In the article “Swimming for Her Life,” by Kristen Lewis, it describes the life of Yusra Mardini. When Yursa was 13 the civil war started. Yusra fled in 2015 when she was 18. Yusra faces many challenges. She faces being a refugee, crossing the Aegean sea and being smuggled into Germany and Greece. When the Civil war started it caused Yusra and Sarah to become refugees and get smuggled into Greece and Germany. They also were crossing the aegean sea when the mortar to their boat stopped and it started to fill with water. Yusra and sarah both hopped out of their boat and and swam for 3.5 hours saving 18 souls. Once Yusra made it to Germany she met a man named Sven Spannekerbs. She swam for him and he immediately recognized her talent for swimming.
Many if not most, considered World War II, the most atrocious act of all time. It was viewed as a war of beliefs and ideals. One side, vouching for domination, while another for freedom; One side slaughtering and discriminating due to nationality, race, and religion; the other fighting against for freedom, sovereignty, and peace. In reality, the war was not as black and white as that. Though the Axis Powers did commit heinous Crimes against humanity (I.E Holocaust, Murder of millions, Attempt at world domination etc.), the allies also had their own dark moments. Joy Kogawa displays the horrors of the allies’ dark side shockingly accurately in the book “Obasan”. The book talks about the impact of a Loathing Society and internment on
The Evolution of Japanese American Women Throughout time, the role that Women had in the early twentieth century to the present has changed drastically and it has changed for the better. Japanese American Women residing in the United States, has experienced the evolution of their culture, tradition, values and their role in society. However though it seems as if there is no time in this ever so rapid society, they still continue to pass down culture and tradition through each generation. Some key terms that are crucial in order to understand the essay are, Issei, or the first generation, Nisei, the second generation ,and Sansei, known as the third generation.Over time the Women slowly moved away form being the average Homemaker and transforming into a respected and valued member of society.
The Fifteen-Year War was a time of great turmoil and uncertainty in Japan. Various facets of the country were tested and driven to their limits. During the occupation, race and gender began to evolve in ways that had not exactly be seen before. War had a tremendous impact on every part of the life of a Japanese citizen. Both men and women began to fill roles that were completely novel to them. Race became a part of the definition of who people were. As the war progressed and American troops landed on Japanese soil for occupation, more drastic changes occurred. Economic hardship and rations befell the people of the Land of the Rising Sun. Prostitution began to rear its ugly head and rape transpired. Through memory, research, and vivid
In the article Swimming for her Life by Kristan Lewis Describes the life of Yusra Mardini. She is a refuge and is a talented swimmer. In 2015 when Yursa was 17 she had to flee her country, Syria. Syria broke out in war Yusra and her sister Sarah wanted to go the Germany but the contraries around Syria did not let people go into their country without knowing how you are. So they went by boat between to Turkey and Greece but the boat could only carry 6 people at a time but they crammed 18 people into the boat. The motor stopped and the boat started to flood. Yursa and her sister, Sarah both jumped in the water and pushed the boat to the shore they swam 3 and a half hours in the cold rushing waters of the sea. They saved 18 people. When they finally
During World War II, approximately 120,000 people of Japanese descent who lived on the Pacific Coast of the US were sent to internment camps after the bombing at Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7th, 1941. American citizens made up 62% of those who were interned. And even though these
Emelly Lemus DBQ 2nd/5th Japanese Americans VS Americans The 1940s, a time where Nisei, Japanese American born in the United States, was hard. After the bombing at Pearl Harbor, in 1941. On February 19, 1942, The president passed the executive order 9066 (Japanese Internment Timeline 6). This order was a forced law, and in this case it was forcing the Japanese Americans into concentration camps, bringing the United States into World War II (Japanese Internment Timeline 6). There was an argument on the West Coast during this time period that had opinions from each side. I believe it was not equitable for Japanese Americans to be taken out of the Pacific Coast and placed into the concentration camps, also referred to as internment, because there
Woman of the Society In the film The Little Mermaid by John Musker and Ron Clements, a theme that continually portrays itself is how woman are seen in society. In this film, women are defined by their appearance instead of their inner-self or personality by men and women. It also displays that woman are not treated fair. This is expressed in the film through multiple song lyrics and scenes. Ariel, the little mermaid, experiences many occasions where woman in a society are seen differently than men. In the film, Ariel was given an option to live under the sea and live life under the rule of her father, or be on land with her Prince Eric. Although this is clearly not laid out, a man figure is always above Ariel and could convey an idea that
