Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lucy's impressions on first arriving in the United States

 Lucy's impressions on first arriving in the United States was definitely disapoitnmen. America supposed to be her new better place to live a better life. She arrived on Gray-black cold night and even though the lights were everywhere, She could barley see. She had a dream, in that dream everything looked different than in reality. In her dream everything was perfect, and for her those places were points of happiness, but in real life everything was ordinary, dirty and worn down. After this she sad "It was not my first bout with the disappointment of reality and it would not be my last."
                             There were also some things that she was seeing or doing for the first time in her life, for example first ride in the elevator or  another example may be the refrigerator, which she did not have in her house. On the first day in the morning she put on the dress which she would wear if she was at home. It was a sunny day, but after she went out she realized that she is not longer in the tropical zone. Again this thing was something new and wrong for her, because nobody told her anything about this country.
                            I read a couple of stories about imigration that relates to this novel and each character was thinking about this country as the greastest  place in the world. In reality there is no such a thing as greatest place in the world. Every place have it's advantages and disadvantages. I think that Lucy is unhappy person, that is disappointed about her new life and in my opinion if she could, she would choose to go back to her country.


  1. Hi Patryk -

    Welcome aboard! This is a nice start. Do you think what Lucy expected and her disappointments are specifically related to ideas about the United States?

  2. Hi patryk

    You did a good job explaining the reason why lucy didn't like the United States... We use the same examples if you check mine.