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Story egyptian boy and rationale

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Introduction

Habibi. It is only five o'clock when a little boy wakes up in his little house in the slums of Cairo. He feels the warmth on his skin already and when he opens his eyes he sees the sun coming up. The first thing he feels is a hand on his shoulder, his mother, 'Habibi, It's time for work, come out of your bed and saddle the horses.' When he gets up, he feels like falling down. He hasn't eaten for almost a whole week but he has to go and earn money otherwise he won�t be able to have dinner tonight . When he goes to his horses he already sees the pointy pyramids, which are really beautiful in the early morning. He walks to the pyramids with the saddled horses and sees his friend waiting for him. The first tourists have already arrived. Habibi's job is to take tourists for a ride near the pyramids, for money of course. He knows his horses have to do a tough job but they are one team which is as strong as iron. The horses really want to work for him because they feel he cares. Every day they work together their bond grows and grows. Habibi often wants to leave for another country where he rides with his horses as well as go to school and study. ...read more.

Middle

Habibi feels really sad, he walks to his bed, a few blankets on the ground, and lays down. It is my fault Shirana has died, my fault, my fault.. He starts thinking, crying and suddenly he falls asleep. When he wakes up the next morning he knows one thing. He doesn't belong here. He is sure that he brings bad luck, everything goes wrong because of him, his sister died, his mum is sad, and they sometimes have no food for days. If he doesn't go more bad things will happen to his family, he is sure that he doesn't want that. He wants the best for his family, and if the best is without him, he will go. This week he will gather as much money as possible, than he will walk away with his two horses. His family will have one horse left, that one will be for his brother so he can go to the pyramids every morning and earn money for his family. That's it. That's a good plan, he thinks. The next week Habibi has a lot of tourists and earns enough money for his family. Tomorrow I'm sure I will leave but now I need to sleep and get rid of this headache, he thinks.. Suddenly there's a long dark tunnel, with a little, shiny, white light at the end. ...read more.

Conclusion

I wrote this story because I think I should inform people about the horrible conditions for humans and animals around there. These people and animals live a life like Habibi every single day. If Habibi wants to run away, what do these people think of every single day? That was my one of my questions when I started writing this story. Another reason was to try to let people feel like they're Habibi for a little while.. so they know what life's like when you live in Egypt. I did this by adding many of his feelings, for example 'He feels the warmth on his skin already and when he opens his eyes he sees the sun coming up' and 'It is my fault Shirana has died, my fault, my fault.. He starts thinking, crying and suddenly he falls asleep'. I chose the word 'tunnel' because I thought this kind of tunnel (the tunnel of which is thought that people travel through when they die) was quite an original idea. Second I think it's good to write about something that I've seen with my own eyes because than I can express things better. When I was in Egypt I also saw the bond between the children, people and the horses; the conditions are horrible, but they keep working hard together. This was also something I wanted to show to the people who read my story. And third I wrote this because I needed to do it for English, and I really liked doing it. ...read more.

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