Analysis Of Fish Cheeks

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“Fish Cheeks” In the essay “Fish Cheeks”, Amy Tan writes about being proud of your culture and more importantly who you are. In the essay Tan recounts her Christmas eve dinner when she was fourteen, and the mortification that she felt when the ministers son that was her crush and his family had been welcome to have a customary Chinese dinner. She was frightened of what he would think about her and her family Chinese Christmas festivities. When everybody had left, Amy 's mom had given her a gift and gave her words of wisdom of that she shouldn’t be ashamed of who she is, instead she should be proud of who she is and where she comes from. She said, “Your only shame is to have shame” (Bedford 117). A lesson she didn 't completely acknowledge …show more content…
Crucially, she herself was from Port-au-Prince in Haiti but because of her parents, which were immigrants of the U.S. she was able to come to the U.S. and study. She goes into more details about the people who came to America just so they could have a better life but instead were thrown in jail and treated as if they were some kind of a criminal or a terrorist. They thought that America is a free country full of various diversities known as the melting pot but they didn’t know that they would be accounted as dangerous to the U.S.A. and its society. She saw people in the prison’s that were beaten up by the guards and no one could have done anything about it or even the little freedom that they were given to horrified …show more content…
government doing to people who were muslim or being from the Middle East after the heinous event of September 11, 2001. I’ve seen the movies and all I could do is be thankful for the situation I have compared to those who are refugees or detainees just because they were deemed to be dangerous to the society and the government. When I was reading this essay different scenarios of different movies were coming to my mind which made me made me shiver to how could the government or the prison guards do anything vicious to innocent peoples and not even apologizing for their

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