Outcasts United Character Analysis

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In Warren St. John’s “Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference,” The reader explores a refugee soccer team and their hectic journey. The Ziaty, Balegamire, and Ntwari families are all dealing with mothers struggling to provide for their children, kids depending on a refugee soccer team, and as a whole, adapting to their new life in the U.S. after their traumatizing pasts. Although it is not directly stated, the mothers, Beatrice, Paula, and Generose, all face an inevitable debt of at least $3,000 bringing their families to the U.S. from the terrible situation in their homeland. Coming into the U.S. they were all single mothers. Beatrice was forced to flee Monrovia because her and her …show more content…
When they arrived all they had was a close to bare apartment and each other. They had fairly large families, The Balegamires were the largest with 5 children, Josue, Grace, Christelle, Manace, Ephraim, and Gloria. Next were the Ziatys with Jeremiah, Mandela, Darlington, and Erich. Last were the Ntwaris with Alex, Bein, and Ive. Needless to say the siblings depended on each other, but they also formed a second family on the local refugee soccer team. Their coach, Luma, did everything she could to help the players connect and not feel so alone. She made them speak english to break any language barriers. The team even made connections through the negatives “The hostility the Fugees encountered, the deficiencies in their gear, their lack of support on the sidelines, seemed to only solidify the bonds among this otherwise disparate group of boys,” (Coach 79). When the boys were playing on the Fugee tam nothing else mattered, it was an outlet that help them forget about their problems and enjoy themselves “But even as the Fugees congealed into a family, the world around them was still roiling,” (Coach

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