The book, “Into the Killing Seas,” by Michael Spradlin, is about how World War Two breaks out and two boys named Patrick and Teddy must separate from their parents for safety. They miss their parents so much that they decide to secretly hide in a crate in a ship that takes them back. A companion who helps them, named Benny, privately gives them some supplies and water. Suddenly, the ship, or Indianapolis, is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and the ship begins to sink. The three make it out alive, but help is far and they are floating on a piece of a crate. That is the beginning of conflicts. As the three look around for help, they realize they are not alone. In the deep ocean, dorsal fins stick out so they are visible. It heads straight
The lives of refugees are turned “inside out” out when they are forced to flee because they have to leave the only home they have ever known and try to figure out a way to leave their old lives behind. They are not leaving their country because they want to but because they are forced to and it can feel like
In the story “Follow the Water” by Jennifer L. Holm, a girl named Georgie and her family are living on the planet Mars on the search for water. The author of the story brings in a lot of scientific information through the topics of weather, gravity, and water. All of the facts that Jennifer mentions are also in the article “What Would It Take to Live Here?” By Mackenzie Carro.
In the story, “A Place Where the Sea Remembers” by Sandra Benitez, every character faces major difficulties of some sort. From Marta being raped to Don Justo’s daughter dying, there are twists and turns around every corner. A topic the author brushes upon is education and where it lies in society. By getting an education, anyone can acquire more wealth and can be useful in day to day life. “A boy’s education is very important” (Benitez 73). There is also the population who can not simply afford to get an education. This is where Benitez’s message on education starts to form and the audience is faced with conflicting sides of education or staying to support. The author’s message about education is that it is essential and very beneficial to anyone, which is shown in the scenario with Ines and Rafael, Beto and the teacher, as well as Candelario’s comments on education.
Rough waters is a book written by S.L. Rottman. Rough Waters is a “Heart-Wrenching (from back cover and my opinion)” adventure story. Rough Waters was published in 1997 and takes place in Buena Vista, CO (AP). Rough waters is a book for adolescents ( from back cover). Rough Waters is not a bestseller and S.L. Rottman is the author of Hero. S.L. Rottman got her idea for Rough waters from her rafting experience but, she wondered what it should be like if somebody didn’t have a choice if they wanted to raft or not. S.L. Rottman is a coach, a mom, and a teacher. S.L Rottman was born in georgia but, she moved to colorado when she was young. S.L. Rottman had a happy life as a child even though Rough Waters is a sad book. I
Imagine if you were born into a country filled with poverty, fear, anxiety, despair and sorrow. The pain and suffering you would go through every day was so violent that you and your family had given up on all measures of hope. Every day you would fear persecution and you couldn’t even feel safe in the comfort of your own home. But what if there was a sliver of hope of escaping this drama occurring in your homeland by leaving by boat. All this drama gone in a flash, wouldn’t you want to try? putting your life at risk, but anyways what is the point of staying back, where you are just suffering emotionally, psychologically and physically as the day passes. 51 million people worldwide and 800,000 people in Australia have experienced these feelings
When for the first time in the human history, the population in the cities has overcome the rural populations , we still have thousands of people being forced to do the opposite journey: refugees from urban areas forced to leave everything they have, for a variety of reasons: war, climate, politics and resettle somewhere else: urban areas (Kamel Doräi 2010), rural environments and the "luckiest" ones: in refugee camps.
“Today more than 14 million men, women, and children have been forced to flee their homes, towns, and countries because they are afraid to stay” (Gilbert 9). In the book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Ha, a young girl, grew up in Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Before the war she was just like every other girl living in South Vietnam. She went to school, had friends, played with her doll, and she is a little stubborn but who could blame her. Ha is the only girl out of the four children. Her brothers, Brother Quang, Brother Vu, and Brother Khoi all love Ha even though sometimes they might not show it. Growing up in a war zone was already difficult enough but adding on top of that, Ha’s father is missing. Ha and her family don’t know if he is dead or alive but they keep their hopes up because maybe one day he will return. While the war gets stronger and closer to Saigon, Ha and her family have to decide whether to stay or go. If they leave their home country they will be forever known as a refugee. A refugee is someone who leaves their home country because of a traumatic event such as war. Leaving their country will change everything for them, everything they have ever known would be gone. It
The concept of social justice encompasses finding the optimum balance between our combined responsibilities as a society, our responsibilities as individuals to contribute to a just society (University of New South Wales, 2011) and ensuring fairness, freedom and equality regardless of race, religion and ethical background. The social justice issue of Refugee’s suffers from a deprived extent of human dignity, human rights and social justice. The definition of a "refugee" is revealed in the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating which defines a refugee as an individual who: "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the
In the book Drown by Junot Diaz, there was a father that really never settled. Ramon was portrayed as the father figure in the book and it shocked me how he left his family in San Diego, and went to the United States to earn some more money but also did something bad. It 's hard to see when a father with kids cheats on his wife, lies to his father in law in order to secure money and comes to the United states to make more money. It is understandable that when you travel to get a better job and do that in order support a family you would come back to the family and share the earnings. It is cruel what Ramon did because as he arrived to New York and started working but also found someone to have an affair with and forgot about the committed marriage
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri, Artist
Anne Fadiman’s “Under Water” strikingly relates a particularly morbid, yet surreal experience: the death of a teen, Gary, in a freak canoeing accident. From writing about this particular incident, Fadiman reflects her own development and maturation as a person, from an “impatient” person to one who is “no longer in a hurry.” However, in a more general sense, the essay also deals with how people react to death. In the seventh paragraph of “Under Water,” Fadiman’s use of personification and the use of a metaphor describing the body of Gary highlights how individuals insistently attempt to detach themselves from death, refusing to accept the truth of the situation, ultimately damaging themselves in the process.
In 2014, over 200,000 Syrian people set off to Europe using unconventional routes by sea and land. As a result over 3.5 thousand of them have drowned. In 2015, nearly 2 thousand did not make it. Almost all of them go through horrible anti-sanitary conditions that result in diseases.
Three paramount traits needed to survive any life or death situation are bravery, knowledge, and perseverance. Characters in the story Most Dangerous Game, the movie Castaway, and even people in the article “The Migrant Crisis” will show us why all of these traits are good to have in survival situations.
A general term that refers to the movement of refugees and internally displaced people as well as people displaced by natural or environmental disasters, chemicals or nuclear disasters, famine, or development projects. And also forced migration includes a number of legal or political categories. All involve people who have been forced to flee their homes and seek refugee elsewhere. Majority of forced migrants flee for reasons not recognized by the international refugee regime, and many of them are displaced within their own country. It can also be called as displacement and deracination. Trafficking refers as the recruitment, transportation, transfer,