The Life Of An American Dream By Jean Kwok Essay

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When a person wants to come to the United States, they think of the American Dream. The American Dream states an opportunity of life. When coming to the United States of America from your country, usually people have difficulties in surviving of education and work. Though in “A Girl in Translation,” by Jean Kwok talks about Kim and Kim’s mother get an opportunity to live in the United States of America. Along the way, Kim and her family have struggles through life awhile living in the United States of America. Kim is entering a different world where she encounters difficulties in her life but she gets through the experiences. Overcoming these experiences that she had to go through, she had family and friends to help her on the advice that she needed. The story of an American Dream is established as an opportunity that includes a picket fence with a home , working hard and the location is at the suburbs. Although Ta Nehisi Coates states, “ The Dream thrives on generalization, on limiting the number of possible questions, on privileging immediate answers. The Dream is the enemy of all art, courageous thinking. and honest writing”[(Coates 50)]. Coates was meaning to say that dreams are questions that we answer to our beliefs to achieve on what we want to achieve. Likewise, Kim and Ma left Hong Kong and had help from Aunt Paula to live in New York to gain an opportunity. For example, “ Aunt Paula wasn 't going to help us. We were alone. Ma bent down and touched her forehead
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