Article Analysis : ' Home At Last ' By Herbert E. Meyer

1410 Words Sep 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Decrease in Divers Cultures America, land of the free and home of the brave. That’s what I have always known growing up. America is the land of opportunity and living so close to the Mexican border I truly believe America is. America is one big melting pot where so many different cultures can come together and live freely. Throughout my essay I will use “Home at Last” by Dinaw Mengestu, “Why Americans Hate This ‘Immigration’ Debate” by Herbert E. Meyer, and Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez to provide quality information of why most immigrates are forced to change their culture upon arrival and could this reason lead to the lack of divers culture? To ordinary Americans, what is expected of immigrates once they arrive in the United States? As Meyer’s states, “You come here with absolutely nothing except a burning desire to be an American. You start off at some miserable, low-paying job that at least puts a roof over your family’s head and food on the table. You put your kids in school, tell them how lucky they are to be here” (Meyer 70). As American’s we put immigrates at the bottom of the social class once they arrive Meyer’s explains, “Your kids will lose their accent” (71), they will “retain little of their heritage” (71). Yet, “This is how the Italians made it, the Germans made it, the Dutch made it” (71), and so many other cultures, so it should be expected by all immigrates right? But Immigrates need to be able to keep their culture, right?…
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