Peters-WongParagraphs

Peters-WongParagraphs - by calling him a maniacal child...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
John Carr IPWS Professor Peters 4 August 2008 Many kids in America have different cultural backgrounds. Their parents usually force them into learning the language or doing a cultural event that didn't pertain to the children. In the essay, “The Struggle to Be an All American Girl,” Elizabeth Wong shares her story about her mother and how Wong was force to enroll into Chinese school. Wong wanted to be Americanized she wanted to know and do the same thing as everyone else in Los Angeles. Possible reasons could be that she felt out of place being from a different background as well as wanting to explore her own way and not rely on her cultural background to find inspiration. When she was ten years old she “had better things to learn than ideographs copied painstakingly in lines that ran right to left from the tip of a moc but,”. She possibly didn't want to spend her time with the teacher either, because she expresses her hatred for the teacher
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: by calling him a maniacal child killer. In the beginning of the essay, she clearly doesn't want to attend or be a part of the Chinese school. John Carr IPWS Professor Peters 4 August 2008 As one progresses in age, the values of family and culture resurface. Elizabeth Wong writes in her essay, The Struggle to Be an All American Girl that she first off wants to be Americanized, in the end she explains differently. Sadly, I still am, describes Wong as she expresses her angst for having the culture she wants now. In my opinion she grew out of the phase of wanting to do it the All-American way and feels that family is more important than being accepted. It was an act of maturity where she got to realize the reasons her mother forced her into attending Chinese school....
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

Peters-WongParagraphs - by calling him a maniacal child...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online