Amy Tan And Rain Short Story

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Who are immigrants? An immigrant is a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. Amy Tan and Rain are both immigrants, each of their stories were told by different authors. Amy Tan’s story was told by Amy Tan find in Inside out and Outside in book by Victoria Holder et, Al. And Rain’ story was told by Lauren Hilgers in The New Yorker. They came from the same country China, at a different time and different age. Amy Tan came to the United States at the age of nine, for better opportunities. Rain left his family and came to the United States in 2009 at the age of nineteen because of religious persecution. They both came to the United States for improved living conditions. Starting over in a new country, created new beginnings. Firstly, Amy came to the United States with her mother looking for a better life. According to Victoria Holder et. Al, “She had come here in 1949 after losing everything in China”(46). They were looking forward in starting over. Rain came to the U.S from China due to religious persecution which means the mistreatment of an individual or group of people based…show more content…
But it seems everything did not turn out very well for Amy than Rain. “I didn’t get straight As. I didn’t come class president. I didn’t get into Stanford, I dropped out of college.” said Amy. Based on that you can see that Amy’s life didn’t go as her mom wanted it compared to Rain who was on his own even though he’s just working in a restaurant, but at least he had a dream, which is to open a restaurant on his own. There are really a lot of opportunities in this country and it is our responsibility to take advantage of them. Both stories are examples of two types of people, the one who takes advantage and the ones who don’t. Amy and Rain had the same opportunities, but Amy did not take hers as serious as Rain, and at the end Amy regretted
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