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Tom Lee ID: 21846711 11/17/2010 Asian American Study R2A Short Response: Park Boygenius Questions: Why does the author choose to write the story in this surreal manner? Is boy genius really the genius that he thinks himself to be? If he is so smart, why is he deceived by almost everyone he meets? Does Boy Genius’s marriage with Rosalyn, another transformed Asian, imply that he cannot truly put behind his Asian background? Or that he is not truly accepted in the white society? Overall themes: Being a genius does not mean being perfect at everything. Although Boy Genius scored the highest on the Great Search for Genius test when he was merely three, he is deceived by many that he meets. His lack of street smart costs him in the new environment. And the fact that he has been told that he is better and smarter than everyone else made him an arrogant, overconfident person who is very self centered. The novel demonstrates the idea that high intelligence does not make an individual good at everything. In fact, the story
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