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Comparison Essay - My Two Brothers

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MY TWO BROTHERS

No two people are exactly alike, and my two older brothers, Thu Nguyen and Thang Nguyen, are no exceptions. When I think of them, I think of Rudyard Kipling’s words, “East is East. West is West. Never the twain shall meet.”

Even though they have the same parents, their considerable differences in looks, personalities, and attitude toward life reflect the differences between Eastern and Western cultures.

Like the majority of oriental men, Thu is short, small, and has a full moon-shaped face. His smooth white skin and small arms and feet make him look somewhat delicate. Thu always likes to wear formal, traditional clothes. For example, on great holidays or at family rice celebrations, Thu appears
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Whereas Thu enjoys tea and classical verses, Thang prefers to take sun baths and drink whisky while he listens to rock and roll music. And like American youths, Thang is independent; in fact, he loves his independence more than he loves his family. He wants to move out of our house and live in an apartment by himself. He is such an individualist that all the members in my family say that he is selfish.

My brothers’ differences do not end with looks and personalities. Concerning
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