Janice Mirikitani Suicide Note Analysis

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The poem, “Suicide Note”, by Janice Mirikitani, is about a young Asian female college student that committed suicide. The girl always tried to be a perfectionist in everything she did, which leads her to be very critically harsh on herself. She was not able to accept her imperfections and thought that she could not deal with life. Furthermore, the poem describes the emotions and feelings of the young student who thinks suicide is the only way left for her to please her parents and escape the pressures of student life. Throughout the girl’s life, her parents were more concerned about her receiving good grades rather than unconditionally loving their daughter. The girl’s abuse by her parents, who seemed to have little appreciation towards their
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