Coming To America Essay

Example #1

Prince Ahkeim Jahfar wakes up on his twenty-first birthday and realizes that he is to be wed to a woman he has never met before. This is a custom that is traditional in the royal family of Zamoonda, Africa. His father, King Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this wedding for many years. The woman who is groomed to be the prince’s wife has been trained since birth to learn everything about the prince and what he likes. She is trained to fill his every desire.

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As it turned out, the Prince was not satisfied with his wife to be because her intellect did not meet his standards. He decides to travel to America to find his bride to be. Prince Ahkeim and his servant Simi fly to Queens, New York to fill out the Prince’s dreams. They arrive in a suburban area of Queens wearing very expensive suits and animal skins around their chest. Soon they find out that they need to change their wardrobe to fit in with the rest of the population.

Prince Ahkeim plans to meet a woman that will love him for who he is and not for the wealth he has. He must make everybody he meets believe that he is an ordinary person from New York so that his cover will not be blown. The Prince even gets a job at a fast-food restaurant and works like a peasant would from his home. When asked where he is from, he simply replies? I’m an African student who is studying here at the university?

Prince Ahkeim learns that there are many things that go on in America that are different from his world. He seems to be amused that people dump trash on the streets and greet each other by shouting curse words at each other. The apartment that he moves into is almost a complete opposite of the palace he left. Rats and roaches crawl around the floor as if they owned the building.

This doesn’t seem to bother the Prince even though he is used to petal girls throwing rose petals to cover the floor before him and girls to bathe him. He soon meets a girl that he is very interested in but she is already engaged to marry someone. Daryl, her fianc? is the son of a wealthy entrepreneur and comes across as very superficial to the Prince.

Prince Ahkeim worked hard at his new job and tries to come in contact with Lisa as much as possible. Lisa invites Ahkeim to go on a double date with her sister. During the game, Daryl asked Ahkeim? I bet wearing clothes is a new experience for you.? Lisa gradually becomes aware of the Prince’s charm and prestige. Slowly but surely, Lisa starts to fall in love with Ahkeim.

As far as she knows, Ahkeim is the son of a goat herder. King Jahfi comes to find out that his son is living poorly and decides to visit America to find out what exactly is going on. When he arrives, he finds Prince Ahkeim’s servant Simi at the roach-infested apartment and learns that his son has betrayed his wealth and fortune for a girl. The King then goes to Lisa McDowell’s house to find his son.

King Jahfi is very disturbed about his son’s behavior and refuses to allow him to marry the woman he loves. The King finally retrieves his son and brings him back to the palace of Zamoonda to marry the woman chosen to be his wife. At the wedding, Prince Ahkeim lifts the veil from the bride’s face to find out that it is Lisa and becomes overwhelmed with joy. King Jahfi changed a tradition of many generations to bring true happiness to his son.

Adjusting to a Culture. Prince Ahkeim Jahfar wakes up on his twenty-first birthday and realizes that he is to be wed to a woman he has never met before. This is a custom that is traditional in the royal family of Zamoonda, Africa. His father, King Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this wedding for many years. The woman who is groomed to be the prince’s wife has been trained since birth to learn everything about the prince and what he likes.

She is trained to fill his every desire. As it turned out, the Prince was not satisfied with his wife to be because her intellect did not meet his standards. He decides to travel to America to find his bride to be. Prince Ahkeim and his servant Simi fly to Queens, New York to fill out the Prince’s dreams. They arrive in a suburban area of Queens wearing very expensive suits and animal skins around their chest.

Soon they find out that they need to change their wardrobe to fit in with the rest of the population. Prince Ahkeim plans to meet a woman that will love him for who he is and not for the wealth he has. He must make everybody he meets believe that he is an ordinary person from New York so that his cover will not be blown. The Prince even gets a job at a fast-food restaurant and works like a peasant would from his home. When asked where he is from, he simply replies?

I’m an African student who is studying here at the University?. Prince Ahkeim learns that there are many things that go on in America that are different from his world. He seems to be amused that people dump trash on the streets and greet each other by shouting curse words at each other. The apartment that he moves into is almost a complete opposite of the palace he left.

