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Unformatted text preview: to mock people. This does not sit well with the mother because she finds the language to be hard. As the story progresses Lee tells us that his mother does not go into stores where she has to use English. By doing this it’s a win-win for both parties. Then the story progresses in telling us that Korean people are not use to driving because the mother floods the engine in the middle of the street and blocks traffic. Since she has a strong background she gets embarrassed when she is forced to speak English. For example in the butcher shop when she gets put on the spot her English altogether crumbles, thus saying the Korean word for oxtails....
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- Spring '09