There is so many words I have to look up in the dictionary but one I could find it was.... Woes??
I picked the quote "thousands of rupees every month flow into the pockets of families who sed their sonns,and little chaps are cared for like princes. I choose this quote because I think that the parents think that they are sending there kids to schoool but are actually sending there kids to child labour. If u wre a prent and you found out that your kid wasnt getting a good life as promised hhow would you feel?
I love this quote and I'm using it in my part one response and I think it's sick how someone can walk in and trick an entire family into selling their kids
I can't wait to hear the other quotes of the people who didn't share today. My question is why did gaman leave rashid by him self and take the uncle and Shari with them ?
I wonder where the uncle and Shari went to or if they are in good care ?
I chose this question because it really made me think why him and not Shari or the uncle. I hope you guys think the same way about my question.
Well I will be honest with all of you when we were all told that we were learning and reading about child labour I was upset. I was upset because I thought this was going to be depressing and boring. Then we started to learn about these kids and how there parents are tricked to send them to work. Or how boys and girls would have to work to pay of the debt of a loved one that has passed away. But the number one thing that got to me was how this is still happening now. When I first started to read Lost Riders I was not that excited. But then it started to pull me in with all that sadness. One of the bigger things that got to me was how Rashids Uncle Bilaid a family member knew how things are not what they seem but he did not try to stop it. Which sent Rashid and his brother Shari to a horrible place. My number one favorite quote was on page 42 and it is 'Mujib was Bangladeshi. Never laugh. Always cry, cry, want ma, want to go home. Never watch out for trouble. He fall down from camel. Camel kick him head. Now he dead. You be careful,huh?'
And this scared me because that made me think does this sort of thing happen all the time.
oh and I forgot my question it is.......... How well is Rashid going to do when the camel races start?
I think he will try to escape before that
I can relate with what you said about how it wasn't that interesting now I find this unit really interesting and so far the book is great and full of action
In the story, Shari, a little young boy is forced to call a stranger his ma. When Shari refuses and screams loudly for his ma, Gaman Khan who has lured Shari and his brother, Rashid to follwon him to a foreign country with lies, physically abuses Shari. "Not daring to make a sound, he gulped back his tears and held on to Shari, who had crept across to the corner where he was huddled and had buried his head in Rashid's lap." I feel that what Gaman Khan did to Shari was very cruel and unacceptable. Shari is just a little boy who should be cuddling with his ma. He shouldn't be oppressed to call someone he has never met before something only one person can called it by Shari. It was heartbreaking that neither Shari or Rashid could do anything about what Gaman Khan did to Shari. If I were in Shari's postion, I would do the same thing that Shari did. I think it is natural for a little child who has no awareness of the violent world to go hold on to someone that he or she trusts when something unpleasant has happened.
I feel very lucky that I was never in these kind of situations and probably never will. I wonder if things would have been different if Rashid's family wasn't so poor. Would Rashid and Shari's ma have sent her children to a foreign country?
I think that when rashid starts the camel racing he will have no ide what to do. Good questioon tia boo another question I had was how do you think rashid will feel when he starts the camel racing? I think that he will be sad because he knows he was promised a good life. what do you think?
i definitely think that too I mean it is so sad to think and wonder what will happen next. I wish that we could change all of this end child labour with just a clap of the hand. Life would be a lot happier if no one was poor
I agree everyone would have a good life if they have at least food and water. I mean that doesnt really mean very much to you because all you have to do is walk over to the pantry or fridge and boom you have food in your mouth .... To those kids that its like a miracle. Isn't that sad? Imagine having to work your hardest all day and you come home only getting beat for everything then left to die of starvation .
We all have connections to this book but when you really think about it are's aren't like their situations eg. When the boy is scared to fall off the camel .. Your connections I'm scared to fall off a motorcycle.. If we fall off everyone feels bad for you and you get special treatment if the camel jockeys fall off they get beaten and hurt even more or they are killed by electric shock
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