We all can relate to wanting to fit in. Simile The author uses many similes throughout the story.
She envisions the principal as a maniacal child killer. This selection is more subjective because it is based on her personal emotions, feelings, and experiences, not on factual information.At last, I was one of you; I wasn't one of them. She could be a Chinese- American. She envisions the principal as a maniacal child killer. She explains her theme with a significant use of appropriate rhetorical devices that bring out her opinion in a heart-felt manner. She thinks that holding multiple cultural backgrounds is interesting. She considered the following things to be more important and more useful: doing multiplication tables, naming the satellites of Mars, writing reports on Little Women and Black Beauty. Whenever he tripped over his own tongue he would be infuriated at his mother for "setting a bad example" and was constantly correcting her for not being able to properly pronounce consonants. I always had the idea that, if I live here in the US, I should be a full American and not be in touch with Mexican heritage. She described that she eventually did not have to attend the Chinese school but through out her life, I think she still had the idea that being American was greater than her own race. During elementary school at the age of 10, she and her brother were forced by their mother to attend a Chinese school to learn more about the culture and language. Wong was born Chinese, but she did not want to be Chinese or learn the culture about it only because her mother forced her to attend an all Chinese school.
She used a simile likening her classroom to Chinese medicine, ancient mothballs and dirty closets. She gave several examples explaining in full detail of the differences from her Chinese school and an all american school. The narrator and her brother go to the Chinese school on Yale Street.
Her brother seemed to feel the same way and he was very hard on his mother. She considered the following things to be more important and more useful: doing multiplication tables, naming the satellites of Mars, writing reports on Little Women and Black Beauty.