Analysis Of No Man Is An Island

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I am a Korean girl living in the United States of America. No one really understands what it feels like to move to a different country where you don’t know anything about, until they do it for themselves. Everything is the same, but different at the same time. An abrupt wind that hits your face, the cars racing on the roads, people talking and laughing on the streets, everything seems a little odd; like a piece of the puzzle that is fit in a wrong place. On top of every challenging thing, the language that I’ve used for 12 years was no longer understood by the people around me. Language naturally shows who you are as a person. Language is your identity. Loosing that part of me was frustrating and terrifying. When you think about the relationship between identity and community, it is fascinating how so many people with different personalities were put in a place to live together as a whole. We all are different, but same as well. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” This line is from a poem called “No Man is an Island” written by John Donne. Like Donne said, I think every man is not an island, but a piece of the continent. Different personalities come …show more content…
Knowing what the word is and what it means, but not being able to say it drove me crazy. It felt like something just put up a wall on a bridge that connects English part and Korean part of my brain. Communication is what makes it possible for humans to live harmoniously together. No matter where you are from or what background you have as a person, communication ties people together as a whole. Even with the help of translator that I carried around everywhere and even with the help of the body language, not being able to express my opinions and not being able to explain things to help others understand really prevented me from truly communicating with other

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