Hundreds of immigrants each year come to this country for many different reasons. Some risk their lives and travel thousands of miles on foot and car just to find a job in this country, because in their country there is no work or money! Or possibly for the somewhat more fortunate ones that do have a job, they are only getting paid about two dollars if that! Others come in order to follow up with their education and try to create a better lifestyle than the ones they were leading in their country. The conditions in third world countries have become so terrible that it's come to the point where it's not surprising anymore why so many people immigrate to this country every year! Although so many different nationalities immigrate into this country each year, they all have to make the same decision. And that decision is whether to convert into a U.S. citizen or resident or to keep true to their birth of origin and love their national territory till the end of their time!
This is the case in a story between these two sisters that came from Calcutta, India. Bharati is the sister that takes the oath of citizenship. She learns to love this country over the years as if it were her birthplace but always has India in the back of her mind. Mira is the other sister that refuses to give up her Indian citizenship and says that one day she will go back to her native homeland. The bizarre fact is that when they left India, " they were almost identical in appearance and attitude. We dressed alike, in saris; we expressed identical views on politics, social issues, love, and marriage in the same Calcutta convent-school accent"! They both came here for the reason I mentioned before which was education. Their plan was to come to this country for two years to secure their college degree and then go home to marry the men their father selected for them! Instead some 35 years have passed, their both married and Mira still refuses to give...
TwoWays to Belong in America
Born in 1940 and raised in Calcutta, India, Bharati Mukherjee immigrated to the United States in 1961 and earned an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in literature. Mukherjee is the author of several novels, including Tiger's Daughter (1972) and Jasmine (1989), and short story collections, such as The Middleman and Other Stories (1988). She teaches literature and fiction writing at the University of California, Berkeley.
"TwoWays to Belong in America" first appeared in the New York Times. It was written to address a movement in Congress to take away government benefits from resident aliens. Like her fiction, though, it is also about the issues that confront all immigrants in America.
This is a tale of two sisters from Calcutta, Mira and Bharati, who have lived in the United States 1 for some 35 years, but who find themselves on different sides in the current debate over the status of immigrants. I am an American citizen and she is not.
I am moved that thousands of long-term residents are finally taking the oath of citizenship. She 2 is not. Mira arrived in Detroit in 1960 to study child psychology and pre-school education. I followed her a year later to study creative writing at the University of Iowa. When we left India, we were almost identical in appearance and attitude. We dressed alike, in...
The importance of this Essay is that even though one sister fell into the “America Dream” she never lost who she was. She never lost her Indian background. Two sisters went to America, so that they can get a great education and also a great job. Even though they had the same idea coming to America, they both went different ways. These two sisters, they are exactly the same. They have some differences but then it starts happening when they get married. Mira gets married to an Indian man and Bharati gets married to an American man. Mira worked hard to make a living so that when she is ready to retire she has enough to move back to India. Bharati traveled around North America with her husband being an American citizen. Mira wasn’t a citizen and her boss wanted a labor certification, but she couldn’t provide it so she felt like she was being used. Mira paid her taxes, she loves America and she loves India. She believes that they should start the bill for immigrants who come into the country after the bill has been passed. I feel that Mira doesn’t have to be in love with the country but she puts enough dedication to the country that she wants to be a citizen so she doesn’t have to go back to India. In the end Bharati explains that her sister Mira is an example of a bigger issue that many people come to America on visa’s and when it’s over they want...
...TwoWays to Belong in America by Bharati Mukherjee
In “TwoWays to Belong in America,” Mukherjee talks about the struggles of two sisters adjusting to foreign culture. Mukherjee and her sister, Mira, have opposing views on citizenship to non-native countries. Mukherjee shares her story with effective use of language to make it unique, as well as relatable to other foreigners to a new country. Her neutral tone makes the story special, especially considering the context of the story.
Usually, when there are differing points of view in a piece of writing, it is very common for the author to pick the side that he or she supports and persuade the audience that the chosen side is the right choice. Mukherjee writes uniquely; her tone remains neutral even after she establishes the opposing points of view from her and Mira. In her writing, Mukherjee merely states the standpoints of both characters, and lets the audience themselves decide where they stand. This at times can be more effective than the normal ways of persuasion. Mukherjee makes it clear that she can see her sister’s argument, and therefore is not fully sure about hers. Thus, she leaves it up to the audience.
Mukherjee’s diction is one that asks for attention as well. To convey her story, she uses very simple word choice; nothing fancy is found anywhere throughout the...