Rats and roaches crawl around the floor as if they owned the building. This doesn’t seem to bother the Prince even though he is used to petal girls throwing rose petals to cover the floor before him and girls to bathe him. He soon meets a girl that he is very interested in but she is already engaged to marry someone. Daryl, her fianc? is the son of a wealthy entrepreneur and comes across as very superficial to the Prince.

Prince Ahkeim worked hard at his new job and tries to come in contact with Lisa as much as possible. Lisa invites Ahkeim to go on a double date with her sister. During the game, Daryl asked Ahkeim? I bet wearing clothes is a new experience for you.? Lisa gradually becomes aware of the Prince’s charm and prestige. Slowly but surely, Lisa starts to fall in love with Ahkeim. As far as she knows, Ahkeim is the son of a goat herder.

King Jahfi comes to find out that his son is living poorly and decides to visit America to find out what exactly is going on. When he arrives, he finds Prince Ahkeim’s servant Simi at the roach-infested apartment and learns that his son has betrayed his wealth and fortune for a girl. The King then goes to Lisa McDowell’s house to find his son. King Jahfi is very disturbed about his son’s behavior and refuses to allow him to marry the woman he loves.

The King finally retrieves his son and brings him back to the palace of Zamoonda to marry the woman chosen to be his wife. At the wedding, Prince Ahkeim lifts the veil from the bride’s face to find out that it is Lisa and becomes overwhelmed with joy. King Jahfi changed a tradition of many generations to bring true happiness to his son.s traditional in the royal family of Zamoonda, Africa.

His father, King Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this wedding for many years. The woman who is groomed to be the prince’s wife has been trained since birth to learn everything about the prince and what he likes. She is trained to fill his every desire. As it turned out, the Prince was not satisfied with his wife to be because her intellect did not meet his standards. He decides to travel to America to find his bride to be.

Prince Ahkeim and his servant Simi fly to Queens, New York to fill out the Prince’s dreams. They arrive in a suburban area of Queens wearing very expensive suits and animal skins around their chest. Soon they find out that they need to change their wardrobe to fit in with the rest of the population. Prince Ahkeim plans to meet a woman that will love him for who he is and not for the wealth he has.

He must make everybody he meets believe that he is an ordinary person from New York so that his cover will not be blown. The Prince even gets a job at a fast-food restaurant and works like a peasant would from his home. When asked where he is from, he simply replies? I’m an African student who is studying here at the University?.

Prince Ahkeim learns that there are many things that go on in America that are different from his world. He seems to be amused that people dump trash on the streets and greet each other by shouting curse words at each other. The apartment that he moves into is almost a complete opposite of the palace he left. Rats and roaches crawl around the floor as if they owned the building.

This doesn’t seem to bother the Prince even though he is used to petal girls throwing rose petals to cover the floor before him and girls to bathe him. He soon meets a girl that he is very interested in but she is already engaged to marry someone. Daryl, her fianc? is the son of a wealthy entrepreneur and comes across as very superficial to the Prince.

Prince Ahkeim worked hard at his new job and tries to come in contact with Lisa as much as possible. Lisa invites Ahkeim to go on a double date with her sister. During the game, Daryl asked Ahkeim? I bet wearing clothes is a new experience for you.? Lisa gradually becomes aware of the Prince’s charm and prestige. Slowly but surely, Lisa starts to fall in love with Ahkeim. As far as she knows, Ahkeim is the son of a goat herder.

King Jahfi comes to find out that his son is living poorly and decides to visit America to find out what exactly is going on. When he arrives, he finds Prince Ahkeim’s servant Simi at the roach-infested apartment and learns that his son has betrayed his wealth and fortune for a girl. The King then goes to Lisa McDowell’s house to find his son.

King Jahfi is very disturbed about his son’s behavior and refuses to allow him to marry the woman he loves. The King finally retrieves his son and brings him back to the palace of Zamoonda to marry the woman chosen to be his wife. At the wedding, Prince Ahkeim lifts the veil from the bride’s face to find out that it is Lisa and becomes overwhelmed with joy.

King Jahfi changed a tradition of many generations to bring true happiness to his son.

