Presentation: Barack Obama “Dreams from My Father”
While In law school he worked as a co-worker at the law firms of Sidled & Austin where he met his wife, Michelle, whom he married in 1992. Barack and Michelle Obama have two daughters: Mali Ann and Nathan, known as Shah. On November 4 2008, Obama won the presidency of the United States. The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President took place on January 20, 2009. On October 8 of last year, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Characters: Paternal Family The Obama are members of the Lou, Jenny’s third-largest ethnic group.
Hussein Mango Obama Barack Beam’s paternal grandfather Habit Oakum Obama Barack Beam’s paternal grandmother and the second wife of Hussein Mango Obama Barack Hussein Obama Senior He is the father of Barack Obama. Visited his son only for one single time. In his memoir, Barack calls him the Old Man. Aziza Jane Her sister, Jane, is the ‘Auntie Jane’ mentioned at the very start of Dreams from My Father when she telephoned President Obama to inform him that his father had been killed In a car accident.Born Ruth Andesine, in US, Barack Obama Sir. ‘s third wife Maternal Family Ann Dunham Mother of Barack Obama. His mother is open minded, idealistic, naive in one sense, roll-wise in another.
Stanley Dunham is the grandfather of Barack Obama. Stanley and his wife Madeline raised Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii. His grandparents love him unconditionally. He learns his grandfather’s strengths and weaknesses, but never really comes to see him as the father figure he’s seeking. Madeline Lee Payne Dunham Barack Beam’s maternal grandmother.Loll Sector Stepfather of Barack Obama, born in Indonesia, Obama speaks fondly of his step- father, and learns several life lessons from him, but unfortunately his mother’s relationship with his step-father doesn’t last. Plot: 1.
Origins 2. Chicago 3. Kenya Epilogue Barack Obama, the current narrates a heart-rending story about his personal implications; tribulations in the American society, and his father’s roots. Ad 1. The story opens up in New York, where he hears that his father-?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man-?has died in a car accident.Two years later after Baby Obama was born, his father won a scholarship to continue with studies at Harvard University. And so, Obama Senior left Hawaii, went to Harvard, separated from his small family and, was divorced by Ann.
He completed his studies and turned to Kenya to take up a senior Job at the department of national planning. Baby Obama never saw him until much later. As a young boy, his mother marries a man from Indonesia and they go to live there. His mother sends him back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents so he can attend a prestigious Hawaiian school, as one of only three black students there.Obama has one encounter with his father when he’s ten in Hawaii. Obama is a little adored, a little overwhelmed by his father’s visit. Than answers.
Ad 2. Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father’s cagey, the book then moves on to moves to Chicago where he works as a community organizer. It’s challenging work that is rarely rewarding, but Obama gives it his all. Then a relative from Kenya, his aunt Jane, calls to tell him his father has died, but Beam’s not quite sure how to feel about that or how to react.Several weeks later, his Kenya half-sister, Mama, makes contact with him. Mama gives him a sneak peek into his father’s life in Kenya. Obama is fascinated by the life Mama leads and wants to learn more about their father.
Before he leaves community organizing to go to Harvard Law School, he makes arrangements to visit Mama in Kenya and TO TRACE THE ROOTS OF HIS FATHER. Ad 3. In Kenya, Obama discovers a family he didn’t even know. His father had at least four wives, and Obama has a slew of brothers and sisters who are living in their father’s shadow.Obama and Mama visit with one their grandfather’s wives, “Granny. ” She tells Beam’s father story to him. The story: Because Mango wanted his son to be provided as best as possible as for opening up a good future, his father received a scholarship in economics through a special program which offered Western educational opportunities to outstanding Kenya dents.
Following Obama Sir. Enrolled at the University of Hawaii where Obama Sir. Married Ann Dunham, though she would not find out that her new husband was already married to a pregnant wife until much later.Ann quit her studies to care for the baby, while Obama Sir. Completed his degree, leaving shortly thereafter to study at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, Obama Sir. Met an American-born teacher named Ruth who he married after divorcing from Barracks mother.
After a while Obama Sir. Published a paper entitled “Problems Facing Our Socialism” harshly criticizing the concept for national planning. This conflict with President Kenya destroyed his career. Following he was fired from his Job, was blacklisted in Kenya, and began to drink.He had a serious car accident, spent almost a year in the hospital, and by the time he visited his son in Hawaii, when Barack was ten years old. Obama Sir. ‘s life fell into drinking and poverty, from which he never recovered.
Obama Sir. Later lost both legs in another automobile collision, and subsequently lost his Job. He died at the age of 46, in a third car crash in Nairobi. From then on, Obama realized that the man he thought to be a failure was in fact a hero in his village. His father was the first person to have gone to the US University from his village.Then, Obama forgave his father and decided to change his life basing on his father’s dreams. Themes: Racism Throughout the whole book the main character is faced with Racism.
From early childhood he had to struggle with students that teased him when he was playing with one of the three black kids. Even in Kenya, when he and some of his family members are at a restaurant, the waitress who is black, ignores their orders and doesn’t serve them after she has seen European tourists who are white. Search for immunity As a young adult, Obama set off in search of community and purpose, with the great were long gone when Obama gets an organizing Job in a poor neighborhood on Chicago South Side plagued by crumbling public housing, disappearing manufacturing Jobs, and rising crime. The group’s founder is a Jewish man who is not fully trusted by the community. At the same time Obama makes personal connections. He becomes close with the three middle-aged African-American women who are core to the organization, and develops a friendship with an eccentric, pot- smoking Catholic organizer.He looks out for Kyle, the teenage son of a volunteer who is in danger of getting into trouble.
One of the most moving bits in the book where Obama tells the group he is headed off to Harvard Law School, and promises his friends in the neighborhood that he’ll be back. ; Search for family and identity Feeling out of place in high school, Obama gravitates toward the black kids and works to embrace an African-American culture that matches others’ expectations of his appearance, but is different from his upbringing and background. A trip to Kenya before law school is an opportunity for discovery.