...In the short story, "TwoWays to Belong in America", Bharati tells that there are twoways to belong in America. The first one is belonging legally. To belong legally you either have a green card, or you are a citizen. The other way is to fit in with society, and to feel as if you belong. Bharati is an American citizen, and married outside of her culture. She was prepared for this and was ready for the emotional strain. Mira had only a green card, and married an Indian student in 1962. Mira has become nationally recognized for her contributions in the fields of pre-school education and parent teacher relationships. After 36 years as a legal immigrant in this country, she clings passionately to her Indian citizenship and hopes to go home to India when she retires. This shows how both of the sisters have different views on their lifestyles.
To belong in America is not only to be a legal inhabitant of the U.S., but also to fit in and be able to live a normal and independent life. If a person is living illegally in America, then they don't belong in here. If no one likes the person and they are repeatedly rejected and turned down, they probably don't belong here. To belong in America you must be able to keep up with today's...
...TwoWays to Belong in America
October 3, 2012
Mukherjee states, “In one family, from two sisters alike as peas in a pod, there could not be a wider divergence of immigrant experience.” (p. 282). Bharati Mukherjee was born and raised in Calcutta, India and immigrated to the United States in 1961 to earn an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in literature. In “TwoWays toBelong in America,” Mukherjee addresses the issues that confront immigrants in America.
In this passage we see how two of the same people can suddenly feel or experience the same thing in two different ways. Mira and Bharati immigrants from Calcutta have lived in the United States for some 35 years. The Mukherjee sisters find themselves on different sides in the current debate over the status of immigrants. Bharati is an American citizen and Mira is not. When the Mukherjee sisters moved from India they were almost identical in appearance and attitude. Their original plan was to endure two years in America, secure their degrees, then return to India to marry the grooms of their fathers choosing. However, Mira ended up marrying an Indian student and acquired the labor certifications necessary for the green card. Mira lives in Detroit, is nationally recognized for her...
English comp I
08 October 2013
In the story “twoways to belong to America” the author and narrator Bharati addressed an issue of images of immigrants in America, and what it truly means to belong to a country.
In Bharati short story “twoways to belong to America” she talks and her and her sister experience as first time immigrants migrating from India to America. At their arrival to America they were similar in a lot of ways, appearance and attitudes-views and sentiments. They were both seeking degrees-Mira in child psychology and pre-school education, bharati went on to peruse a degree in creative writing. After they obtained their degree’s they were to return to India and marry, a man of their fathers choosing.
The second part of this plan the two sisters aborted –Mira, after successfully gaining her degree in child psychology and preschool education and Preferring to be set in her ways married a young Indian man pursuing his business administration degree at Wayne’s university. Bharati while obtaining her degree in creative writing married a fellow American student of Canadian heritage. Both of them then would be successfully married for thirty plus years and still maintain contact with each other; however, the narrator Bharati...
Analyzing with ANOVA |
Submit your answers to the following questions using the ANOVA source table below. The table depicts a two-way ANOVA in which gender has two groups (male and female), marital status has three groups (married, single never married, divorced), and the means refer to happiness scores (n = 100):
a. What is/are the independent variable(s)? What is/are the dependent variable(s)?
The independent variables are gender and marital status. The dependent variable is the happiness.
b. What would be an appropriate null hypothesis? Alternate hypothesis?
Alternate hypothesis about gender can be that females will have greater happiness mean score than males. There is also an alternative hypothesis in marital status that females who are married would have lower happiness mean scores than males that are married. The Null hypothesis in both situations would be that differences would not exist.
c. What are the degrees of freedom for 1) gender, 2) marital status, 3) interaction between gender and marital status, and 4) error or within variance?
1. A-1= There are 2 groups of gender; male and female, so it would be 2-1=1 as the degree of freedom.
2. B-1= There are 3 groups for marital status; married, single, and divorced, so it would be 3-1=2 as the degree of freedom.
3. (A-1)*(B-1) = That would be the answer from...
...Communication is a twoway flow of conversation where something is achieved e.g information effective communication is important in health and social care because through communication which is listening and talking you can make a better relationship with client. effective communication can make you understand your client emotions and feelings for example if a nurse is having a conversion with a patient and the nurse seem friendly, have positive body languages and interacting well, the patient is likely to open up to the nurse and discuss any worry that he/she is facing, which lead to better relationship. when communicating you need to show that you're interested in what the person is saying, the more you look interested the more the person is going to trust and open up you. In health and social care you communicate with patient, colleague and other professionals for example if you were a doctor and you want to refer a patient to a surgeon, you would have to talk to the surgeon to sort the patient operation. Conjunction with colleague us important because if you have a good relationship colleagues it would make the work a better place and make patients feel comfortable because they can sense if staffs are getting along. There are different types of communication informal and formal. informal: this is used between family and friends. Different social groups use different informal language to communicate so it might be hard for other people to...