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They poured fire on us from the sky

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Conflict Conflict in the book Conflict in the article Figurative language The main source of conflict is culture because the way they live really effects them throughout life. The Sudanese people live differently than we do for example, Sudanese children have to hunt for food for their family and have to go through special rituals to be accepted into their communities. The ultimate source of conflict is education. The ultimate source of conflict is education because they wanted to learn and have a better schools so they can make a life for themselves an leave Sudan. They knew the only way to leave Sudan we though education and that was what they were looking for when they were going to different refugee camps. The ultimate cause for conflict is culture because the people in Sudan new that the only way they could get out of the war in Sudan was by education. Therefore, they wanted to go to school and learn about Americans and our culture and things we do. They did this because they were trying to go to America and find a new and better life for themselves. “I also told myself, “Okay, everybody speaks English in America. If I go there and I don’t know English then that will be really embarrassing. I need to learn so that I can communicate with everybody.” (Ajak, A. Deng, B. Deng 283). This quote means that the boys knew that education was very important and was their only way to get out of Sudan. The boys also knew that English is the main language in the United States and that they had to know English to have a better opportunity in the United States. The ultimate source of conflict in this article is genocide because many people are dying and fighting because they don't like the way others live. Therefore, they try to remove the race and culture of the Sudanese people and take away there way of life. "Today, Sudan’s civilian population faces threats from continuing and potentially new violence. Conflict continues in the Darfur region, where over 2 million people--a third of the population--are displaced." this quote shows that violence is everywhere in Sudan and there are may threats of violence because of the disagreement of all the people not from one thing but multiple things. The type of figurative language in the book is personification because in the chapters of this book the boys would use a lot of personification to describe a lot of things. The author choose to use figurative language to symbolize what the war was like for the Sudanese people and how they felt about it. “We memorized that . Sometimes I pretended to be a vehicle and asked, “Where do you reach today?” Nichodimus would answer back, “ Now we are living in Panyido today. Over.” Anytime we were near girls, we’d tell them, “ We saw the white man talking to his vehicle. That vechile has big white glaring eyes. It saw strange people at a strange place , so the vehicle wanted to know where they were. The vehicle asked the owner, ‘Where do you live today?” (Ajak, A. Deng, B. Deng 104). In this quote they are talking to each other like they are cars and they think the cars talk. This shows personification because they think the car is a person and it can talk. In They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, by Benjamin Ajak, Alepho Deng, and Benson Deng and in the article "Overview: Sudan" by The Holcaust Museum" each shows aspects the Sudanese people and lead them to a time of war and hardships. Culture is a bigger issue than you think
By: Lexi Pass, Alex Hvorcik, and Kaitlyn Sawyer
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