Unformatted text preview: It was very uplifting to see how Binh’s poor ability to speak French actually helped him when he mistakenly said, “I am the cook you are looking for”. I thought that Truong would have included a little bit more following this first meeting between Binh and Gerrtude Stein and Miss Toklas, but instead Binh looked back on his time working for Mesdames very briefly and jumped right into describing his new job and the expectations of his new employers. I liked how Truong included some amusing parts. One in particular was when Binh was unable to determine what ‘Thin Bin’ meant and went through several different theories of the meaning before finally concluding that its meaning was handsome. I especially like the way in which Truong described the scene between Miss Toklas and Binh when he attempted to state that he wanted to buy a pineapple, but was unable to do so at first because he forgot the word and then proceeded to place his hands on his head to form a crown....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 499 taught by Professor Martinmanalansan during the Spring '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Spring '07