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    American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang and Amreeka, by Cherien Dabis present ideas of people’s struggles with self-identification from different approaches of the same means of rhetoric. The creators of these texts both use pathos as a form of articulation to show that people from different backgrounds are not easily accepted into society. However, they each appeal to a different emotion. American Born Chinese appeals to the reader’s sense of amusement by using comedic, stereotypic, and racial slurs and pictures, whereas, Amreeka evokes sympathy by showing the hardships and struggles of a newly immigrated family. Evidence of this form of pathos in both American Born Chinese can be found in the story where Chin-Kee visits Danny, and in Amreeka…

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    American Born Chinese American Born Chinese is a novel written by Gene Luen Yang and told in three different storylines which resolve as one in the end. The three main characters are the Monkey King, a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers a legendary monkey and leads over the Flower Fruit Mountain, Jin Wang, a second-generation Chinese American who is trying to fit in with his new culture, and Danny, an American boy that has an weird Chinese cousin Chin-Kee who visits every…

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    It’s really hard for people to accept themselves and sometimes it had to do with weight, looks, grades, and even cultural identity. Getting bullied about it makes it a lot worse. Gene Luen Yang talks about this topic in his Graphic Novel, American Born Chinese. American Born Chinese is about three characters, Jin Wang, Danny and The Monkey King. They all have a problem with accepting themselves and the way there lives are. They go through they’re journey on trying to reach self acceptance. As…

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    world full of standards to live up to, they might begin to lose themselves throughout the journey. For example, an individual may adjust their identity to reach the ideal life that every person dreams to aspire. We are never happy with who we are and what we have, we always want more; however, people are dismissing the conception of acceptance. In the book, “American Born Chinese” written by Gene Luen Yang, the American religious experience is accepting yourself. Once a person does this, their…

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    American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang and Amreeka, by Cherien Dabis present ideas of people’s struggles with self-identification through similar, yet different means of rhetoric. Furthermore, the creators of these texts both use pathos as a form of articulation to show that people from different backgrounds are not easily accepted into society, however, they each appeal to a different emotion. American Born Chinese appeals to the reader’s sense of amusement by using comedic, stereotypic, and…

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    The notion that changing the physical behaviors and countenances to fit into another group of people with different identities does not alter the identity of each person is a prominent theme throughout Gene Luen Yang’s book American Born Chinese. There are three main characters throughout the entire book, Monkey King, Jin Wang, and Danny, who all exemplify the theme of immigration. Monkey King identified himself as a god since he built his kingdom, but when he was not accepted by gods and…

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    these stereotypes by effectively challenging their substance. American Born Chinese effectively challenges…

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    In Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, the three separate (yet colliding) stories of the Monkey King, Jin Wang, and Danny and Chin-Kee make the book appropriate for presentation as a graphic novel. Despite having three different stories in the one book, it does standalone. After all the tales come together in the end and you learn that Danny was really Jin who was trying to escape his Chinese heritage and Chin-Kee turned out to be the Monkey King, there is no need for further resolution. The…

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    and Acceptance in Gene Luen Yang’s Graphic Novel “American Born Chinese” In the young adult literature winning graphic novel American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, the authors purpose is to encourage young adults to accept themselves for whom they really are. Throughout the story, the main characters are being triggered by the lack of acceptance from the society they are surrounded by and want to fit in. Each main character is extremely affected by the racial and cultural differences and…

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    What does it mean to be an American? For many who are seeking citizenship through naturalization, it means that the immigrant can speak english, understands the basic workings of the government, is willing to pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and promises to uphold and defend the Constitution (USCIS). As with most societies, unfortunately, the answer to what makes an American is not that simple, as shown in American Born Chinese. Throughout this graphic novel, Jin,…

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