In American Dreamer by Bharati Mukherjee, who is a very opinionated writer talks about her views as an immigrant. Coming from her village Fardipur in India, Mukherjee talks about how Americans and immigrants should look to the new American culture and should not be bogged down by old customs. Mukherjee talks about being lonely and detached from her roots while in Canada where the population is not as accepting. In her words they "resists culture fusion." I agree with her statements on Canada and think the U.S. while it is known for racial and cultural tolerance is underrated on the world stage. Surprisingly most countries, such as Canada, still draw lines between being a true Canadian and a Canadian of color. Mukherjee felt that the switch between a foreign student and U.S. citizen was a big change. She also says that she takes being an American citizen very seriously. I think that there is a significant difference in outlooks on citizenship between people whom immigrant here and people whose families have known nothing but the Americas. Like Mukherjee says, "I became a citizen by choice, not by simple accident of birth." I believe it is fair to embrace Mukherjee's choice to drop the hyphenated American title. I think that (like Mukherjee) the hyphenation is a way of categorizing the different cultures that speckle America. I feel like you are not truly embracing the country you live in by having the need to label yourself as an Asian-American, Latin-American, etc. By celebrating your "adopted homeland" I think that in its self is what it means to really be American.
Further more, in Stranger in the Village by James Baldwin quotes the insight of an anonymous observer of American race relations: “the Negro-in-America is a form of insanity which…
December 14th, 2014
Stephen King V.S Edgar Allan Poe
Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe are both amazing authors who have their own
unique voice. Both authors have their individual style when writing scary stories. These two
authors have gone through different experiences that brought them to become who they are
now. Today both, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe, are well known. These two authors use
setting, theme, and characterization to develop…
Nearly four years after Alex Rodriguez admitted that he used steroids for a portion of his professional career, he continues to be a source of curiosity and concern for Major League Baseball and the Yankees.
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Rays’ Rodriguez fractures hand
The title is very eye catching to a baseball fan such as myself. One must take a liking to baseball to find this article relevant to them. If a person did not have awareness of the team, player, or even the sport, they would have no clue what this article is about. Reading on I recognized this article was actually very brief and unimportant information.
The discussion of this article is actually humiliating towards Rodriguez and the Rays’. It points out the immature…
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Jose Esteban Rodriguez allegedly snatched 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas from his grandmother's arms on January 18.
· NEW: The kidnapped boy's mother says she's "relieved that all this is over"
· NEW: She tells Rodriguez's mother that she feels her pain, having lost a son herself
· A water authority worker alerts police after finding a floating body in the Delta-Mendota Canal
· Police believe the body is that of Jose Rodriguez, accused of kidnapping and killing…
LA 11- Reflective Composition
How can a death of someone I never knew affect me so much? I still to this day won’t forget the day I saw my father, crying his eyes out, I was 8 when I came home from school and saw my father sitting on the couch crying his eyes out for his father. At the time I really didn’t know why my father was acting like this only thing I knew was that my father grew up only having 1 parent, my strong grandma. I didn’t seem to figure out how something…
Richard Rodriguez has different kinds of tensions in his essay. He is often troubled in one-way or another. Ever since a young boy at home or in school has Rodriguez felt some type of tension that he thought he had figured out; but in reality he truly never did until his last year in graduate school when he was writing a dissertation in England.
The first tension I noticed was between him and his parents. At first, Rodriguez was not too thrilled…
as her and they spoke it quite well. There was no way I could keep up with anything that she was saying and she couldn’t stop her lesson to help me out; there was only so much she could do for me. Just as I thought there was no hope for me, Mrs. Rodriguez came into the classroom and saved me from it all. She took to me into another classroom and I was confused at first and a bit scared until she explained that she was going to help me learn English. She was my savior. I was quite glad that I was going…
Raymond Carver: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
In Raymond Carver’s short story “What we talk about when we talk about love” we learn the story of four individuals who have met to enjoy an afternoon of light drinks and easy conversation. Mel, Terri, Nick and Laura are married couples who enjoy each other’s company and start talking about trivial matters before opening the first bottle of gin. As the drinking begins, we start to see that the…
personalities who I believe have been detrimental to their team and the sport that they actively participate in are Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, and Caramelo Anthony. The negatives they contain are “me” type players that don't care about anything but their own personal statistics.
While other sports certainly have egomaniacal players, baseball probably has some of the worst and Alex Rodriguez is one of them. During the regular season, fans will hear about a player being a prima donna via a fallout with…
Authors Mike Rose and Richard Rodriguez
The biggest similarity between Mike Rose and Richard Rodriguez is they both love books and reading. Personally, I enjoy reading. Reading soothes the mind; it also reduces stress by distracting you from over thinking. From my experience I also came to realize reading increased my vocabulary and spelling. It forced me to come across new words, consequently improving my writing skills and analytical thinking. Rose and Rodriguez became writers mostly because they…