A Long Way Home Themes

Saroo Brierley
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Poverty can cause hunger in the body, the heart, or both.

A Long Way Home, a memoir by Saroo Brierly, suggests that poverty has many forms and the hunger caused by poverty can exist in the body, the heart, or both.

Most people see having little money to buy material possessions, such as the latest cell phone, as poverty However, real poverty is knowing physical hunger. People can live without possessions and shelter, but there are basic necessities that the body must have to live. For example, Saroo does without shelter when he spends the night on the street in Calcutta. However, he must have food and water.

As a part of his biological, Indian family, Saroo was always physically hungry. As an adult, he remembers the feeling of hunger more than anything else in childhood. Each day was spent on finding something to eat. He and his siblings...

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