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Fish Cheeks Summary

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The authors purpose wrote these pieces in order to demonstrate the importance of forgiving family.
First of all, we have to forgive family to keep ourselves happy. For example, in “Fish Cheeks”, when Amy’s family was having Christmas Eve dinner with her crush’s family she was horrified when her father said, “‘Amy, your favorite,’ he said, offering [her] the tender fish cheek. [She] wanted to disappear’” (Tan). Even though her father in this moment wasn’t purposely trying to embarrass her there was nothing she could do that would change the outcome of her family’s actions on the Minister’s family. So what would be the point of continuing to dwell on it, there isn’t one. The only thing that would've occurred due to her dwelling on their actions
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