In the article “Refugees: Who, Where, Why” by Catherine Gervert, she states that “Refugees are people who are forced to flee their homeland because they are afraid to stay”. Ha’s family had to leave behind their friends so they are alone in America. Ha, alike many other refugees, has to experience the loss of friends and loneliness. Refugees, just like Ha in Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, have to go through loneliness before they can stand up for themselves again.
One theme that you can identify from “Inside Out And Back Again” is,hope determination and family are needed to get through tough times.Ha and her family have determination when they flee vietnam.They have hope to have a good life without war and they have family,eachother.
Refugees face many difficult situations after migrating to a new home. Because of the migration and the mixed receptions from the community, their lives start to twist and turn in all sorts of directions. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai tells a story with poems about a young girl named Ha who’s life starts to turn “inside out” as she leaves her home in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The article “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” by Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak describes the struggles and process of adaptation that refugees in Canada face every day. Ha’s and other refugees’ lives turn “inside out” as they become a teacher for their loved ones and a punching bag for their classmates, but gradually turns “back again” with the help of their community.
Josef is a Jewish boy that doesn't want to go to a concentration camp so he and his family board a ship so they can make it to the safety of America. Isabel a Cuban a girl in her country full of riots and plague with the dread fact that they are going to get deported they board a raft to America. Mahmoud a Syrian boy with his country full of violence him and his family set out a trail to Europe.
“The Cardboard Room” by Teresa Pitman is about a teenage girl who comes from a judgmental family. Particularly, they are not fond of a refugee family, who according to them do not belong. When assigned to work on a project with a member of the family, Eric Nye, she begins to understand how someone’s appearance does not define who they truly are. After spending more time with Eric and his family she quickly realizes that people should not be judged and criticized for their circumstances. Eric informs the protagonist about events that happened back home and the struggles it took to get where they are today. Through her time spent with Eric she learns that life is not always easy for everyone and appreciates how lucky and fortunate she truly is. The protagonist’s parents soon find out that she is still hanging out with him even though the project is over. This led to an argument because her parents do not allow or want their daughter to be friends with him. This is the moment when the protagonist realizes that her parents are keeping her “boxed in” from exploring the world. Based on the protagonist’s
Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their countries in order to escape war, persecution, and natural disaster. Most refugees are ordinary people coming from ordinary places. One of these ordinary people, Kim Hà from South Vietnam, was created as a fictional character for the novel Inside Out & Back Again, written by Thanhha Lai, who modeled it after her own life as a refugee. Lai, just like her character Hà, was forced to flee her home during the Vietnam War, and ended up in the United States, in the state of Alabama. While Hà is a fictional character, Lai gives her certain characteristics so readers of her novel will realize the struggles refugees have to face, and the ways they must recover from them. For example, during her
Refugees experience many hardships throughout their journeys. The struggle to survive, escape and adjust are only some of the things they have to endure while escaping. In the novel, Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, she expressed the difficulties that refugees experience while fleeing and finding a home. So far through Ha’s life, she had experienced difficulties in every place she had been to. Back in her home country, she encountered many challenges while she tried to escape and that continued in Alabama when she tried to adjust. The author conveys themes of culture, language, and bullyism to show the readers the different obstacles refugees have to overcome. In the end, even if refugees suffer with these hardships, they can overcome
Ha’s life has turned inside out and back again. Ha’s life has turned inside out because she had been forced out of her home in Saigon due to war. Her life has also turned back again because she is settling into Alabama and starting to be smart again. Along her journey she faces many challenges because of language and other people not being friendly and welcoming to her. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai is about a girl named Ha that is a refugee from the city of Saigon in Vietnam. She has to learn a new language and learn a new life in a different country. She gets bullied by the way she looks, but tires get through it at home by talking to her mother about it. One of her neighbors, Ms. Washington, helps her learn English
Growing up at a refugee camp in a very poor country is not what an average child has to go through. In Nepal we did not have much shelter to live by. We were given some bamboos, thatch and some rope to build up our home and once a month they would give us some rice. I grew up without electricity therefore television was very rare to me. I was born at the house made up of bamboo and thatch rather than a proper hospital with some form of professional care. My Mother tells me that the only reason anyone was taken to the clinic was only in great danger.
The universal refugee experience consists of “fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” (Gevert 9). Throughout a refugee 's life they will go through ups and downs, or inside out and back again. The universal refugee experience isn’t something people dream of having but it happens to people everyday all over the world. In the book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, the author focuses on the events that happen to Ha and her family. These events are the same experiences that every refugee goes
I have never lived away from home before attending college, so at times I feel homesick for the luxuries my family home provided me with. For example, I greatly miss my cats, my sister, having a private kitchen and bathroom, access to a car, and our spacious backyard. I often cannot wait to go home as I know all these things await me. I even frequently complain about missing these aspects of my life. For the millions of people displaced across the globe the feelings I have are massively multiplied as they are not just away from their home for a few months, but instead forced to abandon their homes forever. The human rights film that I watched was Human Flow, and the main topic discussed was the life and perils of people forcibly displaced from
The lives of refugees are turned “inside out” out when they are forced to flee because they have to leave the only home they have ever known and try to figure out a way to leave their old lives behind. They are not leaving their country because they want to but because they are forced to and it can feel like
Immigrant lives in both Fruit of the Lemon and ‘reality’ hardships mostly share similar endurance. Many immigrants are stuck in two different cultures; their original culture and the new culture that they adopt in a new place. However, some immigrants only have a chance to adopt a new culture. Some immigrant family’s children were born in a country other than their native country. In Fruit of the Lemon, Faith is a person who lived her whole life without her native culture which was hard for her to understand her fellows race. Yet, she could not stands watching her people get hurt in front of her. Before going to Jamaica, where she clears her mind about the confusion, she had about the whole culture problem that led to her depression, she was
A refugee is someone that is from a nation that is victim to war or violence,
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their home country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. There are many different types of refugees, these include refugees who are escaping war, social discrimination, racial discrimination, religious persecution, those who are seeking aid after a natural disaster, political unrest, and those who fear for their lives and the lives of their family. These people are given refugee status and are placed in designated refugee camps across the country where they are supposed to be cared for and educated, but this is not happening. Many of the countries only provide shelter for the refugees but do not provide the rest of the basic needs.