Stories Short Response

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Brandon Yanari Asian American Studies R2B Anna Leong and Janey Lew 31 January 2008 Short Response: Short Stories “Tale of Apricot,” “Dark Wood and Shadows,” “What Good Guys Want” Questions: 1) Is Cho Con at peace in the end after choking on the apricot seed, trying to remember Chu Que? 2) Why does Maman finally take down the altar after stressing so much about not making offerings to her deceased daughter? 3) Does Moody consider himself a good guy? Overall theme: 1) It does not matter how one appears or where one is from because in the end, everyone is connected through death. 2) It is important to move on with life and to not think too much on mysteries that may not exist, especially if they burden people. 3) People are full of themselves, but there is an inner conflict that they are never satisfied. Passage: “I imagined that I could be the smart doctor that every mother wants her son to be. Or even better, I could be the young architect like Don. I could design a nice house for my
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