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The Struggle to Be All-American Girl Essay

  • Submitted by: Shuhhtran1
  • on March 26, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 807 words

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TOPIC:   Write an essay about “The Struggle to be an All-American girl” is written by Elizabeth Wong.
Living in a cross culture is a good change for you to experience variety things. On the other hand, it brings some difficulties also, such as how to adapt to the new environment, relinquishing your own culture or assume another culture. After reading the article “The struggle to be an All American girl” written by Elizabeth Wong, who had a struggle to be American girl, but it’s not only a struggle to change her mother’s thinking, it is also the struggle to free herself.
In the beginning of “The struggle to be an All American girl”, Elizabeth Wong started out with describing Chinese school in her living town and wrote about her and her brother’s experience of changing their culture from Chinese to American since they were children. They went to the Chinese school because her mother pretention to keep their cultural estate even though they hated it. At the school, they learned not only Chinese but politeness as well. The school in her memory smelled like “mothballs or dirty closet”, and the principal was look like a “maniacal child killer”. She also described her learning Chinese like the most boring thing in the word by using some words as: “kowtow”, “chant”, “sing-san-ho” and ideographs letters. When she became ten years old, Wong “had better things to learn”, she started to study American culture, learn science subjects and read American literature. Her regard that was better than Chinese culture. She considered Chinese was “source of embarrassment”, that sounds “pedestrian”, “chaotic” and “frenzied” and that’s the reason she tried to separate herself from the family members when she “nearby American super marker outside the Chinatown”. Moreover, her brother exasperated her Chinese learning by mocking it with a pidgin speech. After two years in Chinese school, the author and her brother were “allowed not to go there”. Wong thought herself as a...

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