Two Papers For Midterm

1537 words 7 pages
Xiaoqiang Ma
Professor Meir Lubetski
English CMP 2800
Jun 21st 2015
Essay question A. Sinuhe tells about the life of an immigrant in a foreign country. Discuss a few
of the hardships of Sinuhe as an immigrant. Does it resemble the experiences of a modern
American Dream In Old And Modern Times
The problems of immigrants have been existing for centuries. Looking back, the oldest
story that readers could find about immigrants is the tale of Sinuhe. It speaks strongly to our
world today, where is full of exile, cultural conflict and displacement. As we discussed earlier
this semester, when fleeing to Syria, Sinuhe, as an educated and successful immigrant, has been
through many hardships and because of these
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One of the reasons causing the happening of immigration is to pursue better
economic and political status in host country. However, bacause all sorts of barriers in front of
immigrants and glass ceilings above them, they could barely enjoy the benefits from their host
country and be treated equally. Therefore, although the government tries to use their political
power to reduce the hardship, there are limited possibilities that immigrants would fulfill their
Until these days, thousands of immigrants come to this country with indefinite passion and
dreams. However, problems about immigration have not been completely solved. The tragedy of
Sinuhe does not only stay in the history. Because history would repeat itself. That makes me
wonder: Generation after generation, does the American Dream still exist? Could these problems
be truly solved? I am not aware of the answer, but I hope that people would keep these questions
in mind and keep searching for the answers.

Work Cited
“The tale of Sinuhe”.
The Norton Anthology World Literature. Volume A.
Ed. Martin Puchner.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012. 60­76. Print.

Essay Question B. There are many aspects of the ancient and modern pyramids. What can we
learn from them?
Past, Present and the Future of the Pyramids
The pyramids, as the symbols of the most powerest and richest civilization in the


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