Refugee Quotes

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“War torn nations left bullet-ridden ruins, native people forced to flee and find new homes in foreign places-this is the reality of the refugees.” First of all what is a refugee? Refugees are normal everyday people who are forced to flee their homes because they are afraid to stay in their home country. And when they do flee, they may be obliged to leave behind family members, friends, a home, a job, and other special possessions. One of these refugees is a war torn child that suffered the harsh realities of the 1975 Vietnam war. In the novel “ Inside out and back again” A young girl by the name of Ha faces a series of unfortunate events, which can be the mainspring of the nightmares to many. Besides Ha, there are many other refugees who…show more content…
In The chapter “Birthday Wishes” of the novel “Inside Out And Back Again”, Ha mentions how much she misses her father and that she wishes that he come home. In page 90’ of the chapter “ birthday wishes” Ha says “ Wish father would come home, so I can stop daydreaming that he will appear in my classroom in a white navy uniform And extend his hand towards me.” This signifies that Ha is in desperate need of her father’s company. And Life without a father is just not the same for Ha and her family. Many refugees can lose relatives and loved ones, but not all in the same manner. An alternative perception of the loss of a loved one would be The Mother and Child(Amela) mentioned in the article “Children of War”. They too lost a family member, and explain how life was before the loss of their beloved husband and father. In paragraphs 15 and 16 of the article, the mother and daughter(Amela) state “ mother: But the war affected my father much more, because he was held for seven months in a concentration camp, and he went a little the crazy. Amela: Before the war I really enjoyed life. But after I found out about my father's death, everything seemed so useless. I couldn't see any future for myself. I didn't know where I was…show more content…
The syrian refugee journey is a long and perilous journey indeed, but some of the lucky few at the end get a reward for all the burdens and troubling ordeals they endured. For instance, Ha towards the end of the novel “Inside out and back again” Ha gets a chance to learn english and go to public schools and escape the tragedies of the war. In the section “Alabama” and chapter “New word a day” of the novel “Inside Out And Back Again” Ha explains how she is being taught english in her new school, Ha says “She makes me memorize one new word a day, and practice them ten times in a conversation… My vocabulary grows.” This statement implies how much she is being taught. And reading further into the novel you realize that the tone given was one that sent mixed messages. Ha also mentions how different the language in the U.S is from the one back in vietnam. Ha in the section “Alabama” and chapter “New word a day” of the novel “Inside Out And Back Again” states “A, an, and the do not exist in vietnamese.” This comes to show how diverse english and vietnamese are and how hard Ha has to work to learn the language. Ha is not lone survivor of the vietnam war, Many other syrian refugees have had to conquer a similar sea of ordeals. In the Article “Syrian refugee children continue their education at public schools in U.S.” The reporter take a picture and uses the citation “Abdulhamid Ashehneh, 12, works on
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