Loung Ung Lucky Child Quotes

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Being separated from the person you love for two weeks might be hard. But being separated from your own sibling for almost 15 years is what Loung Ung had to go through with her sister Chou, and that’s after escaping a war, too. In the book Lucky Child by Loung Ung, Loung and her sister Chou are separated when Loung is given the opportunity to go to America with her brother and her sister in law. Chou is forced to stay in Cambodia with the rest of their family where the war is still going on, and lives her life in fear. AS Loung instantly becomes accustomed to the American way, Chou must stays responsible back in Cambodia, such as wanting to show respect to her family by taking care of the younger children while cooking and at age 18 she …show more content…
This is evident on pg. 163, when Chuo is told to get married by her aunt. “Chou, you know I think of you as my own daughter.” Aunt Keang speaks softly as she helps Chou tie up their mosquito nets. “And I’ve loved you as one of my own.” ...“Chou, it is time for you to get married.’ Chou’s stops and looks and at Aunt Keang, her throat tightening...For a girl to refuse her parent’s choice shows great disrespect. It tells the world that she does not trust her elders judgement, and thus causes them to lose face.” It is so obvious that Chou isn’t ready to get married at the tender age of 18, but doesn’t want her family to lose face so there’s nothing she can do except get married. Fear is enveloping her body as she agrees silently, yet it’s evident she isn’t ready. But Chou will do anything to not let her family lose face, and she goes off her family’s …show more content…
he difference between the two places is evident as one sister struggles to survive and achieve basic needs and one sister thrives safely and tries her best to fit in with the American crowd. In America, Loung is given better education, compared to Chou, who got kicked out of the school because she was distracting too many people with her aunt’s baby. In America, Loung has better safety, while in Cambodia Chou lives in fear in hopes that her or her loved ones won’t get kidnapped in Cambodia. In Cambodia, Chou has a huge weight of responsibility on her shoulder such as making good for the family, watching children, getting married, etc. In America, Loung is also responsible yet doesn’t go off her brother’s cautions and tries countless time to disobey

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