America is in the Heart starts off with a family of farmers in the Philippians. Carlos, which is the main character, and his family is sending money to Carlos older brother, Macario, to go to school. They sacrificed everything, so he would be able to go to school by selling their land and everything else. They even had to work at a different farm and the market, so they can earn money. Carlos finally ended up in a different town to work, so he can finally go to America.. He met an American that helped him to earn money and find more books to encourage his love of reading. He learned English by one of the other works she had there. He went back to his home town just so he can go to America. He eventually found his brother Amado which almost ends up killing him because he did not recognize him at first. Carlos was shocked that Amado was not living the life that he expected him to live. He saw that he was living in poverty and not making any good choices. His brother Macario got a job that was disappointing to Carlos as well because he has an education that he helped pay for. He is working for people who is barely giving him any money. In addition, they are treating him like he is not even human. He eventually runs away from them and bumped into some policemen that did not treat him as well. They beat him and chased him out of the town to California. He later found out that his father died, which caused him to lose faith in life. This leads him to rob a bank with some other Filipinos. He ends up wanting to change society after finding out that there were no Filipino Lawyers. He is trying to learn how to write, so he can write about his life in America and how they were treated. Jose, Millar, and ...
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...or themselves. They were wanting to be treated equal as the rest of the Americans that lived there. Carlos Bulosan expresses to the other laborers that even though they are immigrants, they are Americans too. He explained that they as well have worked for the land and made it “rich and free”. He knew that the American 's dream was not finished, so he knew that he had to help it grow through their work that they bring to America. He said that if they have to give up their lives to help it lift it 's burdens than it is necessary (Bulosan,312). Overall, this chapter connects to my book with people coming together to fight for what they believe in, so they can see justice and equality. The Japanese joined with other nationalities and stood firm with families to see equality in the work-field as the narrative did with his brothers, other Filipinos, and other nationalities.
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