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Unformatted text preview: Ironically, it’s at these times they feel closest to one another and understand each other best. “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan is a short story about a Chinese family during Christmas. Amy has a crush on the minister’s son, who is a white boy. The minister’s family was to come over for Christmas dinner. All throughout the preparation for the meal, Amy feels nervous about the night’s menu. The minister probably wanted roasted turkey and sweet potatoes, not this strange Chinese food. In the end of the night, Amy feels ashamed of her heritage and wishes they could be more “Americanized”. But Amy’s mother tries to explain that Amy must always be proud of who she is. No matter how American you are on the outside, always be proud to be different and your only shame is to be ashamed. The moral speaks on behalf of everyone who is embarrassed of his or her culture. You should not fear to be different, because that is what makes you you....
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- Fall '07
- English, Embarrassment, Blushing, Angela Shamay Response