People were robbed, killed, forced to evacuate their homes, and mistreated in many other ways during the Cambodian Genocide. These people had to live in terrible conditions. The same thing goes for what the reader sees of the Holocaust in Elie Wiesel’s Night. Throughout the book, the reader follows the author as he witnesses huge amounts of mass murder, watches as other people are brutally abused, as he, too, is being horribly mistreated, all while he is being forced to live in horrible living conditions. However, there are other factors that go into what make a genocide, well, a genocide.
There were numerous attempts to make Louie and Miné feel invisible while they were in the internment and prisoner of war camps. One attempt was against Miné who, despite being a loyal citizen of the United States, was forced to live in an isolated internment camp. The article “The Life of Miné Okubo” states, “Finally, the presence of armed guards in the camps led to tragedy in a few cases when internees were killed for not obeying orders” (The Life of Miné Okubo, 5). Other Japanese Americans were killed for not obeying orders when they should not even be forced into camps. This instills much fear in Miné, as to be expected, making her feel even more invisible.
Okonkwo’s Grief There are five stages of grief that a human experiences when faced with any type of breakup, and these stages play a significant role in Chinua Achebe’s book, Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo, the main character, suffers a breakup with his tribe when his gun explodes and kills another member of the tribe. Killing another member of the tribe is a grievous offense, and no matter how unintentional, the killing results in seven years of exile. Torn away from his tribe, friends, rank, and future as a great leader, Okonkwo undergoes the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The first stage in grief is denial, when a person hopes that the breakup was not real or only momentary, giving themselves time to adjust to the situation.
Doctors, lawyers and military and police were targeted. Factories, schools, hospitals, and other private institutions were shut down. The previous owners and employees of these businesses were killed on site along with their extended families. Some of the intellectuals, soldiers and even members working for Khmer Rouge were put in jail. They were detained, tortured, humiliated, interrogated, and executed.
In the passage “My Favorite Chaperone” by Jean Davies Okimoto, the characters, Maya, Nurzhan, Mama, and Papa experience challenges in a new country. These challenges include difficulty adapting to a new culture, difficulty communicating with others, and lack of respect from others. Through all of this the family members show empathy for one another, even though some don’t understand why things are done the way they are. In the passage Nurzhan is bullied by Ossie,because he has an accent and mispronounces English words. Nurzhan gets fed up with Ossie and starts to fight him.
As mentioned and explained in the documentary about Don McCullin, he was shot in Cambodia when he was trying to capture photographs, with this Nikon blocking the bullet. This shows the physical pain he was in, as for an amount of time, he wasn’t able to continue photographing until he was properly healed. This shows how he would do anything, even if it meant that he would be in danger to get the photographs during the war in Cambodia. Kevin Carter faced the same pain as Don McCullin because he committed suicide at the age of 33, "I am haunted by the vivid memories of killing and corpses and anger and pain... of starving or wounded children" this not only shows that he face physical pain from committing suicide but also emotional traumas as he had images and memories of the things that happened throughout the years of him being a war photographer. Therefore, the amount of pain Don McCullin and Kevin Carter was in, proved that overcoming barriers and problems, increases possibilities in other people’s lives, as it gives them an insight of what happens in wars as well it allows them to learn to be appreciative over the things that others have done which made them know the things they know
There is no doubt that an immense number of Native Americans died at the hands of United States citizens and were slaughtered for trying to protect themselves from persecution allotted by the Indian Removal Act. The amount spiritual and physical damage done to the tribes that were forced to leave their homelands is simply incomprehensible. It is terrifying to see and realize that this country’s economic and geographical growth came at an awful price: the happiness and safety of thousands of innocent
For example, the father, Paja, was believed to have been very sad for a long period of time, though the Hmong do not categorize it as depression per se (McSilver & Seigel, 2004). Instead, they simply call it sadness and discuss the causes of it, such as losing one’s soul spiritually, though the person in question is still alive. Paja’s sadness slowly accumulated until there was too much for him to handle, and so he started losing the ability to function and continue his daily routines. The Hmong worry for the depressed in their culture, and so they perform healing rituals with the intention of helping the person’s soul, thereby allowing them to feel well and whole again. The ritual includes throwing split buffalo horns onto the ground to determine whether or not the soul has returned to the sad individual’s body, and once it does, individuals tie strings to the person’s wrists in order to keep the soul in it.
At first, he ended up being rude to Thao who knocked his door to requests for cables. He then covered up his talk with the fact that they were still mourning and slams the door. This act showed how he downgraded his youthfulness and felt that he can’t tell him anything new. Walt displays an openness to experience as he becomes familiar with his new neighbours the Vang Lors. He spends time with their daughter Sue and comes to terms with the death of his wife.
He was scared of being looked down upon which made him regret the decisions he made later on, not accepting Hassan as a friend and mocking him constantly, not knowing that he would be the only constant loyal figure in his life. “It said the Hazaras had tried to rise against the Pashtuns in the nineteenth century, but the Pashtuns had "quelled them with unspeakable violence." The book said that my people had killed the Hazaras, driven them from their lands, burned their homes, and sold their women.” (Hosseini 9) Amir is reading a chapter from a book about Hazaras and how they’re mistreated and still are because of their different religious sects. The Pashtuns have been massacring the Hazara
They were deprived of even a bare sufficiency of food and family life, while health care and education were virtually nonexistent, and all aspects of existence were subject to control and direction from Angkar (the Organization). (Jarvis, Helen. "Cambodian Genocide." Modern Genocide) These two were in different places and times, yet they are the same. The people are forced from their homes, and often to work, “Cambodian society was torn from its roots through mass evacuations (especially from the towns and cities, which were emptied immediately and brutally as the new rulers arrived).
On top of that he had to kill to survive. Many American teenagers complain that they hate their life because their parents took their phones away for the weekend and/or their closet does not have enough clothing in it. Beah’s childhood makes our childhoods seem like paradise. It is important for American teens to read this novel because then they can understand how grateful they should be for the things they have. Beah had to undergo war, and that had many negative effects which some privileged teens would say only happens in books.
Many even died of starvation with lack of food on the long journey. This removal also split apart families and ruined close relationships among friends. Not only did the Indian Removal affect Indians physically, but it also developed mental issues with in the tribes that would last forever. These Indian’s tribes forever lived with the memories of their friends and family being killed and continued to remember all of the cruelty they were put through being forced off of their
All of this is conveyed by the passages,”A long way Gone,” and, “Babes in arms.” The war had disastrous effects on Ishmael. Can you imagine returning home to find your family and house in a burning mess. This is what happened to ishmael. The war killed his immediate family. This is what i observed in paragraph 2 of , "A long way gone, "when it states, "Why have i been the only one to survive the war?