The Orphan Train Analysis

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Life is composed of a bunch of different events, some great and some not so good. For all of the orphans in the world, most of the events in their life fall into the not so good category. Imagine losing your parents and being put into a system you have no control of. In, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, she explains the how the system The Children’s Aid Society set up worked. They had very good intentions but unrealistic expectations, most of the kids were placed into bad homes and had to go to multiple new homes until they found on that was good for them. Three kids in particular, had many not so good events and homes before they choose a family that was right for them. When you think of “not so good events” little things come to mind like your dog dying, losing a friends because of drama, or getting grounded. These things are nothing compared to the things that happen to Molly in the…show more content…
The family that originally took him in was as bad as he imagined they were a farming family so he knew he would just be a farmhand. He was not allowed to live in the house instead he slept on hay bales in the barn. One complain for him meant that he would be beat, so after three months he decided to run away but got caught and was taken back to the farm. Since the first run didn’t work he tried again, this time he made it to the neighbor’s house. The neighbor was and old widowed farmer who decided to take him in had to trade a pig to get Dutchy from his old family, “I'm sure he thought it was a worthy trade. That pig was massive, (pg. 234)” Dutchy explained. The widowed farmer provided great care for him and even sent him to school and found a piano teacher for him. When Dutchy turned 18 he decided to move on with his music career and moved to Minneapolis. All in all Duchy had to overcome many hardships to get where he is

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