Palestine and Israel
Palestinian and Israeli are fighting over the land and they have been fighting for a long time. This country is divided to two parts Israel and Palestine, but most likely to Israel. Edward Said used photographs to give an image of the life and culture there. He wanted to free his country. Edward Said was defending his own people by his essays. First of all, Edward Said used photographs to give an image of how Palestinians are living in Jerusalem, Jordan, Ramallah, Lebanon and Gaza. The pictures give an idea and reality to his readers about the problems that most Palestinians are facing in everyday life. Many people don’t understand how the life in other countries and how it’s too different from western culture. When there is a picture it makes the readers more into the subject because for a people it can relate to them in anyhow. Some of the photographs relate to me and reminded me of my life when I was a refugee in Jordan. Edward Said was making sure we know and understand what is going on. For example the pictures to us are just people in the photographs, but to Said it is much more than that. In page 541 the wedding picture and people around the Mercedes, people in Palestine think the Mercedes value a lot but to us it just a car. I used to think Mercedes is something special too but when I came here and thought anyone can have it, but people there are poor and they know the value. These children in the pictures they are smiling but who knows if they were really happy or they had to smile for the picture, that picture had me thinking. Also, Edward Said had his own books published in the United States but mostly in the Middle East to support the Palestinian. I think that Edward Said died happy because he knew that he did something amazing for his country and people. Edward Said was great man from what I read about him in his essay, and how he fought for his country, not by using any gun or any violation act, but he used his...
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