"Immigrants at Central Station, 1951"
Peter Skrzynecki's poem, "Immigrants at Central Station, 1951" further explores the lengthy journey taken by refugees after fleeing the aftermath of war, as well as their emotional well-being throughout the journey. ________________________________________
Peter Skrzynecki's poem, 'Immigrants at Central Station, 1951' further explores the lengthy journey that the refugees have taken after fleeing the aftermath of the war, as well as their emotional well-being throughout the process. In the poem, Skrzynecki discusses the idea that while some journeys are by choice, the traveller may feel that they have no control over various stages of it. Without all the technicalities, there are three basic stages of a journey, the beginning, middle and end. During the beginning, in most journeys, the traveller has the most control over the journey; the destination, desired outcome and monetary factors. In the middle, these aspects may be influenced or impacted upon by certain challenges or experiences that undoubtedly arise. The end consists of the final result, the lessons learnt and the self-discovery of those who went on the journey. Overall, the stages can be influenced by a number of different factors, mostly decided along the way when little can be done to prevent them from occurring. On those journeys that come to be by force, there is even less control and a sense of uncertainty that is sure to arise during each stage. Evidence of this is shown within the second stanza. "Time waited anxiously with us" this suggests their fear of the uncertain. The length of this stanza in relation to the one preceding it also mirrors their anxiety as his thoughts become briefer and less exaggerated, which also suggests their fear and unfamiliarity with their surroundings. The fact that 'Time waited' resembles the phrase that 'time stands still', and that the refugees are object to a very long-winded journey, prone to periods with...
Walter Salles, CentralStation is a touching, well made motion picture that has very few flaws. The movie centers around a Brazilian woman named Dora and a little boy, Josué. This is a story of a cynical woman and a little boy's adventure to find his father of whom he has never seen before. Through the film there is a bonding of the two main characters and each of them greatly transforms each other for the rest of their lives. The script of this movie has a compelling quality, drawing us into the narrative and makes the audience really care about what happens to the characters. This movie should be known for its great story line and the fantastic acting from both of the main characters.
Throughout the film there are many reoccurring themes that enhance the film. The main theme of CentralStation is the transformation of Dora and Josué as the story progresses. At the beginning of the movie Dora is a nasty, retired school teacher who makes a living by writing letters for illiterate people in the Rio central train station. Instead of sending the letters like she says she will, she disposes of almost all of them. The epitome of her cynicism is shown when she sells Josué to the adoption agency that intends to kill him. Josué starts off as a little brat has no respect for adults. As the story progresses Dora and Josué become very close. The...
...The understandings and diversities of each immigrant and their experiences underlies in a range of issues they encounter such as rights, freedoms, beliefs, power, entrapment etc… All of which are a common understanding when used in comparison towards the migrants lives using the poignant aspect of imagery and journey’s within the poem “Immigrants at CentralStation, 1951”. The experiences and perceptive in this poem help perceive an understanding of the immigrants experiences towards the new world of which displays the integrity, emotion and suffering towards the new world and we as the readers are engaged into these aspects of life through trains, time, control and journeys.
The imagery of this poem surrounds a train and can represent the physical aspect towards the new world. It starts off straight away with the lines “It was sad to hear, the train’s whistle this morning” straight away using the feature of onomatopoeia, giving the train a more life-like attribute with the use of ‘whistle’ but also setting the tone of the poem towards a more negative tone using the word “sad”. The stanza continues to portray a sense of loss, sadness and hardship as they await the train with the line “All night it had rained” and has also used the lines “But we ate it all, the silence, the cold and the benevolence of empty streets” to symbolize the environment around them with the mood of the travelers, as the persona...
...Good morning Mr Publisher. Today I am here to present you with texts that I believe will be suitable for your web page that you will be compiling for year 11 students based upon inspirational journeys.
An inspirational journey is a journey that is moving, stimulating and touching to the
audience and this is exactly why these two texts, the movie, ‘The blind Side”, written by John Lee Hancock and Peter Skrzynecki’s poem, “Immigrants at centralstation”, should be included in your webpage as they provide to the audience these exact emotions. Obstacles and struggles faced by characters in both texts must be overcome and these are what make the journeys in both pieces truly inspiring.
On every inspirational journey the character will face hardship but overcome these difficulties. On the opening scene of the movie, Michael Oher is traveling from his old house to his new neighborhood by car. The use of a car in this scene is the use symbolism demonstrating movement and a journey about to happen. As Michael is travelling it reveals his home, the dark,
dirty, dull atmosphere in which he lived in. as he travels, It then changes to his new neighborhood, which shows greenery, bright colors and a clean look of atmosphere. This is the use of contrast used by Hancock to emphasis and reveal where Michael came from, the old to the new. This where Michael embarks in a life changing journey as he enters the new world. At the beginning it...
...Do Gas Stations cause soil pollution?
