In addition, visiting China helps her better understand and appreciate being Chinese. However, this visit also shows the reader how June May have been influenced by American culture and beliefs. For example, June May could not believe that China of all places has a magnificent hotel with all the necessities of modern day items. She keeps on saying, “This is communist China?”
Because they did not have the same experience of being born and raised with the same traditions and ideals as their mothers’. I felt that they had grown accustomed to the western way of living. Even though their mothers’ tried to instil some Chinese customs into their lives, Throughout the novel you cannot help but to come across the idea that most of the daughters liked to deny their Chinese heritage. I thought that they felt less of a connection to their Chinese heritage on the inside than they did on the outside. "My mother said when I was fifteen and had vigorously denied that I had any Chinese whatsoever below my skin.
America wanted to civilize them from the issues that is occurring. According to Document 4, “America is trying to show how the Filipinos that America can make their “dreams” come true erasing their problems with freedom, education, and justice.” The Filipinos wanted the independence, making US leader seizing the opportunity to control the Philippines by showing pull factors. United States didn’t really care about the issues going on in the Philippines. Controlling Philippines allows the United States a mid pacific port for trade purists.
"The question here is whether a Chinese citizen of the United Stаtes is denied equal protection of the lаws when he is clаssed аmong the colored rаces and furnished fаcilities for education equаl to thаt offered to аll, whether whitе, brown, yеllow, or black. Wеre this a nеw quеstion, it would call for very full argumеnt and considеration, but we think that it is the sаme quеstion which has bеen many timеs decidеd to be within the constitutional powеr of the stаte Legislature to sеttle, without intervеntion of the fedеral courts undеr the fedеral Constitution." The Court аligned this case under the lаnguage of Plessy v. Ferguson, which it sаid involved the "more difficult question" of segregаtion on railway carriers. In Plessy, the Court had listed many cases from state courts, upholding the prаctice of segregаting schools.
The author, Jeanne Wakatsuki, presents a meaningful story filled with experiences that shaped not only her life, but shaped the lives of thousands of Japanese families living in America. The book’s foreword gives us a starting point in which the reader can start to identify why the book was written. “We a told a New York writer friend about the idea. He said: ‘It’s a dead issue. These days you can hardly get people to read about a live issue.
Most likely the basis of Lena’s character and the other daughers’ characters, Amy Tan’s relationship with her mother (discussed in an article by State University of New York at Buffalo) further explains the conception and meaning of The Joy Luck Club’s message. In the article, the author states that Amy Tan found it difficult to communicate with her mother for the reason that Amy Tan “grew up trying to please a mother who could not be pleased” (Longenecker 1). Obsessed with her superstitious beliefs, Amy Tan’s mother often created tension between her and her daughter with her “high suspense” manner of acting, threatening suicide or returning to China at times (Longenecker 1).
In the west wages were declining due to the Chinese immigrants taking jobs. Then the government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 to protect the American’s jobs. The act stated no Chinese immigrants would be allowed in unless their parents lived in America. After this act was passed the main concern of the government was urbanization.
“I was squinting because I was in that silent agony that characterized all of my childhood summers… my dilated and vulnerable eyes exposed to the summer brightness” (241). Audre Lorde uses the agony of her childhood as a symbol of how she viewed the trip to Washington with her family. If she had have grown up in a different neighborhood, with different parents, or even if she had grown up white, she would have experienced the trip differently in a sense that she would be treated with respect wherever she went. The late 1940’s had several groups struggling to find a way to fit in. “Normal” in 1947 was being white.
In "Two Way to Belong in America", a personal essay by Bharati Mukherjee, she talks about the cultural differences between her and her sister, Mira. Throughout the essay, Baharati explains their thoughts and opinions when they first started living in America; describing their similarities and differences. Although both sisters shared many similar values they found themselves on different sides when it came to debating over immigration and citizenship. Bharati who accepted the American culture was proud to be a citizen in the US and also married an American man. Mira on the other hand, thought very differently about it and we can see this when she says, “I’ll become a U.S citizen for now, then change back to Indian when I’m ready to go home.
According the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, “…as with most immigrant communities, many Chinese settled in their own neighborhoods, and tales spread of Chinatowns as places where large numbers of Chinese men congregated to visit prostitutes, smoke opium, or gamble.” (Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts) Many people found the purported behavior to be objectionable and harmful to the moral fiber of America. Many of the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the railroad system ended up in San Francisco. Where the Chinese community was steadily growing.
Essay Questions for Section I 1) The key point of the Reconstruction was to reconstruct the South, in order to, bring it back into the United States. However, there were many issues that the federal government had to deal with during this time period. In my opinion, I would say the primary issue that the federal government was faced with, would be figuring out how to bring the South back into the United States. The other main issue that the federal government was faced with, would be to figure out was what to do with the freed slaves.
What does it mean to be an American today? Being an American isn’t hard,but sometimes people just like to not follow things. First thing is being to say The Pledge of Allegiance in school than sitting down on your lazy butt. Second thing is being yourself. Three thing is if you are at a game standing up and put your hand on our heart for The Star Stander Bender .
By definition, freedom is essentially the right to choose ;by action, it is something wanted but not always achieved .Freedom is the oxygen of the soul (Mashe Dayon ) and it seems to be feigned for and more important to those whom freedom is denied. This is shown in both literary works”The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass “and “Why the Caged Bird Sings”. From both of Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou’s writing it(freedom) is important and longed for ,but how the depravity of it affects the enslaved is where Douglass and Angelou deviate from their similarities. In the piece “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” ,Frederick talks about the hardship and toil he’d gone through and spoke mostly upon the effort he put in the search for freedom ,from hiding books for mental freedom and hiding himself `for physical freedom ,HE shows more tenacity than we,who have freedom ourselves who don’t have much limitation and yet do