However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
Suyuan’s American Dream starts in her heart when she decides to escape from the chaotic China and find a better life by immigrating to America. However, she loses her two babies on the way to Chungking. American Dream means different things for different people. Suyuan has fulfilled her American Dream in a certain degree by trying to provide her daughters with successful, blissful and better lives. First of all, Suyuan left Kweilin for Chungking in order to find her husband and avoid the Japanese.
In the book, Lindo Jong was forced to marry the boy chosen for her by the matchmaker. This meant she had to give up her happiness to fulfill the promise she made to her mother that she wouldn’t shame the family and she did everything in her power to keep that promise. Her daughter, Waverly Jong, did not have the same devotion to the meaning of the word “promise”. Amy Tan wrote, “A daughter can promise to come to dinner, but if she has a headache, if she has a traffic jam, if she wants to watch her favorite movie on TV, she no longer has a promise (Tan 42).” The younger generation does not apply as much devotion to the smaller things in life as their moms did because they did not grow up in the culture that the older
Meryl says that “Well, for me, there is no, there is no difference between a private life and a public life. My, my life is my life, is The Truman Show. The Truman Show is...a lifestyle. It's a noble life. It is...a truly blessed life.” However, although she has chosen out of her own free will to be a part of The Truman Show, she is role-playing being Truman’s wife because she is not is wife (although she might be legally but not mentally).
In “Two ways to Belong in America” there are the two sisters that have to interact with the country that they’ve chosen to live. The author contrasts her American lifestyle to her sister’s Indian traditional life. When a new legislation that stimulated citizenship to legal immigrant living in the US was passed, both sisters had different reactions. Starting with Mira saying “I feel manipulated and discarded. This is such an unfair way to treat a person who was invited to stay and work here because of her talent.” (Mukherjee) and on the other hand there is a different reaction from the other sister Bharati by saying “I need to feel like a part of the community that I’ve have adopted.
It is in this light that Nora’s perspective on her life, the changes that she needs to make, and the overall way she is treated by her husband that allows her to make her decision as one that is not only understandable but preferential to the alternative of staying with Torvald. The ending of A Doll’s House was considered controversial in its time because of the fact that the woman left her husband in order to find herself. In modern Western culture, this same perspective on the role of women in the family has remained
Having to leave that safety blanket and beginning a new life can be intimidating and frightening. A person’s former ways and morals could change into the polar opposite. However, keeping something from before can be a friendly reminder and help hold on to the past. In the short story, Clothes by author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the main character Mita thoroughly experiences this situation as she moves from her homeland India, to modern America to marry a complete stranger and commence a life with him. She holds on to and cherishes her Indian style clothing until she becomes influenced with American fashion.
Giving up Indian citizenship for an American citizenship and marrying outside of her family’s culture. Besides their differences the two sister keep in contact as they are blood sisters living in a foreign country. Mira complains about the unfairness given now to legal immigrants even though she’s has worked
She has her own dreams and her greatest passion is playing football which she will not give up for any reason. Her parents, on the other hand, came to England many years ago and never fully integrated. They stick to their religion and traditions and consequently also want their children to preserve their culture. Jess sister Pinky, for example, has to have a proper traditional Indian wedding, with an Indian husband. Jules is the only daughter of her parents.
Once the girls arrived in America things did not go quite as planned. While Mira remained true to her Indian culture and married an Indian man Bharati married a Canadian/American man and chose to desert the Indian culture. Clearly Mira’s culture affected her view on the world. She loved coming to America and the people, experiences, and opportunities the country gave her but she loved her culture more. Bharati’s culture influenced her in a different way.