2. What Is The Point Behind The Stories During Sone

Her father was studying law in Tokyo, Japan. A young and ambitious man, at the age of 25, he sailed to the United States with hope of making enough money to continuing his education, and becoming an American Lawyer.
Her father, young and naive, would soon learn that the land of opportunities, was hard and racist. He would find himself working many different type of jobs, to include: laying ties for the railroad, field work in eastern Washington, working on ships as a cook, and laboring in a drycleaner. In time, they would run a hotel in Seattle, where they would reside as a family.

2) How did the author 's education reflect her being torn between two cultures?
Being born in the United States and being forced to assimilate into two different world, the young child (the author) became confused and resentful, having to go to a Japanese (secondary)
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The Japanese cultural training, would generate an altering personality, as a soldier, and demonstrating the proper etiquette that was expected within an Asian society. It was a struggle for Monica, as she fought the very essence of her training.

3) What is the point behind the stories during Sone 's childhood about the police and dance classes? Explain what happened and what she
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The Japanese culture, so strict and traditional, made the children feel oddly different, even though they were classified as Japanese. Monica and her siblings were westernized and looked down upon, as Americans. As children, they would clash with their cousins and neighbors, showing hostility and actually skirmishing with one another (lacking the understanding and acceptance of the diverse cultures). Slapping a cousin and fighting with neighbor children, would display the western independent character of these visiting children, which shocked their Japanese

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