Challenges of Immigrants in "The Color of Water" and "Stealing Buddha's Dinner"
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The paper analyzes James Mcbride's "The Color of Water" and Bich Minh Nguyen's "Stealing Buddha's Dinner" and focuses on the three major themes of the role of education, the significance of religious beliefs in the three families, and the degree to which gender influenced the characters' lives. The paper posits that both authors did a good job at explaining to readers what challenges face a person who belongs to a different cultural tradition and so both works represent an important contribution to contemporary literature.
"James Mcbride's "The color of water: a black man's tribute to his white mother" is not only a tribute to the author's mother, just like the author suggests it, but is an autobiography. The book is divided in chapters in which the author tells about the his early life and those in which his mother speaks in first person telling the reader about the period before her son was born."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bich Minh Nguyen, Stealing Buddha's dinner, in Google Books, Retrieved November 3, 2010 from http://books.google.it/books?id=9g7cM4P0EVkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Stealing+Buddha's+Dinner%22&source=bl&ots=R7eCoxffbu&sig=sAVM2dgDgeftj3Sj3W3K_X9n3MI&hl=it&ei=LSv6TJC6C4nrObmQ9NQK&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false
- Mcbride, J., The color of water, Riverhead Trade, 2006
Cite this Analytical Essay:
Challenges of Immigrants in "The Color of Water" and "Stealing Buddha's Dinner" (2013, May 02) Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/challenges-of-immigrants-in-the-color-of-water-and-stealing-buddha-dinner-153049/
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