Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-Li Jiang, is an autobiography about Jiang’s life during the time of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. She lived in Shanghai, China, with her family. The time period of the Chinese Cultural Revolution was a ten year span from 1966 to 1976. It was a political movement launched by the Chairman of the Communist Party in China, Mao Zedong. His goal was to protect the Communist ideology in China.
Although this position wasn’t for her and she returned to England to be an advisor to Joseph Johnson who was a publisher of radical texts in London. In 1794 she married the handsome Captain Gilbert Imlay whom she had a child with but he left her unexpectedly. Her friend Fanny convinced her to go on an adventure to scandinavia where she found William Godwin her second husband. They had a daughter together on August 30 1975 and named her Mary Godwin after herself. Shortly after she passed from the troubles of
Overcoming Language Barriers and Seeing Perspective The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is a novel based on the real-life story of the Lee’s, a Hmong family who move to Merced, California after escaping from their home country of Laos following World War II. When the Lee’s arrive to Merced, they speak no English and are expected to adapt to Western culture. For them, it was complete culture shock. The novel focuses on Nao Kao and Foua Lee’s youngest daughter Lia, who is diagnosed by modern medicine with epilepsy and by holistic medicine with the spirit catches you and you fall down. Throughout the novel the Lee’s struggle to effectively communicate with many doctors, nurses and social workers due to the language barrier and cultural divide between the Hmong and the Americans.
In 1911 after Margaret’s house was destroyed, because of a fire, Margaret and her family abandoned the suburbs and started a new life in New York City. Margaret Sanger was working as a visiting nurse while her husband worked as an architect and a house painter. In November 18, 1921 Margaret Sanger gave a speech in New York City. Margaret’s speech took place at the Town Hall on a Sunday evening. The name of her speech was “The morality of Birth Control”.
Aren’t words being used to describe a blockbuster war film, instead they describe just some of the experiences underwent by the Jong family. In the book Joy Luck Club, the Jongs are one of the multiple families such as the Woos, Hsus, and the St. Clairs, who’ve migrated from China. The Joy Luck Club chronicles the family’s struggles assimilating into the United States, with their ordeals in China looming over them. The Jong family consists of Lindo the mother, Tin the father, Waverly the daughter, and Vincent and Winston the two sons. Lindo’s experiences in an arranged marriage deeply transformed her thought process, and eventually influenced the way her daughter thinks too.
Fae Myenne Ng was a first generation Chinese-American. Being in a family that immigrated to the United States after it was finally allowed, influenced her writing. Fae’s writing brought light to the Chinese-American culture and the struggles they must face in a country founded upon freedom. Primarily, Fae’s biographical background greatly influenced her writing; she moved to the United States at a very young age. The adjustment for this alternate environment considerably changed her views on life (Michaelson).
A protagonist whom others may view as a pushover is introduced by the name of Ruth. A widowed, Chinese-immigrant whom Ruth loathes to call ‘mother’, raised her in the 20th century in California. While Ruth was born and raised there, her mother, Luling, was born and raised in Beijing, China. The two extremely large cultural differences caused both mother and daughter to clash. In The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan explores how humans who grow up with culturally diverse environments overcome their differences and learn to accept and adapt to each other's needs.
In a Huffington Post article, one of the stars of the TLC show, ‘Breaking Amish’, Kate is interviewed about her past Amish life and her present life living in New York City as a model, designer, and college student. Kate grew up in small farm located in a religious sect of the Amish country in Pennsylvania; though her family had raised her to reject the modern day world, she decided to take a chance and break away from the Amish life and move to New York City. Though Kate is privileged to be doing so well living in the modern day world, she came from an oppressed background. Being born into an Amish family, she failed to be asked to be raised as Amish. Now out in the world, Kate has struggled with huge cultural change that came with leaving the Amish.
When he wandered the city, he attempted to make “friends” with prostitutes, cab drivers, and random people. He stayed at hotels and never communicated with his parents. When he was missing his sister, he snuck into their house to see her, a thing he wouldn’t have to do if he’d told his family in the first place. Holden didn’t give care much for the future, and this shows in the last chapter when he states he might not want to return to school once he is well. Holden’s only desire or career plan was to be a lowly farmer; not exactly a great career choice when your parents prompt you to attend boarding school after boarding school to ensure you have a good career and future.
Both the writer’s work is frequently ruminate onto be supposedly-autobiographical as most of their stories are located in the regions where they live, tackle the immigrant experience- especially of Indians who settle in the US.- and analyses the investigation of Indian-American women both in India and America. This paper is an endeavor to scrutinize the plight of ‘name’ and ‘sense’ of identity andbelongingness of the immigrant charactersin the works of Divakaruni and Lahiri. The certainty that both of them are born of the Indian parents and cross borders