Silent Dancing Many immigrants come to America to find their dream for better job education, and benefits. They all have strong belief in American dream, and it is the opportunity to experience anther cultures and broaden their horizons. According to Silent Dancing by” Judith Ortiz Coffer”, Cofer writes about her and family’s experience in U.S. Cofer’s family lived hard in the United State because their cultures are different from the American culture, it is not easy for new immigrants to get use to living in American. The author of Silent Dancing, her family moved from Puerto Rico to New Jersey when she was a child. She struggled between the opposites her own culture and American culture for second generation of immigrant.
Revolutionary Road The movie Revolutionary Road from 2008 is a film version of Richard Yates’ novel, bearing the same title, from 1961. The story is about a young American couple, Frank and April, who lives a quiet life with their two children in the suburbs of Pennsylvania in the 1950’s. In this period of time the gender roles were clearly defined by society and both Frank and April, at first glance, seem to fit into the stereotypical ideas of “man” and “woman” of that time. Frank works at a sales company in New York, a job that pays the bills, but, at the same time, a job that he hates. He vividly expresses a desire to break free from society’s ideas and norms and refers to the suburbs as “the Hopeless Emptiness”, but when given the chance to move to Paris, to escape it all, he backs out.
Immigrants come from many areas, but most immigrants came from Europe. They came because they were fleeing things such as famine. Most Irish immigrants came to America during the potato famine. Immigrants of other nationalities came to America because they were fleeing things such as religious persecution, freedom, genocide, economic crisis, and basically a life that is much better than the one that they already have. The immigrants of today come to seek a better life, start or expand businesses, start their families, and quite often, some immigrants come to America just to have their children be born American citizens.
Since the dawn of time Texas has been a revolutionary place where many cultures manifested and changed. Latino Culture has obviously been a major influence on Texas overall, this can be taken from the name itself and other things. Not only does “Texas” derive from spanish origin, but the progress of Latin culture into America and the civil rights movement has gone a long way and truly made a foundation for Texas since the 1500s . The majority of latinos in Texas can trace their ancestry to the racial mixture that happened after the conquest of Mexico by Spain near the 1520s. When this happened there was a major increase of population due to the fact that many spanish males mixed with Indian females, beginning the mestizo race.
Lauren Rodriguez History of Latino Immigration Group Project/Newsletter Although America has prided itself on being the land of the free and the home of the brave, hatred and disrespect for immigrants “has always been part of the collective American consciousness”, (The Hispanic Challenge? What We Know About Latino Immigration). Attitudes towards immigrants for the majority have largely been negative and detrimental to the integration of policies, disproportionately affecting members of the Latino community. In recent years the Hispanic population has increased, becoming the nation’s largest minority community. As stated by the U.S. Census Bureau, this is a significant event that is fundamental to the future of the United States, (Vidal de Haymes 102).
Sujata Bhatt – ‘A Different History’ In ‘Search For My Tongue’, another poem by Sujata Bhatt, she talks of the strangeness and difficulty of having two languages, and the fear of losing her “mother tongue”, the language she was brought up to speak by her mother. Bhatt was born in India in 1956, moved to the USA in 1968, and now lives in Germany, so she is well aware of how much a change of culture and language can affect people. ‘A Different History’ is in two linked parts: lines 1-18, then lines 19-29. The first suggests that although life in India is – or should be – free, there is constant pressure to conform to other ways of life; the poet uses the way we should or should not treat books as an example or symbol of this. The gods roam freely, but because trees are sacred it is a sin to ill-treat a book in any way, in order not to disturb or offend Sarasvati or the tree from which the paper comes.
Waters’ essay mainly focuses on different examples as to why or why not people chose to identify with ethnicities. “The phenomenon known as “passing”—people raised as one race who change at some point and claim a different race as their identity”(234). This idea of “passing” that Waters covers in her essay is very interesting to me. I can relate to this idea because as a young girl I never used to claim my Hispanic ethnicity. I am a second generation Dominican; my parents came to the U.S. in the early 80’s, but when I was younger I always claimed that I was American.
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert A review by Meagan Raczniak Every once in awhile one will come across a great book that they can't get their eyes out of. They'll walk around reading it, exercise reading it, go to sleep reading it. I found one of these books a few months ago called Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is a non fiction book about Gilbert's mid-life crisis and her adventure to try new things and meet new people. In this story she travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia to experience new food, achieve more spirituality and control, and find passion.
Immigration to the U.S. by Mexican and other Spanish speaking people has increased tremendously and more and more U.S. companies are setting up business in Mexico. For this reason, being bilingual in Spanish and English has become a real necessity and a major requirement for getting a job, doing business or just plain socializing and communicating with the people of the community. Furthermore, there are communities in the
Later her parents, her sibling and herself, moved to the suburbs, which she was very uncomfortable with. When she later grew up, and got her own family, she moved back to New York. She raised her children in the city, because she felt better and comfortable in the city. Susan describes how the differences are between the city and the country is. She describes them as two completely different opposite things, treating them as definite contrasts.