Freedom Essay

490 WordsJul 9, 20122 Pages
Freedom Moving into a new county for freedom is tough. Even though when you get to the country you are essentially free, unless you are accepted by the community you move to, you can’t be truly free. In his short story, “The Strangers that Came to Town”, Ambrose Flack is showing that true freedom is about being accepted. This is shown by the kids in the town and at school mocking the Duvitch kids, as well as people who they traded with were rude, and their entire family was marked “untouchable”. Firstly, the school kids mocked and harassed the Duvich kids. “Before she could put a stop to it, some of their classmates scoffed at the leaf, lard and black bread sandwiches they ate for lunch, huddled in one corner of the recreation room, dressed in their boiled-out ragpickers’ clothes. After school they headed straight for home, never lingering on the playground.”(4) This showed that even though they tried to keep to themselves the Duvich kids were harassed in school. “How strange to see the boys and girls throw back their heads and laugh when Father said something that was funny, but not terribly funny.” (14) While this shows that these kids do not deserve to be treated in that way as they are just like any other kid. Therefore to be truly free you must be accepted into your community. Secondly, in order to be free you must be accepted. This is shown when the Duvich family pays tradesmen with good money, but is treated like crap. “Even the tradesmen to whom the Duvitches gave good money were either curt with them or downright rude.”(5) “The Duvitches, however, Mrs. Kinsella very carefully did not insult (a form of insult in itself) and neither did she extend them credit.” Again, this form of insult causes them to feel unwanted. So because of this rudeness it makes the Duvich family feel unwanted. So in order to have freedom you must be accepted. Lastly, to be

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