Argumentative Essay: The Lost Boys

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I had the privilege of being born as a citizen in a country like the United States of America. I have grown up in a place known as “the land of the free” and have been so often told how much that is taken for granted by my peers and I. Given my resources and education, I am able to take a step back from reality and feel grateful for what I have been given. I cannot imagine the kind of hardships that a group of boys like The Lost Boys of Sudan had to face. Likewise, they cannot imagine the kind of “hardships” that us Americans face. Not because we have it hard but because they are not given the same resources and education that we have been given. The Lost Boys is a name given to groups of over 20,000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups…show more content…
Most Americans believe with our diversity, opportunity, and freedom the United States in the best country in the word. There is a bulletin board that lists the names of ninety men that will be transported to America. That board represents so much more than a plane ticket to these men. The Lost Boys see America as an opportunity for an overall better life. They will be able to get a job, go to school, start a family, and be happy. Kansas-City is the heart Missouri, and to some Americans it is only known for the baseball team (The Royals). For one of The Lost Boys however, Kansas-City is the city of dreams because it doesn’t matter where you go in America, any city or town will present more freedom and opportunity than they could ever…show more content…
While American women are struggling for equal pay, Sudanese women are struggling to come to America for a chance at a better life. Sudanese women had a specific role in their culture, they are given less education and once they reach a certain age they are often sold for money. Women were not given the opportunity of resettlement like the men were. “Sudanese men thought women were too weak and cowardly to fight, but any soldier looking back got his head blown off.” (“They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky, 138). Out of the 3,800 “lost boys” that were relocated in the United States, less than 100 were women. It’s hard to compare an income with a chance at a better lifestyle, but it seems American society and The Lost Boys both do not see woman as equal to men

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