I have a question: form 1890’s to 1920’s there was a great influx of Italian immigrants going to the US. Did they ever go back to their family that they left behind in Italy? Nowadays, you can travel much faster by plane, but in those days only by boat.
Didn’t their elderly parents say to them that they abandoned them? Don’t you have the moral responsibility to care for your elderly parents?
Obviously, this does not only count for Italian immigrants, but for all people that left their home and went to study or work far abroad.
Even earlier people left regions or places with little opportunities to other far places by horse or camel. So they couldn’t see their parents for years, maybe never even.
Wouldn’t their parents be mad if their son went off to some far country without coming back for years or even decades? Wouldn’t their parents feel ditched and not loved by their child? If they would love their parents they wouldn’t go that far for so long?
What do you think? Thanks in advance!