American Culture In The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

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In the article “Being an immigrant in the United States today means..,” an interview from one of the many immigrants here in the United States stated that they “try our best to look American” because of the worry that anytime they might have to prove their citizenship and documentation just for being Indian. Similarly, in the prologue of the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the narrator describes the journey of a woman across the ocean towards America while saying, “Over there nobody will look down on her, because I will make her speak only perfect American English!” Both these scenarios describe how immigrants are not being fully accepted by American society. It shows that different ethnicities and races are still widely separated no matter the country both live in together. The fear of being frowned upon by Americans and fellow Chinese civilians in America by the woman and the fear of getting picked out because of the color of their skin by the interviewees prove that these people have to live with the pressure of perfecting American ways and culture. Wars are going on all over the world. People are moving wherever they can go in order to be safe from the bombs and the guns that are being pointed at them or simply becoming collateral damage. Some of these civilians are getting immigrated to the United States in order to have peace in their lives. In the article “Being an immigrant in the United States today means..,” Ali Mohammed, one of the interviewees, fled Syria in

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