Eng 200 Essay

1039 Words Mar 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Informative synthesis
English 200
Dr. Tereza M. Szeghi
Informative synthesis
March 14, 2015
Yujie Chen

Poverty influences
Poverty is one of the main problem in the world, either developed country or developing country. Poverty both influence developed country, America and developing country, Mexico. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian and The Devil’s Highway, they both facing the poverty issue. Sherman Alexie is telling us about the Indian American living in a hard life and Luis Alberto Urrea is telling us about the poor Mexican people migrating to United States for gaining wealth. Both of the two stories meets the same problem which is poverty forcing them to make change. The path to success are tough and hard,
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And because you're Indian you start believing you're destined to be poor. It's an ugly circle and there’s nothing you can do about it.” (Sherman Alexie 13). After complaining about the poverty of being an Indian, Arnold starts to decide to change his life to not being the same with other Indian people. He decided to leave his Indian reservation and go outside to another non Indian school to study. We can learn from this that poverty is not only a horrible thing, it can still cheer people up and motivate people to make change.
Similarly, in the story The Devil’s Highway, it is talking about Mexicans cross the America border and cross the dead region in Arizona’s desert. One of the most important factor to make Mexicans migrant to America is poverty. Comparing to American, Mexicans are facing a huge poverty issue. “What we take for granted in the United States as being Mexican, to those from southern Mexico, is almost completely foreign. Rural Mexicans don’t have the spare money to drown their food in melted cheese. They don’t smother their food in mounds of sour cream. Who would pay for it? They have never seen “nachos”. In some regions of the south, they eat soup with bananas; some tribal folks not far from Veracruz eat termite tacos; turkey, when there are turkeys, is not filled with “stuffing”-but with dried pineapples, papaya, pecans” (Urrea 39). These are Mexican real life, they don’t have the same economic

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