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Matryoshka Doll Essay

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As my 4 year old self laid upon the Kazak carpet that coated my entire living room, I seamlessly attempted to assemble my Matryoshka doll back into its original state. While my fingers lightly stroked the wooden components of the doll, I realized how captivating the complexity of it was. While I was a child, I invariably portrayed the doll as merely a “toy” with an interesting concept behind it; however, as I emerged into my adolescent years, I understood that the Matryoshka symbolized my process of growth and adaptation as an American immigrant. When I first stepped off the plane and settled in my grandfather's cramped one bedroom studio, I represented the largest of the dolls, one that had no knowledge of America and the diverse culture
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