The Importance Of Family In Everything I Never Told You

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In the novel Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng describes a Chinese American family living in the 1970s in Ohio, and how they go through the tragedy of the favorite child’s death. The Lee’s family is the interracial family that makes up of the white American woman, Marilyn, and the Chinese immigrant man, James, with their three children, Nathan, Lydia, and Hannah. Lydia becomes the favorite child of her parents because she is inherited the blue eye from her mother and the black hair from her father. Therefore, she is expected to do things that fulfill her parents’ dreams. However, the Lee’s family’s poor communication within their family dynamic, the pressure of parents’ expectations and social environment results in Lydia’s frustration
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