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Unformatted text preview: Midterm exam Eng102: western world literature Tian Chen 10/11/2011 Topic 3: What might their view be of life in America? What might their view be American man and woman? What do these narratives say about life in our culture? The Life, the People and the Culture Portrait of My Father in His 22 nd Year, Teenager Wasteland and the play Proof , all shared the generation gap in the literature. But what I want to focus on in this paper is why these teenagers are confused and what social background causes this uncertainty in teenage life. The life in America is fishing, drinking, dropping out from school, running away from home, and being haunted by the past. In the photographs of my father in his 22 nd year, the father tried to be bold so he would wear his old hat cocked over his ear. He has Carlsbad beer in one hand and spiny yellow perch in another. In the short story teenager wasteland, Donny dropped out of school, and after transferring to a new school for a few months he ran away from...
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