 

Example #2

A young Irishman comes to America, stubborn, full of pride and patriotism, and wanting a better life, but not wanting to leave his old life behind. This gentleman s name is John Doyle and though young, he is married to a young lady named Fanny. This story, consists of a letter to his wife, detailing how he came to America and through his hard work and determination has become a successful person. Along the way we also see a man who has changed internally from loving Ireland and criticizing America, to loving America and criticizing Ireland.

His letter starts out on October 7th, 1818 when Mr. Doyle s ship arrives at Philadelphia. After paying for the trip across the ocean, he is disturbed to find out that they want more money to ferry him ashore. All he needed was a meager three or four pence which to his embarrassment he didn’t have. The people on the boat were so miserable and bitter they wouldn’t lend him the money.

But he managed somehow to make it to shore. He said, ” and God is my witness that at that moment, I would as soon the ground would open and swallow me up.” (p. 148) That is basically saying how embarrassed he was about his arrival and his penniless state.

He joins his father whom he hadn’t seen for seventeen years. They go to visit his father’s friends although he really didn’t want to. They greet him with sayings like ” you are welcome to this free country-you are welcome to this land of liberty. Pray sir, are you not happy to have escaped the tyranny of the old country?” Mr. Doyle found this amusing because he didn’t think of Ireland as tyranny and preferred his old home to this new country which I think he looked down upon.

He says about his father’s friends, “Their ignorance and presumption are disgusting, their manners worse.” He continues with, “As to politeness and good nature, they are totally unknown and though they all pretend to be well acquainted with the affairs of Europe they are entirely ignorant of all transactions there, or at the best know them imperfectly.”

Here he is resenting his father’s friends. He feels they are insulting his home and they don t really know what it is like in Ireland. In contrast, perhaps he was guilty of the same crime considering his own new arrival to America.

The morning after his arrival he went to work at a printing press and was surprised that he still had the knack after not working for so long. He ended up working in Philadelphia for four and a half weeks and managed to save up 6. Lewis, his brother, gave him the “most pressing invitation” to move to New York, even though his father tried everything possible to make him stay, and even after he left he received weekly letters from his father wanting him to return.

This further shows his feeling of being better than everyone else by calling his brother poor and ignoring his father’s wishes and going to New York when he knew there weren’t any jobs for his kind of work. Since there was no demand for printers or bookbinders, he eventually got a job selling maps for 7 dollars a week.

Unfortunately, he got laid off and his boss still owed him 9 dollars but he was never able to collect it through legal means. He was appalled when he went to the local authorities and expected them to help him out but they didn’t do anything. By this time he had 60 dollars saved up. By the 26th of January, he was able to deposit 100 dollars in the bank which he thanked God for being so well off.

Mr. Doyle believes that God has helped him out because he has worked hard and helped himself. Now that he has established himself in America he asked his wife to come over because he is getting lonely and misses her greatly. He says every time he returns home in the evenings he feels ” a lonesomeness and lowness of spirits which oppress me almost to fainting.” (p. 150)

By this time he has slowly been assimilated from a proud Irishman into being a true American. He says that its a fine country and much better than Ireland for a poor man and there is the potential to make lots of money. He talks about how at first people dislike it but after a while, they don t want to leave. In effect he is talking about himself and how he was and what he has become.

Mr. Doyle also says that he has made more money in the short amount of time that he has been in America than most of his people who have been here two or three years because they indulge in too much drinking. This he is very proud of that he is so successful and able to save up his money, and disappointed that others don t take a similar course to his.

Mr. Doyle says that if immigrants knew beforehand that they would suffer for six months after leaving home, that many would never come in the first place. This is more of his bragging about how successful he is and how he feels now that many other people can t handle the competition. He particularly likes America because of the freedom of speech, he talks about the ability ” to slander and damn government, abuse public men in their office to their faces, wear your hat in court and smoke a cigar while speaking to the judge as familiarly as if he was a common mechanic ”.

He is also impressed by the absence of taxes, he says ” a man is allowed to flourish, without having a penny taken out of his pocket by the government ” He even said that crimes that people go unpunished for here, they would surely be hung in Ireland. All this he says and without realizing it, he has become exactly like his father and friends talking about how much better.

