2. Tan's mother went out of her way to prepare a disturbingly Chinese dinner because she wanted to demonstrate to her guests as well as her daughter that their Chinese heritage was nothing to be embarrassed about, but rather something to be proud of. She proved this by taking the menu to the extreme. For an example, in the last sentence, "For Christmas Eve that year, she had chosen all my favorite foods."; this demonstrates that, although Tan was embarrassed at the time of the dinner, her mother had chosen that she now realizes that she knew in her heart that the dinner did represent her Chinese heritage and that she should have been proud of it. The sentence that best describes the lesson Amy learned is, “You must be proud you are different”.
4. She want people to remember that it doesn’t matter where are you from or what others think about you or your culture; you must be proud of who you are and what you are and to never feel ashamed to be themselves. Tan's purpose is to demonstrate to the readers is more than sole entertainment. She tries to communicate to the audience that being different and coming from a different background is not necessarily a bad thing. It can, in fact, be beneficial because diversity has the ability to add to the interest of a person.
1. Tan sets up her story right away. She described well her feelings, and gave a good description of the “environment” and the people around her. We know immediately that we’re going to hear an anecdote about the minister’s cute son – and an ethnic conflict. Tan's statement "For Christmas I prayed for this blond-haired boy, Robert, and a slim new American nose." show directly from the beginning what Tan's true desire is for, she wants to fit in with the culture around her.
1. The simile about Mary is surprising because referencing such a person is not ordinarily done by authors. The comparison is amusing because the minister’s son is compared to a chaste female even though it’s a first