SW1 - The discourse of school taught that there was noting...

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Nick Hookham Ret. Comp 1-Hackbarth 9/5/07 Discourse of course Lu’s writings were influenced by the cultural categories that surrounded her in her everyday life both at home, school, and her individual identity within the privacy of her own thoughts. First, Lu was influenced by her westernized education at home. Since her parents were bourgeois upper middle class citizens, they believed that the only education worth having was one in English. They believed that the “official” language of the revolution was common held no real educational value. Next, her life at school taught that to come from humble working class backgrounds was the ideal.
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Unformatted text preview: The discourse of school taught that there was noting more important than to love the “Motherland” and to speak only in the official language. Finally, Lu had to balance both home and school with the ideals of her own and synthesize this in her writing and reading. At first she was afraid to allow any mixing of ideas from each discourse because each one insisted that they were absolutely right without any exceptions, however, she later began to combine and synthesize all of these ideals to find her collective voice through all of the clutter....
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