Soils are extremely important parts of every ecosystem. They are a home to many microbes and provide vital nutrients to the plants that live in them. pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution, and most organisms have a very small range of pH values in which they can survive. 7 is considered neutral, lower than 7 is acidic (lemon juice, rain water) and above 7 is basic (bleach, soap).
Lots of urban areas are dependent on car transportation, and at the present time, most of our cars run on gasoline. It has already been documented that burning gasoline produces greenhouse gases that contribute to warming in our atmosphere, and byproducts have been linked to asthma and cancer. Do gas stations also pollute the soil around them?
Problem: Do gas stations affect the pH of surrounding soil?
Form a hypothesis on whether or not the presence of gas stations in your area affects the soil by observing plant life.
Sterile lab dishes, small
Universal pH indicator and color table
Plastic zip-top bags
1. Collect 1-tablespoon soil samples from the immediate area surrounding 4 different gas stations. Store the samples in separate plastic bags and label the location where you collected them.
2. Collect 1-tablespoon soil samples from areas away from gas stations. Try...
...location. “Push factors are generally negative, such as poor economic conditions, lack of opportunity, discrimination, political oppression, and war. Whereas pull factors are generally positive, such as better economic opportunity, political freedom, and favorable reception toward immigrants” (Potocky-Tripodi, 2002, p. 13).
In order to understand the resettlement and adaption of immigrants in a host country, it is critical to examine all aspects of animmigrant migration path. In light of this phenomenon is significant to understand this process through the lens of three stages of migration: premigration and departure, transit, and resettlement. Theses stages can serve as an ongoing frame of reference for evaluation and comparing their current experience in the host country. “The stage of migration framework provides a context for understating and helping immigrants families and individuals by linking the migration experiences in the original and intermediate countries with experiences in the country of destination” (Drachman, Kwon-Ahn, & Paulino, 1996, p. 627). Using this framework an interview was conduct to analyze the human experiences of migration in attempt to further gain insight on immigrant who take into account not only their economic needs but also social and cultural differences, which may or may not be accepted.
For the privacy of the interviewee, the name Ms. Stephenson will be...
...Immigration in biology leads to genetic variation and higher survival levels. When one talks of immigration, now concerns of economy and living arrangements are the first thoughts that pop in the minds of many. Social and economical positions are extremely intertwined with the concept of immigration. Immigration leads to higher rates of competition in the economy which leads for businesses to have higher output levels, in turn giving room for more workers to be hired. Immigration also leads to more social diversity. More cultures are placed into areas with hundreds if not thousands of other cultures and soon the society becomes greatly diverse. Looking into the past, immigrant workers were responsible for the construction of this nation. This is indeed a nation built off the sweat of immigrant workers from the world over. Immigrants have given enough to this nation to be recognized as key aspects of this nation’s past. Through the process of immigration this nation has grown and expanded. Immigration has been a powerful worker in the creation of this nation and will be discussed as such.
In biology organisms of the same species live within the same living habitats. They share the same needs and do not shun those who live in their habitats. Most organisms live with an understanding that working together will ensure survival. That is the understanding that if one were to exclude themselves from their pack then one would have a lower...
...The positive side of Immigrations
Many people from all over the world move to America and this number of immigrants in the America has steadily grown. Shockingly, “the number of immigrants living in U.S. increased by 2.4 million” (A Nation of Immigrants). They are moving to United State because of the amenities that it has. They leave everything behind for that “American dream”. Those dreamers come to America looking for new opportunities, freedom, better lifestyles, etc. They are looking for the things that they didn’t have in their countries, so they come here to get more opportunities and be successful. According to John B. Judis, The author “Border War” “Mexicans and other Latinos are willing to pay the coyotes, because they hope to find well-paying jobs in the United States.” They are looking for better job and opportunities to make a comfortable life for their families. Although some people argue that immigrants are destroying our society and have many disadvantages for U.S., in fact they help United State to grow economically, educationally, culturally, and keeps America progressing, so we need to attract more immigrants to our land to make America more powerful.
One of the most important advantages of the immigrants is that they help our economy. Many Americans complain that immigrants take their jobs. However, what they do not realize that the jobs...
24 september 2014
Geography of central Asia 24.09.2014
Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, "the 'stans" (as the six countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of") and is within the scope of the wider Eurasian continent.
In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan (pop. 17.9 million), Kyrgyzstan (5.8 million), Tajikistan (8.0 million), Turkmenistan (5.2 million), and Uzbekistan (30.2 million), for a total population of 67.1 million as of 2013-2014. Afghanistan (pop. 31.1 million) is also sometimes included.
Central Asia is an extremely large region of varied geography, including high passes and mountains (Tian Shan), vast deserts (Kara Kum, Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan), and especially treeless, grassy steppes. The vast steppe areas of Central Asia are considered together with the steppes of Eastern Europe as a homogeneous geographical zone known as the Eurasian Steppe.
Much of the land of Central Asia is too dry or too rugged for farming. The Gobi desert extends from the foot of the Pamirs, to...