Refugee and the character Ha from Thanhha Lai Inside Out And Back Again of how they turn inside out and back again. Before Ha flees her home she never got bullied, people didn’t throw rocks at her window. Ha’s life has turned inside out.
Refugee face discrimination in a new home, frustration learning a new culture and doubting one’s ability, loss of confidence. Refugee lives turn inside out by having to struggle learning new languages and culture. They also have to face racism and discrimination. The evidence I’m using is from Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out And Back Again the poem “Feel Dumb” it says ”So this is what dumb feels like, I hate it I hate it I hate it. This shows how Ha is being discriminated, they think she doesn’t know anything and she hates the fact that they think she’s dumb”. My next evidence is the poem ”Neighbors” it says ”A brick shatters the front window landing on our dinner table along with a note Brother Quang refuses to translate”. This also shows how Ha and her family is being discriminated the neighbors are throwing bricks at their window this shows they are not wanted, the neighbors are trying to get rid of them. The last poem is “More Is Not Better” in the poem it says ”When they make fun of my name saying Ha Ha Ha, when they ask if I eat dog meat barking and chewing and falling down laughing, when they wonder if I lived in the jungle with tigers, growling and stalking on all fours”. This shows how people are being racist to Ha,saying something like she eats dogs. To support those claims I will be using the following articles “Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak Refugee and Immigrant children”it says”Both refugee and immigrant children may encounter society discrimination and racism and both have to accomplish the central task of childhood and adolescence ”My second evidence is from the article “Refugee Children Who Where and Why”. It says”Today more than 14 million men, women, and children have been forced to flee their homes. This shows how refugees are being discriminated in their own home.
The lives of Refugees and Ha from Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out And Back Again turn back by not getting bullied and learning how to fit in with other kids. Also how she learns the language. The claims that I will be making is,confident in learning the language and in learning the culture. These claims tell me how refugees are not scared no more. To support these claims I will be using Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out And Back Again the poem “New word a day”it says” She makes me learn rules I never noticed like, a, an, and, the. ”This shoes the confidence in her learning the language. The next poem is “HA LE LU DA” it says”our cowboy and his smiling wife. Her lips curl up even more” this tells us how Ha is accepted because of changing her religion. I will be using the following articles as evidence “Tilgarams Speech” it says “Refugee Transactions is filling a real need in our community.”
This was about how refugees turn inside out and back again. The points I made included how refugees and how Ha have to struggle learning a new culture and language,debating one’s ability loss of confidence and how they turn back by learning the culture and the language. This shows their confidence and adapting to the culture.