A place in the world

A place in the world - Diego Hernando A place in the World...

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Diego Hernando A place in the World The American Dream is something that many people try to achieve, and it is viewed by other countries as the ultimate solution to all their problems. But when immigrants come to the United States to achieve this dream they realize that the American Dream is just a dream. In the Typical American , Ralph, the main character of the novel, comes to America with the purpose to bring honor to his family, but once in the United States he realizes he can achieve greater things. Throughout the novel, Gish Jen shows how Ralph’s ambition for money gets priority over his family and lead him to making the wrong decisions. in achieving his American Dream destroyed his family. culture changes Ralph’s priorities as he tries to find a place in the American society. When Ralph first arrived to the United States he felt just as an outcast as he felt in China. His cousins in China would make fun of his big ears; they would often tie his ears to a bedpost, or put dead bugs at the end of the string, “
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2009 for the course ENGL 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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