes Famine. Only 14 percent of Ireland the Irish owned. They felt like a stranger in their own country.
Most people have an interesting story about their past,learning about it lets you get to know the person better. I am interviewing my aunt, Ana Marie Lastimosa Macadangdang. I chose her because I wanted to know her experience about .In 1985 Ana was born and raised in Philippines. She lived with her father ,mother,and 6 sisters until her mother died from sickness.
I moved to America when I was nine years old. Even though I did not know any alphabet, I gradually got used to the new environment. Soon, I got pleased about being able to live in America. I especially liked the atmosphere there. For example, when I went to a store, I noticed that everyone was so friendly to others.
American Voice is characterized by three themes. One is that Americans are hard workers. The second one is that they are brave no matter what. Last but not least the third theme is that they are grateful. The American Voice is characterized by the theme of hard work.
Many immigrants came to this land of prosperity and the land of freedom to give their kids a better life and education. “ I brought you to this country now, do something with it.” (from the article The American Dream Lives On by Yasmina Shaush). I understood this quote because my parents also brought my siblings and myself to get a better education and I plan to do so, to make them proud.
One of the most widely misunderstood song in history is "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen. Considered by many to be the ultimate patriotic, American tune, Springsteen's classic rock song has been sung by many fist-pumping, beer-drinking fans at sporting events across America. Caught up in the song’s catchy chorus, listeners do not realize the true meaning of the lyrics in Springsteen's beloved song. "Born in the U.S.A." was originally composed in 1981. It was recorded in 1982 in New York.
In March of 1965, thousands of Americans black and white began the 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery. All the men and women of the crowd had the same agenda of protesting in favor of Black Civil Rights, but along the way encountered state police who proceeded to brutally beat the crowd on national television1. As news of this horrific event spread through the screens and radios of America President Lyndon B. Johnson stood by creating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to ensure that every American regardless of Race or Gender could legally and without confliction have the right to vote. Shortly thereafter on March 15, 1965 Johnson took to the podium and in front of cabinet members and foreign ambassadors proceeded to deliver the speech
Immigration Over the course of the last couple hundred years, many immigrants have moved to America in hope to find life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When they reach America they find out that they don’t fit in as easy as they thought they would. In many cases, immigrant children often feel they must lose their cultural identity in order to be an American: because they have to learn to be white and fit in, because it’s a country that gives people chances, and because if they want to be successful they have to learn English.