BC: The End
FC: Retold by Amanda Knowles | Anna's Story
1: Anna and her family left their small village in Greece and moved to America
2: Anna sometimes feels that she is on her own because her parents never had to deal with immigration as teenagers, so they don't know how to help her.
4: There is no adolescence is Greece. You go from being a young teenager to an adult at around the age of 16.
6: . | Thiros is a small island. Most people farm or fish for a living.
8: People believed in Greek mythology long before religion started in Greece.
9: Greece has been enemies with the Turks for centuries.
10: If you didn't work, you probably didn't live a prosperous life. | Work was the center of life for people in Greece.
11: Moving from Greece to America was a difficult task. They had to learn not only a new language, but a new culture as well.
12: Anna's family is now falling into place. Her brother got married, her father is a chef, and her mother is a dressmaker.
13: Anna herself hopes to study psychology one day.
14: Anna believes that back in Thiros, you only have a dream.
15: But in America, you have the life.
16: Anna came to America in the 1990's, and at that time, Greece was experiencing a positive economic growth. However, Anna's family had heard of the great opportunities in America, so they still thought it would be better to emigrate to the U.S.A.
17: My life is similar to Anna's because we are both teenagers, and going through high school.
18: My life is a lot different than Anna's. I've never had to even move out of my house as a teenager. I can't imagine leaving my country. Plus, I am allowed to enjoy being a teenager. I don't have to become an adult anytime soon.
20: I think that a butterfly is the symbol that represents Anna, because she has had to grow up all at once. This is much like how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly in such a short period of time.
21: The most interesting aspect of Anna's life is that she has been able to just get up and leave the life she knows so quickly. I find it amazing that she was able to do that, because I know I never could.