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Unformatted text preview: the families and how such a power struggle presents itself in the different stories. Tian, the father in the story “Hunger,” struggles with his past and hoped for a bright future in America. “I drew one cold, sweet breath of air and truly understood that I had arrived in America”(p.12). Tian’s aspirations were cut short by his refusal of promotion within the University he taught in. “They said I can’t teach theory. They said the students have trouble with my English. They said my English has not improved and they don’t think they will be able to wait for it”(p.48). Tian found it incredibly difficult in times of conflict and socializing with his peers. For this reason, the university did not accept...
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 3377 taught by Professor Rivera,joh during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.
- Fall '08
- American Literature