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    Obama published powerfully affecting memoir. Dreams from My Father reveals the story of Obama’s struggle to deal with his racial identity being that he is the son of a white American mother and a black African father. His struggle takes him from America to the African village of Alego where his great-aunt resided. The story begins in New York, where Obama discovers that his father, a man who was not present in his life has died in a car accident. The discovery triggers mixed emotions along with a chain of memories. Obama reflects on his family’s strange history: the migration of his mother’s family…

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    as solely black within the eyes of the whites. Obama relates an event in Dreams from My Father: There was different kid in my category, though; United Nations agency really reminded me of a distinct style of pain. Her name was Coretta and before my arrival she had been the sole soul in our grade. She was plump and dark and didn’t appear to possess several friends. From the primary day, we have a tendency to avoid one another however watched from a distance, as if direct contact would…

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    Metaphors are used regularly, sometimes interlinked with antithesis. [<- incorrect use of antithesis] Such as “we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist” which conveys a point simply and concisely though still evoking emotions and mental images from the audience. Antithesis enforces points and contrasts situations, so that they have a stronger effect. Imagery also persuades the audience to imagine what Obama is saying, making it more memorable. “The snow was stained with…

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    This book improved my understanding of the history of racial in the United States as well as Barack Obama’s perception of that history. He is the first African American president of the United State; He has been integrity, courage, compassion, and contribution for eight years in his life in White House. He has been one of most important presidents in recent American History. Everything he accomplished was done because of his family history. However, life has not always been easy for him. He…

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    Dreams From My Father, written by our former president Barack Obama, is a memoir that emphases on race and racism. Obama is constantly searching for a sense of belonging between what worlds he belongs to –white or black. He states “The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and…

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    I never read much on Barack Obama but after reading the first few chapters in his book Dreams From my Father, I could tell right away that he too had concerns on the people and how we live. In Chapter One, our former president introduced his way of thinking about the US. It started when he received news of his dad’s death from his Aunt Jane. He then tells the lives of his family; from his grandparents and his parents. When he talked about his dad in the end of the chapter he mentioned how “He…

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    Just like Douglass, Obama was very few, if any, memories and experiences with his father. In his autobiography “Dreams From My Father” he states: “At the time of his death, my father remained a myth to me, both more and less than a man. He had left Hawaii back in 1963, when I was only two years old, so that as a child I knew him only through the stories that my mother and grandmother told.” (Dreams from My Father, 5) Similar to Frederick Douglass, Obama had no first hand experiences with his…

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    Being separated from the person you love for two weeks might be hard. But being separated from your own sibling for almost 15 years is what Loung Ung had to go through with her sister Chou, and that’s after escaping a war, too. In the book Lucky Child by Loung Ung, Loung and her sister Chou are separated when Loung is given the opportunity to go to America with her brother and her sister in law. Chou is forced to stay in Cambodia with the rest of their family where the war is still going on,…

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    is One Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty Two miles away from the United States. A nation that has a rich culture, magnificent mountains, reefs, beautiful bays and the ruins of ancient Mayan civilizations. The country of Honduras is the epitome of deceiving aesthetic. Thereby, the reality of Honduras is embodied by hopelessness. Violence, corruption, and poverty has prevailed in Honduras. The land that I called home. However, I have learned that with one single dream and determination I could…

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    In America today, advertisers will do anything possible to try and attract new potential customers and to keep them is their goal. Even if it means attracting customers from other countries and pitching them the concept of something so powerful known as, “The American Dream.” Yes, advertisers will even go to that extent to get people from foreign countries to immigrate to the United States to live out the American dream, or in other words, a better life for themselves and/or their families; in…

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