My Dream: My Life As An Immigrant

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New York City swelled with a surge of European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as they flowed in they settled in tenement buildings in Lower Manhattan. Fleeing conditions, such as famine, revolution, and poverty nevertheless adapting to a new life in an unfamiliar land prove to have its challenges. That, however, did not stop the influx of immigrants who remain filled with optimism for a better life. Despite this optimism, immigrants had many shortcomings as they had neither education, nor money, nor shelter making assimilating into American culture complicated by hindering their ability to support themselves. Although there were trials and tribulations to face upon entering a new world, there are the success stories…show more content…
Unlike the families that were fleeing some form of privation, my mother was merely searching for a way out of the provincial life, and the desire for a better education of her two daughters became her motivation to emigrate. Like many immigrant families that came before mine too dreamt of America, with its promises, its assurance, and its affirmation we put the conceded to the American dream. Unlike the families that were fleeing some form of privation, my mother was merely searching for a way out of the provincial life, and the desire for better education of her two daughters became her motivation to emigrate. After that, we set off in search of our future with a couple of dollars and one old suitcase filled with a few pieces of clothes that were inappropriate for the harsh winter months ahead. In America strangers disguised as family welcomed us to a cold, lonely city jammed with millions of people all in search of their dream. My mom, my sister and myself, shared one of the two beds in a room small cramped room. Living in the south Bronx was not like living in the tenement houses as our immigrant predecessors however, at times it felted as if the dark, dreary, dismal room we share was one in the…show more content…
The Angeluzzi-Corbo’s blessings were the exception, as conditions for Italian immigrants did not change till the mid-1900s. Many suffered terrible hardships before being able to overcome the obstacles faced by an immigrant in the United States. Seen in “The Fortunate Pilgrim” by Mario Puzo, the journey of the Angeluzzi-Corbo’s exposes the reality of Italian immigrants in all its harshness, from the tight budgets to a vast wealth gap of what immigrants face in the golden land. The sad part is, living in today 's world filled with conveniences, we tend to forget the struggles of the generations

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