Summary and Personal Response to “Facing Poverty with a Rich Girl’s Habits” by Suki Kim
By Monguue Tee
Professor, Dr, Atia Yasmeen
Course: English Composition 115
Date: January 15, 2013
Suki Kim who came from Korea, tells in this essay that is named “Facing Poverty with a Rich girl’s Habits” about new immigrant comes to America, How can she absorbs new environment, difference of culture and wealth is important or not. Writer has a few most important points in this essay. First of all she wants to answer wealth is important or is not? After her father bankruptcy, her life is very difficult and they flow to America without any penny. One day you will be rich but another day you will lose all of your things. Lost thing is not big a problem. Once she flew from Korea, she lost everything such as home, friends, relation and wealth but she might satisfy now, because she has new friends, a new home, and a new job. Our forefather told me that “If you lost the things, it is not a problem, if you lost the ethic, it’s a problem, If you lost your health, it’s big a problem”. I agree with that. Secondly, Illustrated in essay that different culture, social, life style and character between Korean and American students.
For example, when the teacher entered in classroom, no one batted an eye but in Korea students and environment of school are different. Another important point of writer, however she became citizenship of America, she celebrates Korean national celebration day, to love national food, national song in her soul and cannot forget her memorize that when she was in Korea. Furthermore, she said that how new immigrants can settle in America, how they can inherit something from first generation and how to teach to their next generation. In my opinion, first generation of all immigrants sacrifices their life and education by working in America. In order that to give good education to their children for future life; they have to work...
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