American Born Chinese Notes

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American Born Chinese Notes Ch. 1 o Early chapters, some words are bolded o Subtle crude humor- peaches o Monkey King speaks in Chinese characters o Author inserts voice o Monkey king vents frustration through violence o Told that he can’t enter because of his shoes, when in fact it is because he is a monkey Ch. 2 o Starts off with a story o Parents faces are covered initially o Boy wants to be a Transformer o ff o “easy to become anything you wish. .. so long as you’re willing to forfeit your soul” o teacher gets his name wrong o teacher gets other boys name wrong as well o Chinese translations are in <> o You’re in America, speak English o Elementary school is Mayflower elementary Ch.3 o Crude humor again subtle—concentrating on your. .. o Chin-kee is like Chinky o He is a walking stereotype, laughs, claps, face, yellow, stance, language Ch. 4
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o All monkeys must now wear shoes o Masters Invulnerablities: Fire, Cold, Drowning, Wounds o 4 Bodily Forms: Giant, Miniature, Clones, Shape Shift o Monkey King assumes a new title and loses accent “Great Sage Equal
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course ENG 80K taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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