A major theme of the film is how the main characters, especially Raul and Lila, perceive the United States. Raul 's perception of what life will be like for them in America is extremely skewed. This is indicated by his decision to dress nicely for the intense 90 mile journey because he believes he will easily be able to find his absentee father right as he arrives in Miami. No details are revealed about Raul 's father or when he left, but in Raul 's mind, his father has become very successful, owns a sports car, and is involved with a multitude of women in the United States. This concept of the American dream is not an actuality for countless immigrants and Lila gives Raul a reality check.
On the inscription, it reads as “I lift my lamp beside the golden door” in the final line. This is supposed to be a metaphorical gateway to a better life but the immigrants and refugees were instead treated to prejudice due to their race, voices and skin tone. Another excerpt from the inscription on Lady Liberty reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.” This seems to paint an accepting country as the idea of America when in reality, when the immigrants were done being processed and allowed into America, these already hurt and exhausted people were introduced to an unaccepting country that wished to throw them aside, making it very hard for any of then to find jobs and live like an equal human to the rest of the population. The way that the “free country of America” treated the immigrants is a sharp and stinging contrast to the American Dream that this country seems to promise
After the Civil War immigrants from Europe and Asia traveled to America in hopes of a better life, many were disappointed however, to find a life similar to the one they were trying to leave behind. The United States was said to be the “promised lands” or the country of freedom and success, and it was, mostly though, for those who were white and also men. Immigrants felt coming to America was right for them for many reasons, being that they were pushed to leave their countries for their own personal struggles and they were pulled to the U.S. with all of it’s talk of being the land of the free. During this time however, dark times were beginning to be made a little easier with recent innovations and technology that changed the lives of all people for the rest of time.
From the regal bald eagle to the nation liberty bell, America’s national symbols have always instilled a sense of patriotism in the heart of many if not all Americans. They hold hope and pride for citizens in times where it’s hard to find faith. So when a symbol as large as the “Liberty enlightening the World” starts to lose its meaning due to the destruction of the countries immigration system, it’s not only alarming but a clear warning to American citizens that a negative change is coming. In the beginning when the statue of liberty meant nothing to anyone, and it was simply a 151ft tall statue of a woman (Statue of Liberty History). It was supposed to act as a symbol of the friendship between France and the United States.
My childhood: my childhood days were very colorful. They were full of a lot of memorable things and events. They still flash before my minds eyes and fill my heart with a world of joy and pleasure. Richter says, ‘remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away.’ I was the youngest son of my parents. They loved me loved me very dearly and took every care to make me happy.
As examinations took place for each event, it became obvious volunteering promoted confidence and excitement about giving back to the community. For many, the concept of volunteering had resonance; many showed increased excitement when they were passionate about volunteering for a particular event. Also, a number of volunteers believed that by being involved in the events, they were helping others and being valuable and worthy, as well as giving back to the community (Lamb 71). After analyzing each event, increased feelings of confidence and worth were common behavioral improvements in volunteers. The excitement and positivity volunteering brings on became extremely obvious through this study.
“What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair” said Roy Thomson. Odysseus knows that his men will die, but he keeps pushing on to get home. In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows he is an epic hero by his great strength and all his epic hero abilities. Odysseus has to travel home from the Trojan war, which he did not want to go to. He wants to get home so he reunite with his wife and son.
“We 're gonna deal with DACA with heart"(Alexandra Wilts). Despite President Trump’s heartfelt statement, his actions are the opposite of his words. DACA enables young people to pursue their passions and dreams and to develop their skills and talents without fear of being ripped from all they know. We would want the best for any child, allowing them to become full-fledged contributors to our society. I believe that without DACA, there wouldn’t be any opportunities for the dreamers to continue any further for our right to succeed and what’s best for our future.
In the end, that’s why I choose to focus my time, and energy around those who inspire, support, and encourage me. When its all said and done, those are the people who want to see me grow into my happiest, strongest, wisest self. I am a firm believer that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. With that being said, I am so grateful to have been rewarded with such a phenomenal group of family and friends who have been supportive of me from the beginning. I know that they will continue to be here for me in whatever way I need them to be.
I then glanced over and found a photograph of him and his sisters. Joy and happiness were radiating from their faces, and their smiles were contagious. I beamed a smile unconsciously, and I looked at my grandfather. His eyes were twinkling, and he told me more about his family