Public figures, power, and freedom are all factors that contribute to the attitude of our society. These are the people and things that influence the choices we make, and although they could be good they can also be very bad. The way we act is because of our society. If a person grew up in a war torn country their way of life and identity would be much different of those who grew up with no war.
Refugee is about three children and their families who need to escape their country. This novel explains what they go through with great detail and makes us realize what people are going through even today. The novel has three different timelines, 1930's Nazi Germany, 1994 Cuba, and 2015 Syria. All of the kids, our age or younger, have to overcome their fears and beliefs to remain with their family.
According to the article, "Norway is considered to be one of the most developed democracies and constitutional states in the world." Norway's head of state is King Herald V and although he has no political power, he is, "A beloved down to earth representative of the Norwegian people." Some of the values there include openness, equality, and equal rights. Men and women are equal in educations and earnings. This leads to the fatherly role in parenthood to be greater. This makes it easier to start a family while in a career. All types of people are equal and titles don't mean much, this is an example of a positive society.
This article shows how a society taking in refugees acts and what they might be thinking. It also shows how a countriy (Syria) could go from a home for may people to a battle field.
"Four years after the 1929 stock market crash was the bleakest point of the great depression and about a quarter of the U.S. workforce was unemployed." The stress of having no financial leeway bruised relationships. Men who were embarrassed and frustrated would leave their wives and teens who felt the were a burden would leave their families. Rates of suicide, homicide and crime rose immensely. The way of life changed and so did the society, in this scenario, the outcome was negative.
Syria is home to many religions, customs, and different sects of Islam. Families will try to leave but get attacked by a neighboring town/sect. The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, has been said to have given the minority sect, Alawites, guns and watched neighbors fight each other. Living in this country effects the citizens identity and choices in a very negative way. Because they don't know when the next bomb will be or if their family will come home alive, they don't act out against the government.