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Unformatted text preview: Scott Eastman Paper #2 March 25 th , 2007 “What is the What” While Valentino was making his transition into the culture of the United States, I believe that at the very beginning when he was living in the refugee camp in Ethiopia, he was learning a lot of the skills that he would need in order to make a smooth transition to life in the United States. One of the things that I think he learned right away after arriving in the United States is that Americans are much more independent, especially those that live on there own and not with any family members. I think he soon realized that in Sudan and even in the refugee camps his work was not entirely just for him but for those that were in his family or group. While in Ethiopia, he soon realizes that all the hard work that he is called upon for doing is not just for his small group of twelve boys, but rather for those in the entire camp. When he first arrived in the United States though I think Valentino realizes that if he wanted to eat, he had to find his own means for food, pretty much if he wanted anything, he was going to have to get it himself and not rely on others to get it for him. going to have to get it himself and not rely on others to get it for him....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course HIST 109 taught by Professor Tripicano during the Spring '08 term at St. Cloud.
- Spring '08