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Unformatted text preview: Jamie Dotson English 1010 Comparing and Contrasting “My Hyphenated Identity” by Jhumpa Lahiri and “Blue-Collar Root, White- Collar Dreams” by Alfred Lubrano Jhumpa Lahiri and Alfred Lubrano both write about living between two different worlds. Although the situations are completely different, many of the experiences are the same. In “My hyphenated Identity”, Lahiri talks about what it was like to be an Indian immigrant growing up in Rhode Island. She tells how he felt neither Indian nor American. There was pressure at home to follow the customs of her parents. They spoke their native language, ate their native cuisine, dressed in their native clothing, and didn’t attend church on Sundays. She says her for her parents, home was not their house in Rhode Island but Calcutta, where they were raised. She also speaks of the world outside her home. The world of school, books, music and television shaped the aspect of who she was. Although she comprehended the English language with no accent, there was still the aspect of who she was....
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- Spring '11
- English, Blue-collar worker, Alfred Lubrano, white-collar world, hyphenated identity