Unformatted text preview: questions shows that she wants to know more about China from the perspective of a native-born American. She also said, “When we Chinese girl…”; discrepantly, she considers herself as a Chinese sometimes. To make herself sound like an American, she occasionally uses some American vernacular, like “tits-and-ass”. Incompatibly, she also tries to be polite and humble, just like a Chinese girl. “‘Yes, I have,’ I said out of politeness. ‘Thank you.’” These frequent changes of word choice, attitude and perspective in her narrative voice shows that she is not sure about who she wants to be and who she really is....
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