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
I don't think anyone would have any connections as horrible as slavery because we haven't experienced it
Imagine seeing your friend fall off a camel that is going really fast and you want to help them but you realize that if you help them you will get beaten. That's a horrible thought that you can't help them when they are in pain or dieing.
I would feel so guilty for the kid and scared that he would be killed
It would be painful memory that would last in my mind forever.
It would be a**
After Rashid and Bilal visits Shari's uzba, they are astonished by how Shari was so changed since he began working. Salmanazars informs Rashid about how Shari's masoul treats camel jockeys very badly and Rashid feels very guilty. The quote is "He felt his face go red with anger. He wanted to hit Salman. He wanted to hit out everyone, to punch and kick the whole world. This quote really touched me because this quote tells me how much Rashid loves
His brother and how he feels very responsible for Shari being in such bad condition. Many of us have siblings that we find very nuisance and want to get rid of sometimes. However, Rashid in this part of the book wishes to see and be with his brother. I find it quite depressing that in some parts of the world children can't even be with their own brothers and sisters.
I think rashid was happy to see shari in the other uzba but he was really sad that shari forgot who his sister。that really shocked me because i cant immagine forgeting about my little brother。we fight ALOT but when we really put our herats to it we all love our siblings。
I agree! Minnie Mouse it is hard to find connections because none of us have been through child labour. Kids work at Tim hortons they are not forced to work they want to work. In part 2 rashid had his first camel race, rashid ended up getting 4th but after his race rashids brother Shari saw rashid and ran up to him I wonder how rashid felt? I know I would be so happy to see my brother how would you feel?
I think Rashid was happy seeing his brother, but not really at the same time. The book mentions how Rashid was haunted by the image of Shari in a horrible condition. I think this made Rashid feel guilty and frightened to meet his brother.
"What's home? Said Puppo, bewildered. Most of the adults laughed, but the sheikh was frowning as he was driven away."
I chose this quote because I found it was really sad reading this because everybody deserves a home and to not know what home is shows how long he's been taken to be a camel jockey. When the sheikh heard it he felt bad that Puppo was taken away from his home so long that he doesn't know what home was. I don't see how someone could forget what home or who their mom and dad is it would be very hard to forget. I think that Puppo has no memories of his past life because of the terror of being a camel jockey and he probaly has more things on his mind like how to ride a camel and how to follow the rules so he doesn't get beaten. Do you think if you ever got taken to be a slave you would ever forget what home was like or your family ? I sure would try to hold on to the memory so I could have hope to go back and live peacefully.
I think another reason why Puppo didn't remember his parents is because he became a camel jockey isolated from his parents so early in his age. I agree with you that you need hope in order to do anything. Before Puppo's parents came to bring Puppo back home, Puppo had no desire to go back to his home
And like you said Puppo didn't even know what home is.
Could you imagine the thought of not having a home! It is absolutely sickening that Puppo doesn't even know 'home' or 'family' is! We think that everyone has a family or someone to love and care for them but really so many people around the world are being trafficked into different countries and sold. The worst part is there is pretty much nothing that they can do about! The kids are clueless, and most of the time that parents are to. Could you imagine being tricked into a new "better" life when really your life is going to be 10x worse. In the book someone said that they were helping them by being taken away from their families. When really most of the kids taken to the camel farms either die or are severely injured! If you were a masoul like Haji Faroukh, or would you be like shari's masoul? I don't think that I could ever be a msaoul abecause I know that I could NEVER EVER treat the kids like garbage and starve them. Also I could never beat them with a electric rod, or rubber hose! Do you think you could?
My quote was " Rashid was growing. He noticed when his sandals became to tight, and one day day he threw them aside unable to force them on his feet" I choose this quote because it is a big step in Rashid's life he is becoming a big kid I know that when I grow I throw away the shoes that can't fit me and go out and by new ones but for Rashid that's not possible he can't drive to a nice shoe store and just buy nice shoes. This makes me feel lucky to appreciate everything I have.
I agree if we need shoes all we do is ask and then your mom buys you some new nikes or adidas。 they probably get
handme downs from probably there grandma that are 100 years old
Or they go bare foot
walking in the desert would be painful because of the heat and it would be very hot
The sad thing is that Rashid walked in the desert on his bare feet so many times that walking in the desert doesn't hurt him much now.
yes, we all have shoes that don't fit do we
? if we do we should all donate them to kids that don't have any if you do you should donate them because they are making stuff for us, we should pay them back.
i just looked up how fast a camel can run its, 65 km/h thats crazy! imagine falling off. thats like jumping out of a car on the high way and getting run over by other ones.
I wonder why rashid has not gave his shoes that don't fit to shari if rashid grew out of his shoes shari must have grown out of his shoes as well so why doesn't rashid give shari his shoes?
Probably because Rashid didn't have the chance to. Who knows.
I have a text to text connection with the situation that Rashid is in compared to the situation that people like Syed Ali are in. In the book "Sounder", written by William H. Armstrong, it says "Sounder might come home again. But you must learn to lose, child. The Lord teaches the old to lose. The young don't know how to learn it. Some people is born to keep. Some is born to lose. We was born to lose, I reckon….". Rashid lost his father when he was young, and now he's lost his name, his freedom, his home, his brother, and his mother, while Syed Ali is wealthy and does not have to worry just about anything. The main character in the book "Sounder" also loses many things, such as his father and his dog.
i dont know about you guys but that seems like a really bad punishment. you work all day in the factory or be chained up getting raped all day then you have to go to the track where you have to ride camels that are going so fast you don't know if its life or death at that moment. if you fall off you either get killed by impact or beaten by your master. Thats pretty sad that theres people like that on the same planet as you.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.