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Children As Enemies by. Ha Jin

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Yejin Kang

on 9 June 2014

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Transcript of Children As Enemies by. Ha Jin

Theme
General Information
Characterization
"I"(Narrator) & his wife
General Information
First-Person Point of View
Literary Devices
by, Ha Jin
Children As Enemies
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
Plot
Realistic Fiction
Genre
Narration Point of View
Grandchildren: Matt & Flora
Son: Gubin
Daughter-in-law: Mandi
"Phew, who believes in that crap?" the boy muttered.
but Gubin didn't make a peep.
Simile
on the wet street like colored whales.
Metaphor
he was just a rice barrel thinking of nothing but food.
Conflict
External Conflict
between grandparents and grandchildren
Hook
Our grandchildren hate us.
Onomatopoeia
Setting
When: About three months ago.
Where: At their house.
Hook
"OUR GRANDCHILDREN HATE US."
External Conflict
NAME
boy: Qigan Xi
girl: Hua Xi
People call 'Chicken'
People call 'Wow'
means "amazing bravery"
means "flower"
Change Name!!!
Gubin & Mandi
Quigan Xi
Hua Xi
Matty Xi
Flora Xi
"powerful in battle"
"flower"
Girl's name
Qigan Xi
Matty Xi
Matt Xi
" I have an idea. 'Matty' can also come from 'Matt.' Why not drop the letter 'y' and call yourself Matt?"
Gubin
Matt
hew
" Who gives a damn about that! I'm gonna call myself Matt. "
about two months after
Matt
'I' (Grandfather)
Xi - Eleven
"Me and Flora, we both must have a new last name."
"You can't do that. Your last name belongs to the family, and you can't cut yourselves off from your ancestors."
"Baloney!!"
Gubin & Mandy
"Now you're happy to let them break away from the family tree. What kind of daughter-in-law are you? I wish I hadn't allowed you to join our family."
Matt
"Who are you?"
"This isn't your home."
my wife
Flora
"You're just our guests."
"So we sold everything in China, our apartment and candy store, just to be your guests here. huh? Heartless. who told you this isn't our home?"
Decided to move out.
"My Daughter-in-Law Mandi Cheng Is the Most Unfilial Person on Earth! But I dissuaded my old better half. What's the good of that? For sure Mandi's company won't fire her just because she can't make her parents-in-law happy. This is America, where we must learn self-reliance and mind our own business.
don't ask Gubin about what last name Matt and Flora use now.
Matt and Flora usually shun.
conservative
want to become Americanized
always listen to Mandi
Static Character
rude
Static Character
Static Character
Static Character
Story?? (Plot)
Mood
heartbreaking
Who is right or wrong.
Chinese Culture? or America Culture?
Older Generation? or Young Generation?
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