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similar things in common but live a totally different life from each other. However, Amy Tan hada different scenario. She was not judged of for her skin color. She wanted to be an American and not her own race,which was Chinese. Tan was embarrassed in front of the boy she liked when her father did not have manners at the dinner table during the dinner. Tan stated, “At the end of the meal my father leaned back and belched loudly, thanking my mother for her fine cooking” (111). She was embarrassed about her father’sactions around the boy she likes. She was also embarrassed on howbecausethey her family only had Chinese food and not American food. In a way, Brent Staples and Amy Tan have some similarities by both wanting to please people, and fitinto people's standards. Also having an issue with their culture and caring about what people would say or think about them. Unlike Tan, Brent Staples had anahumiliating and horrible live life for most of his life. He noticed people would accuse him of robbing and stealing things just based off his appearance and his skin color. He would wait for people to cross the street and wait until he is was alone because he does did not want to seem like he is was a threat. Staples also states, “At dark, shadowy intersections, I could cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk,thunk, thunk of the driver-black, white, male or female-hammering down the door locks" (225). He is embarrassed and humiliated that people would do that to him taking him as a threat just because he is a Black African American. He went out of his way to please society even though it may have compromised his true self. To summarize it all, Brent Staples got to know his surroundings and tried different things to stop people from judging and portraying him as a horrible person. You do not inject Tan into this paragraph at all, so what is the basis of comparison?

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Term
Spring
Professor
hoffmann
Tags
English, Brent Staples

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