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Unformatted text preview: the big commitment to immigrate to America in hopes of wealth and fame. Eventually, in his time in living in America, he begins to become westernized: he wears expensive suits and begins to have professional haircuts. He dances with women in dance halls and eventually even tells his wife to get a science degree from a western university. In many aspects of his life, Ed is incorporated into American society. However, despite his being able to be somewhat incorporated into American society, he is discriminated against in many ways. He is terrorized by “demons” who come from behind and steal his hat and stomp on them. The fact that he is discriminated against leads to the thinking that he is also kept away from jobs that white men and women compete for, which may be an explanation as to why he works at a Laundromat. This blatant act of discrimination creates barriers to pursuing socioeconomic goals....
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- Fall '09
- English, Republic of China, Han Chinese, Chinese people