WS_WhatMeansSwitch_.docx - ENGL 2363 Name Gabrielle Young Worksheet Jen \u201cWhat Means Switch\u201d 1 A recurring theme in immigrant literature is

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ENGL 2363 Name__________________ 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 traditions are more readily embraced than others? Use the chart below to complete your answer. CHINESE TRADITIONS PRESERVED OR ABANDONED BY MONA REASON WHY Patriarchy Abandoned Unlike traditional Chinese culture, Mona pursues a relationship with Sherman. She played the role normally portrayed by the male figure in Chinese culture. Honesty Abandoned “My sister Callie's the liar in the family I'm the one who doesn't see why we should have to hold our heads up. But for some reason…” Mona learned that if she just exaggerated the truth she would become popular, which was especially difficult to do as a new girl. She
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