What I think about the United States gathering up Japanese Americans was a good thing because it was the safety of American citizens. They had to think fast since it was out-of-nowhere when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened to everyone. The United States didn’t know what to do with the Japanese Americans that was living in America, so they had to put them in internment camps for their and our safety. During the war, the US gathered the Japanese Americans to assure them, we would keep them safe; they were questioned as to whom they felt the greatest loyalty which either was the United States or Japan. The conditions in the camps weren't pleasant the men and women were separated, living inside of barracks, meals were served in rations and mess
Introduction Asians have migrated to and have lived in the Americas since the days of our founding fathers. The first to come from the Eastern Hemisphere were a small group of Filipinos in the early 18th century that settled in present day Louisiana. The first major influx of Asian Americans was Chinese Americans who came in the 1800’s to find financial opportunity during the California gold rush. They settled in the Golden State and eventually spread out all over the United States, creating the now-famous Chinatowns that millions of Americans visit every year. There is a continual migration of well educated South Asians and East Asians for job and education opportunities and their success has formed the basis for the “myth of the model minority” (MMM). This is the idea that all people who are Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are successful both socioeconomically and educationally. This does have a logical basis rooted in statistics—AAPI students are reported to have higher grade point averages, math scores, and overall standardized tests scores on tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Testing Exam (ACT). Other studies often use a racialized rhetoric comparing Asian Americans to white Americans in terms of education and socioeconomic status while contrasting them to the so-called “lazy” and “incapable” Hispanic and African Americans.
Of all Asian minorities living within the United States, Japanese immigrants have the greatest prevalence of alcohol abuse (Makimoto). Due to the highly dangerous effects of this proliferation, this situation must be stopped; however, in order to consider a solution to the problem, the causes must first be determined. Japanese individuals experience a multitude of cultural differences when interacting with American culture (Makimoto). A number of studies have hypothesized a relationship between cultural assimilation and alcoholic abuse within Japanese immigrants, and investigating this link may provide information for remedying alcohol abuse. In order to properly scrutinize the former relationship, I posed the question: “Within the state of California, does the acculturation of first generation Japanese (FGJ) immigrant
Pocky, Anime, manga, kanji. Have you heard of any of these? If not… where have you been? All around us teenagers, children, and even adults are being drawn into Japanese culture through TV, books, and even food. Japanese comics, called manga, take up more and more space on American bookshelves, and they've infused new life into the publishing industry. Japanese animation, anime, is on more and more movies and TV screens and influencing popular toys and games.
Legend : Between Reality and Fiction A thesis Submitted to Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, Singapore By Raisa Aida Kardena Fashion Design Content INTRODUCTION Purpose of the study Methodology Chapter I 1.1 Folklore, Myth and Legend 1.2 How they live in the society Chapter II MERMAID AND ITS STORY IN THE HUMAN LIFE 2.1 What is Mermaid? 2.2 The belief among the people about mermaid 2.3 Some ambiguous scientific facts 2.4 Is there a real mermaid? Chapter III HUMAN PERCEPTION ON LEGEND AND MYTH 3.1 The type of legend and myth that people believed 3.2 How people think about legend and myth 3.3 The reason why people believe 3.4 The reason why people do not believe 3.5 Why legend and myth always present in the society Chapter IV CONCLUSION His word stated in the American Museum of Natural History, said that the creatures are not beautiful at all, despite they look like a man.
The focus of this research paper is to analyze the information, unique characteristics, and history regarding the subculture of scuba divers. Scuba divers get to explore new, exciting, and breathtaking regions in the ocean that many people never get to experience in their whole lives. Scuba divers hold important roles
Japans history dates back almost 53,000 years and is filled with interesting and fascinating events. Most of Japans actions have left the major world powers in the world stunned. The base of this amazing country is astonishing just by itself. The base is a bunch of active and large under water volcanoes. Japans uniqueness from the rest of the world ranges from its culture to its very interesting history to the change in government every few hundred years and their trading dilemma with petroleum and their assortment of fish that they export. Japan as a country is so very appealing and kind compared to the rest of the world its no wonder that it’s geographically separate from the rest of the world.