Refugees Experience Essay

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Refugees all over the world face obstacles in their lives. Refugees lives change when they are forced to flee their homes. Their active character portrays itself in situations like these. Becoming a refugee can affect people emotionally and physically. For example, Ha’ from the novel “Inside Out & Back Again”, her and her family were forced to flee their home, when this occurred Ha’ was childish and immature, just like any other ten year old would be.In the novel Ha’ says “An old angry knot expanded in my throat” (Lai 2). Ha’s anger is shown in childish things like rising before her brother to bless the house by tapping her big toe on the wooden floor first. Ha’s immaturity endangers her and her family's well being. Since Ha’ and her family became refugees shes became mature. It was difficult for Ha’ and her family to adapt to the changes so rapidly. Most refugees don’t have a place where to go after they are forced to flee their homes. So they have no other choice than to live in a refugee camp. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries. Most refugees also have to leave things and loved ones behind since many things won’t fit on the ship because of all the other refugees. In the poem “Last Respects” of the novel “Inside Out & Back Again” it states “Brother Khoi nods and I smile, but i regret not having not having my doll as soon as the white bundle sinks into the sea” (Lai 86). This quote states that things are starting to be left behind as their lives turn”inside out”. In the article “Children of War” it states, “Everything has completely changed one minute we had everything then we
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