欧洲杯线上买球
首页 > 班级风采

Everyone talked loudly in Chinatown

发布时间:2018-11-28 07:15:11           责任编辑:管理员           点击次数:5500

班级:12-4     作者:单昌依云

In the story “ Everyone talked loudly in Chinatown” written by Anne Jew, and there are three reasons could improve that the Lin is separated from Chinese culture. First of all, Lin’s parents experienced Chinese traditional education which is great influenced she and caused some bad memories. Secondly, Chinatown brings a limitation Chinese culture for Lin and makes she feel not really like the way people talk in Chinatown. Thirdly, the contrast between western culture and eastern culture brings a distinct culture shock, and apparently she prefers the former. Also, traditional Chinese feudal culture education and the education she now receives form a conflict, thus makes the family communication becomes intense. In the text, “ ‘ How can you be so fearless? Going out with a white boy!’ screams my mother. My father walks to me, his eyes wide with anger and slaps me on the face. Automatically, I slap him back. He is stunned and I take the opportunity to run into my room... It is only when the last night is turned out that I start to cry” ( Jew, 5). In Lin parents' perception, she was not allowed to be with a white person, a different race. And, in the face of disappointment on both sides, she was disappointed that her parents could not understand her, so she hid and cried, then it adds some rejection of Chinese culture. Besides, a limited scope of prompting a limited culture to be presented to Lin which made she feel uncomfortable and disliked. In the text, “ My grandmother was very popular in Chinatown... Everyone talked loudly and waved their arms. I couldn’t understand why they had to be so loud. It seemed uncivilized... But as I started grow up, stopped going to Chinatown with her, where is too loud” ( Jew, 4). Strange behaviors and ways of speaking were unacceptable to her, at least not in the culture she was taught. At this point, an obvious cultural fault emerges, a cultural behavior she does not like, making her lose interest in the whole culture. Growing up in a foreign country, Lin was brought up with a different education, a more flattering approach to a culture in which she was losing interest. In the text, “ My best friend for a long time was a German girls who lived up the block. Everything was neat and orderly at her house, and her mother was a quiet, pleasant woman who offered me green apples from their trees. My mother only bought red ones from Chinatown” ( Jew, 4). A very different way of life was certainly a novelty to her in her adolescence. She liked such quiet family relationships, which made her feel even more repulsed by everything in Chinatown and everything there. Therefore, both her parents' thoughts and the conflict and contrast between eastern and western cultures have made her reject Chinese culture more and further away from it.