Many people come to America with the dream of finding a good job and providing a better future for themselves and their family. But they don’t think of all the hardships they’ll be facing. Everything is completely different from where they came from. For instance, in the book they moved to Chicago from Lithuania and they struggled to live here because everything was so different from what they know, and that’s why they find it so difficult to be successful. The way they envisioned America to be was not the reality of
The term ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ refers to the about 20,000 boys that were displaced in the Second Sudanese Civil War. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is a novel based on the true experiences of some of Sudan’s lost boys. A character in the novel based on these boys, Salva, must leave his village and flee the Second Sudanese Civil War. He tries to find safety from the violence by walking to a camp in Ethiopia, facing many perils along the way. When the Ethiopian government forces the refugees to leave the country, Salva must begin yet another, long difficult journey to Kenya.
“In 1991, war in Ethiopia sent the young refugees fleeing again and approximately a year later they began trickling into northern Kenya. Some 10,000 boys, between the ages of eight and 18, eventually made it to the Kakuma refugee camp—a sprawling, parched settlement of mud huts where they would live for the next eight years under the care of refugee relief organizations like the IRC.” (http://www.rescue.org/blog/lost-boys-sudan) The Lost Boys of Sudan were young refugees who had to flee their towns because of war. Salva, the main character in Linda Sue Park’s
The Lost Boys were out in Africa not knowing if the Sudanese soldiers were there. Some of the lost boys were out in the wild for weeks or even months. They went as far as to drink their own urine and even eat the rotting corpses out in the wild left by the many vicious predators in Africa. Of course some of the lost boys would die along the way from cold and lions; however, if the lost
In the short story America and I, the author Anzia Yezierska writes about a Russian girl that comes to America to have a chance to be successful. The Russian immigrant and many other immigrants who migrate over to America believe that it is the land of opportunity, where dreams become reality. She came to America to pursue the so called American dream, her dream was to be able to do the things she was not able to do in Russia, and to take advantage of opportunities that her family members were not offered. Yezierska has the Russian immigrant say that, “America was a land of living hope, woven dreams, aflame with longing and desires.”
A very important theme in the book A Long Walk to Water is perseverance. The first example that perseverance is an important theme is how Nya walks back and forth to a faraway pond 2 times a day, every day, for seven months a year without stopping. Also, on the path, there are thorns everywhere that are painful to remove. Nya only gets a small bit of water and rest even though it is very hot and dry. Even the water that Nya gets with much pain and suffering is muddy and infected with Guinea Worms.
Many people come to America to chase and experience the “American Dream” and also live out their life to the fullest; which they could not have had if they would have lived in other countries from around the world; as they don't have equal rights like
The Lost Boys of Sudan is a name they gave to a group of refugees who escaped Sudan because of the civil war that was occurring. In order to reach Kakuma in Kenya, they had walked more than a thousand miles. Their trip started in Sudan then they started walking to Ethiopia. However, they had to go back and head to refugee camps in Kenya instead. They had faced several challenges when they were walking.
I have never had my electricity shut off or never starved. This is because not only does my father own a pizza shop, it is because I live in the United States of America. The movie, Even the Rain, made me realize, people do not care about others, unless they are being affected by the same problem as the person next to them. I forget how privileged I am a lot, based on where I live.
Imagine the stress and the hardships of being a refugee and moving to a completely different country. Mawi Asgedom was a refugee starting at age three, and he had to start a whole new life in America. In Mawi Asgedom’s book, Of Beetles and Angels, the Asgedom family lived in a refugee camp in Sudan, but they moved to America because they wanted a safe haven from the wars. They felt that America was a paradise where everyone had things like big houses and fancy cars. That was not the case, however, and many challenges were waiting for them when they arrived.
Lost Boys travel together for protection. Many of the Lost Boys are young and trying to escape the civil war. Like a pack of wolves, protection comes in large groups and they can look out for each other. The attacks that take place in Sudan mostly occur at night, which is another reason why they stay together. The older boys could provide protection to the younger ones and maybe some of the boys knew things which the others didn’t, and they could have taught the others what they know.
Overall, the pursuits of life are taken away from refugees and with it their dignity as a human being is chiseled away. According to Catholic Social Teaching, all people possess dignity, yet through displacement large masses of people are continuously subjected to situations that leave them utterly un-empowered. What I feel this disconnect unveils is the importance of another key feature of Catholic Social Teaching, the promotion of justice. Although, not everyone is Catholic or religious, I think multitudes of individuals would agree that people hold the right to having dignity as a human. Therefore, one of the underlying themes of this film is how to help displaced
I still have the image of Emmet Uncle’s scared eyes when he was testifying at court. He was afraid that he could become a victim of blindness and revenge, just like his cousin did. I cannot forget the eyes of a proud black woman who finally got to sit on the front row of a bus. It’s amazing that such small things can make people happy. I believe that this movie’s goal is not only to educate us on the history of United States, but also to urge us to think progressively, and to believe that hard work is always rewarded, as long as you have a dream and your intentions are
‘’ In America ’’, ‘’ Into The West ’’ and ‘’ Brooklyn ‘’ are films that experience extreme loss and migration. These films deal with the internal struggle of the characters as they try to comprehend the losses and struggles they have each faced and their attempts to overcome them. ‘’ When you have a holy thing happenin', you don't mess with it, ‘’(David Edelstein) this is what the director Jim Sheridan said after the screening of his semi - autobiographical film In America. Jim Sheridan is a foundational figure of Irish film with My Left Foot, The Field to name but a few of his exceptional films. Sheridan uses race, family, otherness and Americana in general, to dramatise Ireland’s affinity with America.