Multicultural Literature

Multicultural Literature

They say that east or west home is best am sure everyone can attest to this statement. However circumstances force us to move from our own native land so as to seek some sort of “better life” in a new and strange land. This can pose as a great challenge to the person when it comes to settling in the new strange land. There are however various situations that have been seen where a person easily fits into the new country with so much ease. This is attributed to the fact that the person possesses some various personal strengths that will enable the person to easily fit and therefore do well both socially and economically. This paper will therefore look at three characters who have successfully settled in a new land due to various strengths that each one of them possesses.

There are various reasons that led me to choose these three characters however their strengths are the main reasons that I made the specific choices. All this three characters have their own strengths that will enable them to survive and do well in the new land. The first character is good at Overcoming a challenges. Being in a new land that he is not familiar with is very challenging. Some of the challenging things can be such as the fact that he is in a land that the people speak different a language from him. This means that it can be very challenging for him to make any meaningful conversation with the people in case he needs something. Another challenging thing is the fact that he is in a land where there are people who are not of the same race as him. This means that there are chances that he might face racial discrimination during his stay in the new land. Another challenge in the new land is accommodation, this is very rare to find and it is a great challenge to secure a descent accommodation where one can stay comfortably. Employment is another challenge that he will face since it is very difficult for him to secure any form of employment. Coupled with the fact that he is a foreigner then it becomes more and more challenging. If he does not find himself any employment it means that it will be more challenging in the new land since he will lack means of survival and therefore become very difficult to sustain his basic needs in the new land (Demand Media, Inc, 2013).

However this character has the strength of overcoming challenges and therefore he will easily overcome the challenges that come his way in the new land. He is very good at adopting new things this means that he is talented at adaptability. This means that he is easy going and can easily go with the flow. He takes things as they come and therefore it will be very easy for him to adapt in the new land and it will be very easy for him to learn the language that is spoken by the people in the new land. Therefore he will easily embrace the language spoken there with great interest and it will be therefore very easy for him to learn the language. Therefore in a short period of time he was able to learn the main language of the people spoken by the people in the new land. With this it means that he easily overcomes the challenge of language and hence communication with the people is no longer a challenge. When it comes to overcoming racial discrimination he is consistent which means that he treats everyone with consistency which means that he will avoid any conflict that might be race related .this means that he will not give anyone room or chance to racially discriminate him. This means that throughout his stay in the land he will avoid rubbing people in the wrong way especially when it come to issues that pertain to race. Therefore he will have successfully overcome the challenge of racial discrimination and will be able to live with the people in the new land at peace with no conflicts. When it comes to the issue of accommodation his adaptability nature comes into play this means that he will be able to live right about anywhere that comes. He will adapt with ease in the place where he first finds accommodation without regarding the conditions that are presented in the area. This means that he will grab the any opportunity that comes his way when it comes to accommodation. Employment opportunities are scarce and therefore his strong communication theme will ensure that he expresses himself well in interviews that will give him a better chance on the opportunity. Being an achiever he has a great deal of stamina meaning that he will work very hard with everything in his power to ensure that he gets a chance of employment at any chance that has been presented to him. Being very competitive in nature it means that he will do everything possible to ensure that he gets employed with the limited employment opportunities that are there and yet people fighting to get the spot are many. Being a self-assurer it means that he is talented at feeling confident in any situation meaning that at instances where it seems challenging to get a job he will remain positive all the time. The confidence itself can be enough for him to successfully secure employment in the new land. His personal themes that he holds at heart are the ones that enable him to successfully overcome the various challenges that are presented to him. (Demand Media, Inc 2013).

The second character is very good at making new friends. Friends are very important in someone’s life this is because they help each other in times of need as well as sharing both good and bad times. Friends are therefore very important especially when someone is new in an area. Friends are the ones who will guide you when you are there in the new land. they will tell you what is expected of you when you are in that area; what you are supposed to do and what you are not supposed to do in terms of the expectations of the people in the area. This means that with someone to call a friend one will not go wrong in any way and will do everything that is expected of them and does it well. Therefore this second character is very good at making new friends first because he is talented in communication he easily finds a way of putting what he thinks into words and therefore this is very easy when it comes to making friends. He is god at striking conversations meaning that when he talks to someone for the first time the person will definitely like them and ensures that they remain friends since he is very interesting. His talent in the woo theme means that he loves the challenge of meeting new people and eventually winning them over (The Gallup Organization,2000).He therefore gets the satisfaction from breaking the ice and establishing connections with people meaning that he can make friends easily. His consistent nature plays a part when it comes to making friends since he is keen on treating people the same therefore if one becomes his friend will not be treated in a way that is not fair. The fact that he is also a relator also makes him make friends and keep them. This is because he enjoys close relationship with others, he is also satisfied when he works with friends so as to achieve a goal and no one can possibly fail to want to be friends with such a person. Therefore with many friends it will be very easy for the second character to fit in the new land with great ease (, 2013).

The third character is very good at starting businesses. When one is new in a land it can be very difficult for them to get any form of descent employment. This means that their life will be difficult if they cannot get any means of livelihood. Therefore if someone has capital they can take the option of starting their own business. However not everyone is good at setting up a business and it turning out to be successful. Therefore the third character is advantageous because he is good at starting businesses this is because of various talents that he possesses first his talent in strategic theme ensures that he can create alternative ways in case he is faced with a challenge in his business. His deliberative talent is also useful since he will be keen when it comes to making decisions or any choices that pertain to the business. His command theme is also important as it will guide him when it comes to taking control of situations and make the correct decisions on matters that pertain to his business. Anyone going into business should be analytical so that they can think about issues that might affect their business a quality that this character possesses (The Gallup Organization, 2000). His ability to work with others is also an important factor since in staring the business he will need people here and there in his operations especially due to the fact that he is in a new land he will need guidance on how businesses are operated in the land. Therefore with all this themes this third character will be able to start a business that will grow and do well. He will live comfortably and adopt well in the new land.

Therefore it can be concluded that even it is difficult and challenging to adopt into new lands anyone can fit in the new lands the only thing to be considered are the person’s strengths since this are what will make them adopt easily.


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