Lams education and career relates to identity by defining who he is He gave up

Lams education and career relates to identity by

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Lam’s education and career relates to identity by defining who he is. He gave up his traditions and culture to live more like an American. This defines who he is becoming, an American. American’s do define other people by their careers. For instance if you’re a doctor you are highly respected because you worked hard going to school and your job is important to society. If you are a cafeteria server you are viewed as low class for not working hard in school to become something greater. Education is something that can be taught in school and at home and this young man lost some of his education.
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Woodcock 4 The themes of this story show a very distinct picture of a young boy growing up in a new world, yet still being pulled into the old one. This young man rebelled against his parents like most young children do but in some way killing something very important to his family, his traditions. These traditions that this young boy described as something he loathed and distasted, however in the end carried out these traditions to please his mother, thus continuing them. This story showed many changes and examples of otherness that this young man felt in a new world and his rebellious attitude towards those who loved and cared for him. .
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Woodcock 5 Works Cited Lam, Andrew. "Who Will Light Incense When Mother's Gone?" Web. <;. Web. <otherness>.
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