In the chapter Alone in Germany, Farah talks about how she was chosen to go to Germany because of the little resources in the Afghan hospital. Farah was afraid of leaving her family to go to an unknown place. After, the Afghan doctor told her that she will get better treatment in Germany than in Afghanistan.

Farah slowly started being convinced of going to Germany, without her family. She knew she was going to come back after but she was still frightened by the idea of leaving her family, especially because she was about seven years of age.

This tells me that most people will have the choice or be forced to leave their home in search for better resources. Just like today, many people from different places of the world leave their home searching for a better life for them and their family. Some people may be even forced to leave and have nothing to give so they must work even harder than others. Most of these people know that they will be leaving family behind.

Leaving family is a very hard decision especially if you don’t know if you will ever see them again.

  1. Anna Lower 4 years ago

    I completely agree! I think that Americans don’t understand the struggle that people face when they flea for their lives to come to America. We live these lives that might be difficult, but we aren’t being persecuted for being ourselves. I think it would be so amazing if we could step into the shoes of refugees and immigrants and try to understand their hardship.

  2. Rylan 4 years ago

    Dear Jasmin,
    I agree, leaving family behind seems very difficult, even if you know that you are going to see them again. It seems like that makes a lot of sense, I mean most people are raised by and with their family members so that is just what they are used to. So it seems funny when people give others a hard time for being homesick and whatnot. I would guess moving away from home will probably be kind of exciting, but also sad, and probably at least a little bit scary.
    Rylan Rawson

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