Two Papers For Midterm

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Xiaoqiang Ma
Professor Meir Lubetski
English CMP 2800
Jun 21st 2015
Essay question A. Sinuhe tells about the life of an immigrant in a foreign country. Discuss a few of the hardships of Sinuhe as an immigrant. Does it resemble the experiences of a modern immigrant? American Dream In Old And Modern Times The problems of immigrants have been existing for centuries. Looking back, the oldest story that readers could find about immigrants is the tale of Sinuhe. It speaks strongly to our world today, where is full of exile, cultural conflict and displacement. As we discussed earlier this semester, when fleeing to Syria, Sinuhe, as an educated and successful immigrant, has been through many hardships and because of these
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Last but not least, he goes through the hardship that he couldn’t be accepted by the natives no matter how long he has been in there. He is rooted in the culture that he is born in even though he is raised in Retjenu. However, although Sinuhe has been through many difficulties, his story seems like a successful example of American Dream. An immigrant works his way to the top in his host country and returns to his homeland with glory and pride. But underneath the happy surface, the tale of Sinuhe is about the sad story of immigrants. Sinuhe’s experience resemble the experiences of a modern immigrant from three different aspects. First, it demonstrates the conflict between the person’s original culture and the culture of his host country. Undoubtedly, an individual is rooted in his own culture.The gap between Sinuhe’s cultural background and the culture in
Retjenu makes Sinuhe an untrustworthy and threatening person to the natives. Second, Sinuhe’s experience reflects the indifference and exclusion of natives towards the immigrants as well as their cultures. There are also a lot of stories about the success of an immigrant in modern
American society. However, most of those people do not belong to the mainstream society of
America. They do business with people who share the same cultural root with them. Americans do not really admit that they are part of them. Third, Sinuhe’s story reflects the

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