EA The Kitchen Gods Wife - The Kitchen Gods Wife Theme Reflections Bicultural Life In this novel Winnie who is a Chinese immigrant lost her mother

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The Kitchen God’s Wife Theme Reflections Bicultural Life In this novel, Winnie who is a Chinese immigrant lost her mother at a very young age and ends up in an abusive marriage. The struggle for her daughter Pearl who is born in America, but is raised in a strict Chinese household, customs and traditions can be seen in the novel. It is difficult for Pearl to differentiate her home life with her outside life. It seems like Pearl has abandoned her heritage and avoids anything that has to do with it at all costs. She doesn’t feel as close to her mother as she used to. In the novel, Winnie flashes back to when Pearl hesitates to learn about her history and ancestors. An example of this is when Winnie learns that Pearl is learning about World War Two, she tries to tell Pearl about what it was like for her in China during that time. Pearl then complains that her mother is talking about “Chinese History” and not “American History” which shows how Americanized Pearl is. There are many other instances of

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