 

Example #3

There are events in life, which can change yourself or your way of thinking. As for me, I think the major change in my life occurred when I moved from France to America. This change has entirely affected my personality. Why? I arrived in the United States during the summer of 2002. It was really hard for me since my parents had only told me about the move in April of that year.

Therefore, I did not have the time to prepare myself psychologically. My parents had talked about coming here for a very long time, even before I was born. Everything started in 1973. Indeed, my parents came from Iran to Europe in order to finish their studies and then to return back home.

They started working and over the course of time, my sister and I were born. However, my parents always kept thinking about the “U.S. project.” In 1997, we got Permanent Resident Cards, thanks to my grandmother who has been in America for over twenty years. Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, my parents had planned on coming to America, but they always just talked about it.

I never thought they were committed to making the move. Then, in January 2000, my sister came to America to complete her studies and to settle here. She had always dreamed of living in the United States. That is the reason why she decided to move to this country. Then, in April 2002, my parents made one of the hardest and the most delicate decisions of their lives: they finally made the decision to move to America. It was not easy to make that decision because it would require my parents to leave the comfort of their jobs, their houses, their cars, and their friends in France.

Once the decision made, and four months later, my parents and I finally moved to the United States. As far as I am concerned, moving to the United States has taught me a lot. Indeed, even though I had already come to this country several times before for vacation, there are a lot of aspects that I had not thought about. For instance, its people, their mentalities, the culture, the system especially in education. When I first arrived, I had a hard time transitioning from the French to the American system.

 

Example #4

Transitions are never an easy thing to conquer. It is often hard and stressful to cope with changes to one’s surroundings, but in the cases in which one manages to conquer this obstacle, the elevation of knowledge and experience are great results gained from this achievement. I originally came from Africa and recently moved to the United States to join my mother and my stepfather.

This great change in the things I had become accustomed to in my daily life was not easy, furthermore taking into account the fact that I had never experienced a transition so little as shifting from one residence to another. My journey all began as I took my first steps on American soil.

In the days leading up to my school enrollment in high school, I wondered what this new school system would be like and if I could manage to cope and blend in with the rest of the crowd without losing my unique characteristics. Other than that, I was filled with great exuberance beginning to build the foundation of my destined career as a pharmacist at the same time increasing my skills as a woods craftsman.

The day I had been contemplating finally arrived. I was required to complete a placement test in order to determine what level I was on on the grounds of academics. This, as I had wished, is what led to me being accepted into an AP chemistry course. In less than a week of starting the chemistry course I was top of the class and in my natural character of helping others helped my classmates at any time that they asked for help or clarification on a certain topic.

This attitude to help others in itself is what helped me forge friendships with not only the students but the teachers as well. Similarly, in times when I would be having struggles to understand something being taught, I would find it in my own power to go get clarification from any teacher dealing in that particular field of study. Thereafter, I would help others struggling with the same predicament so as to broaden my understanding at the same time share knowledge upon the same topic.

 

Example #5

While in India, my behavior as a child was very inappropriate. I used to never do my work or listen to my parents. At the age of nine, my life was about to change forever. My family decided to move to the United States. Moving from India to America has made me a better person.

The environment I was situated in played an important part in making that happen. Another factor that led to the change in me was realizing the difficulties my parents were going through. We notice changes occurring every day around us. The only change we do not realize is that happening to ourselves. Many forces work against us to make that change.

One of those forces is the environment we are placed in. Moving to Long Island helped me carry on my life better. My friends had many positive influences on me. They never smoked or drank. As time went on, I started to acquire their good qualities. My friends also had an affect on my school grades. They would always push me to do better then what I could do.

Then suddenly, the grades started improving, which surprised me. It was then I realized what amazing friends I have made. Through them, I have learned to be polite, and gentle to people around me. My responses to other people would come out always positive. Although this transformation took a few years, it was worth seeing the person I have become.

The hardships my parents had to face in America for the first 2-3 years were hard for me to see. For their first job, they had to carry boxes and worked for 12-16 hours every day. The difficulties my parents went through made my sister and me realize what great parents we have. They moved to a country completely strange to them so that we could get a better education. This made me develop great respect and love for my parents. It changed my attitudes drastically, from mostly negative to positive thoughts. I felt like making my parents proud.

 

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