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New world for eels
Transcript of New world for eels
The Kite Runner
Haroun and The Sea of Stories
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
and The Gangsters we are all Looking for
So it made me realized just exactly how important having a sense of family and unity is Quotes:
“In Vietnamese, the word for water and the word for a nation, a country and a homeland are one and the same: nu’o'c.”
- Lê Thi Diem Thúy, "The Gangster We Are All Looking For "
"Then he [Ali] would remind us that there was a brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that not even time could break.
Hassan and I fed from the same breasts. We took our first steps on the same lawn in the same yard. And, under the same roof, we spoke our first words.
Mine was Baba."
-Khaled Hosseini, "The Kite Runner" Connection to Art The artwork is called "The Family" by John Odoch-Ameny an African artist How this art work connects to my theme is about having that sense of family and oneness/unity. "The Family really shows that oneness because I can tell there are multiple people in the artwork that are molded into one piece. This is a portrait of the family of Adam and Eve and their first son. The book "The Gangster we are all Looking for" is connected to the Vietnam war because the book talks about the aftermath of the war and how it effects the people of Vietnam Political/Social connection The Vietnam war was declared in 1958 between Communist North and American backing South Vietnam. In 1963 America had deployed 16,300 military soldiers in order to back up South Vietnam. In 1973 US were forced to withdraw their soldiers and in 1975 South Vietnam had surrendered and Vietnam was unified again. The was had caused 2 million Vietnamese deaths and 60,000 American deaths. This war was the longest war of American history.
The war had left many people homeless, parent less, and in poverty. Today there are still parts of Vietnam that are still very poor because of the war. The Children of Vietnam:
Is an organization that adopts or sponsor children of Vietnam. This organization provides basic needs to the children such as water and food.
http://www.childrenofvietnam.org/ Contemporary Humanitarian Connection Women's Shelter in Sweden:
In Sweden there are local shelters for women who face domestic violence and they are allowed to live there for a temporary time until they can find a safe place to live. Washington or America Suicide Hotlines:
There are hotlines that are available to people who need them there is also a website to contact
http://suicidehotlines.com/washington.html Cultural: Universal vs. Culturally Rooted Ideas Family Honor:
In "Bound", "A Chronicle of a Death Foretold", and "The Kite Runner" holding up the family honor was a really big deal because of tradition and social structures.
"Nonsense I will do no such thing! I will not remarry and dishonor the family name." -Bound
Old tradition and religion:
In "Bound", "The Sound of Waves", and "The Kite Runner" there was big influence of old tradition and religion.
"Shinji had followed the ritual of bowing, clapping his hands, and purifying himself before praying to the gods." Universal: Marriage:
In "Sound of Waves", "A Chronicle of a Death Foretold","Bound", "Fountain and Tomb", and "The Kite Runner" has a universal theme of marriage and how important it is to be able to marry.
"Wei Ping you are going to get your feet bound this will help you marry rich and you'll be able to support me."-Bound
Coming of age:
In "The Perks of Being a Wall Flower", "Fountain and Tomb, "Sound of Waves", and "The Gangsters We are all Looking For" it talks about growing up and experimenting with yourself while at the same time you are dealing with ugliness through this process.
"I didn't know what it was but he gave it to me and the next thing I saw was colors and then I passed out. Sam was very upset with me. I told myself to never do it again because I didn't to make Sam mad." -Perks of Being a Wallflower The books I would recommend: Recommendations/Advice The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Gangsters We Are All Looking For
Haroun and the Sea of Stories Advice:
My advice is that I think people should research or learn the culture of a book before reading it because you might get confused if you don't understand the culture of the book and therefore not like it. I believe that the more you understand the culture you'll have a better chance of liking the book more. How I decided to categorize: Gender:
Most of the books I read were mostly written by male authors I only read one book from one female author
In most of the books the female had stricter roles to follow and they had limited social mobility. Class/Education: The authors that I read from all had been educated. And all were either middle class or above middle class.
However in the books the character were either really poor or really rich there was no in between. And some of the characters didn't have an education. Religion and Philosophy:
Most of the books I read had incorporated some kind of religion or some kind of philosophy. The idea of having a family not only brings people closer but it makes people one. Brigham, Robert K. PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 19 June 2012. <http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/history/index.html>. Citations: "Children of Vietnam." Welcome to. The Children of Vietnam, n.d. Web. 19 June 2012. <http://www.childrenofvietnam.org/>. Rosenberg, Jennifer. "VietnamÂ War." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 June 2012. <http://history1900s.about.com/od/vietnamwar/a/vietnamwar.htm>. "Vietnam War." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 19 June 2012. <http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war>. The World Map