- Describe an aspect of the film that showed you something you hadn’t seen before, caused you to think in a new way, or helped you understand something more thoroughly than before. In addition, describe how it changed your thinking.
This picture shows a hospital bill for giving birth in the US. Among many charges, there is one brought to our attention and that is the one charging the parent to hold their baby after birth.
Changez (to chapter 9)
Changez is the protagonist of the reluctant fundamentalist. Changez is a Pakistani man who went to college in New York at Princeton. He seems very in love with the idea of America and tries to fit in with his colleges which he doesn’t have much of a struggle with. However, after 9/11 his perspective on the country he so loved changes as he faces increasing racism and discrimination, and furthermore, as his relationship with the beautiful American Erica is thwarted by Erica’s obsession with her dead former boyfriend Chris, Changez eventually becomes disillusioned with his favourite country, viewing it as a danger to the rest of the world.
Living in another country is difficult as it is. Moving there, finding someone to interact with or just to experience your traditions in a society may be very difficult. This leads me to our topic today; the challenges we face living in a multicultural society.
On Wednesday the 31. of October, students in Norway had an international day. On this day, every year, we go around from classroom to classroom to understand different situations around the world and why we need to help them the next day on the OD-day. This year the main cause was the Israel and Palestine conflict.
In class today, we watched a movie called Girl Rising. It was about the benefits of educating girls. The film introduced us to nine girls. Nine powerful, brave and mentally strong girls who were the start of something new. Something greater than we have seen before. The girl that inspired me most was a girl named Ruksana.