Summary “Arranging a Marriage” by Serena Nanda is a true story that occurred in India. The narrator tells us how marriage is arranged in India. The author tried to help her Indian friend to find a wife for her son. Throughout helping Nanda found that was not so easy to find a good match for her friend’s son. Nanda illustrates the importance of compatibility an arranged Indian weddings.
In “Two Ways to Belong in America” Mira sticks to the “pure culture marriage in the Mukherjee family” and marries an Indian student. She also does not want to become an American citizen. She “passionately clings to her Indian citizenship hoping to go home to India when she retires”, but when she finds out she has to become an American citizen to stay in America she becomes angered. Mira had already lived in America for 30 years, contributed to the field of pre-school education, and earned a degree. Even though she was not an American citizen she had still been invited to stay there because of her talent.
In “Longing to Belong”, Saira Shah gives you a look into the life of a 17 year old girl longing to understand her parents heritage and trying to fit into a culture that is so much different from what she knows. Having a father who originates from Afghanistan and a mother who originates from India. Saira wants to learn the culture of her father’s afghan routes. The author feels the only way in to learning is by being betrothed into an arranged marriage. The author states that her uncle in seeing “two unmarried” daughters in the company of a chaperone visiting his home, concludes that they were sent to be married.
When we reflected on the stories of Someday My Elders Will be Proud and In Search of Sangam we came together as a group and reflected on each story. In the first story Someday My Elders Will be Proud.A native American woman named Jean from Bismarck, North Dakota, tells the story of how she experienced two completely different worlds. She talks about how her mother raised her and her three brothers after their father left them when she was very young. When the children were young, their mother would go to work and their drunk, abusive uncle would care for them. The abuse from her uncle left emotional scars.
In “Two ways to Belong in America” there are the two sisters that have to interact with the country that they’ve chosen to live. The author contrasts her American lifestyle to her sister’s Indian traditional life. When a new legislation that stimulated citizenship to legal immigrant living in the US was passed, both sisters had different reactions. Starting with Mira saying “I feel manipulated and discarded. This is such an unfair way to treat a person who was invited to stay and work here because of her talent.” (Mukherjee) and on the other hand there is a different reaction from the other sister Bharati by saying “I need to feel like a part of the community that I’ve have adopted.
After finding out that Ana has quit her job she forces Ana to come work in her sister Estela’s dress factory. Although she went and work in the factory to help out her sister Ana did not give up on her dream of attending college. Without her mother knowing and help from her high school teacher she began to fill out college and scholarship applications. After finally being accepted into the University of Columbia, Carmen takes a stand and make Ana to but her family before college. Ana has more curves than her mother would like her to have.
In "Two Way to Belong in America", a personal essay by Bharati Mukherjee, she talks about the cultural differences between her and her sister, Mira. Throughout the essay, Baharati explains their thoughts and opinions when they first started living in America; describing their similarities and differences. Although both sisters shared many similar values they found themselves on different sides when it came to debating over immigration and citizenship. Bharati who accepted the American culture was proud to be a citizen in the US and also married an American man. 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.
In America, it’s mandatory for all children to attend school until you are at least 17. Culture highly affects the way we all live our lives, and view the world. In the personal essay, “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee, it describes the way America can affect another backgrounds culture. The essay talks about two sisters who move to America and take on completely different lifestyles. Bharati takes on the American culture of wearing blue jeans and t-shirts, marrying a man from North Dakota, and
In the short story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O 'Connor a mother, who comes from a wealthy slave owning family, and her college educated son Julian cannot agree on how to treat people of color. The story begins with Julian preparing to escort his mother to her weekly class at the Y to lose weight. She needs this class reduce her high blood pressure. He takes her there every week because she will not take the bus alone since the buses have become integrated. Julian 's mother 's family lost all of their wealth after the civil war, and at a certain point in the story she considers returning a hat she purchased to pay her gas bill.
There she is trying to get her fathers' acceptance. She was raised to follow this pattern: go to college, get a husband, get out of college, marry, and have kids. However, Mrs. Cisneros wanted more; She wanted to become a writer. The moment her father realized that she was not in college for the purpose of getting married, he said, "What a waste of
We saw my sister’s fiancé when we walked into the parking lot. There was a car wash at the event to raise money for the Children’s miracle Network and Hershey Children’s hospital. My mom and I looked over towards the employee car wash and we saw Richard Petty helping the workers wash the cars. I could not believe I was standing only a couple feet away from him. A couple of minutes later, I saw Richard walk in the area where there was food.
She was a pre- kinder teacher and she was loving life. Yet she still knew that she didn’t want to start a family on the island. After a couple weeks she decided to talk to her younger sister that is going to school in the United States. Sugey her sister said that she should come to the USA because life there is full of opportunity and with husband who is a doctor the options are endless.