What to the Chinese Immigrant Is the Fourth of July?
This paper is a fictional letter from Sui Sin Far to Frederick Douglass in response to Douglass's speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July".
# 117529 | 1,295 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 07, 2009 in History (U.S. Impending Crisis, 1848-1860) , African-American Studies (Slavery) , African-American Studies (Racism)
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This paper examines the similarities and differences between the views of Chinese-American author, Sui Sin Far and African-American orator, Frederick Douglass in regards to changing the racist American mentality to one of tolerance and acceptance. The paper argues that their views were quite similar; however, Douglass believed that this new America could be achieved solely through law reform while Far believed a change in the mentality of the American people was also necessary. The paper is written in the form of a letter to Frederick Douglass from Sui Sin Far.
From the Paper:"My name is Sui Sin Far. I am a Chinese author who writes about the injustices suffered by Chinese immigrants in America. I wanted to write this letter to congratulate you on your speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July". It is not only a stunning piece of literary work, but it also makes compelling arguments about the flaws of American culture. Your vision of what America should strive to be is generally aligned with my own. You argue strongly for true equality as well as just laws. Your use of pathos is beautiful and allows you to get your point across effectively and eloquently. I read your speech out of interest solely in your work, and have finished it with interest lying more in our parallel situations."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass : An American Slave, Written by Himself. Ed. David W. Blight. Boston: Bedford/Saint Martin's, 2002.
- Far, Sui S. Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings. Ed. Amy Ling and Annette White-Parks. New York: University of Illinois P, 1995.
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