what means switch worksheet hw.pdf - ENGL 2363 Name Kourtni A Brown Worksheet Jen “What Means Switch” 1 A recurring theme in immigrant literature is

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ENGL 2363 Name: Kourtni A. Brown Worksheet Jen, “What Means Switch” 1. A recurring theme in immigrant literature is preserving and passing on culture to non-first- generation immigrants. What Chinese cultural traditions are mentioned in this short story (identify at least three)? Which ones does the protagonist seem to value most? Why? Which ones does she seem to distance herself from? Why? Are there clues as to why some tradi- tions are more readily embraced than others? Use the chart below to complete your answer. 2. Discuss the significance of cultural heritage. The story introduces cultural heritages different from the protagonist’s. What are they? What does their inclusion contribute to our under- standing about negotiating cultural differences? Why does the story make a clear distinction between Asian cultures - specifically, between the Chinese and the Japanese? (Consider the mother’s actions as well as Sherman’s cutting statement to Mona, “You will never be Ja- panese.”)
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