America Is in the Heart

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AMERICA IS IN
THE HEART

By Carlos Bulosan

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America is in the Heart begins with Bulosan’s childhood and traces a difficult immigrant experience defined by poverty, rootlessness and illness and culminates in a remaking of his self through writing. Also its about of what it is like to be treated as a criminal in a strange and alien society one to which the immigrant has been drawn precisely because of the attraction of its ideals. Some says, America is in the heart is a social classic from which the life experience of thousands of Filipino immigrants who were attracted to this country by its legendary promises of a better life, people beliefs specially those people who are peasants or people who live at the average status of life that when they go in abroad, they will get what they need, they will also support their family when it comes in financially needs. That’s why people then and until now influences those beliefs. “ I know deep down in my heart,” he wrote , “ that I am an exile in America . . . I feel like a criminal running away from a crime I did not commit. And this crime is that I am a Filipino in America. “

Overview of the Novel

America Is in the Heart the autobiography of the Filipino poet and sometimes subtitled A Personal History describes his youth in the Philippines, his life in America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West. On how to deal and communicate with those people around him. Most importantly, Bulosan describes how American imperialism in the Philippines made the migrant experiences of Filipino's different from that of European immigrants because…...

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