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ENGL 100 The Gangster We Are All Looking For Analysis

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Te Jung Liu Liu 1
Mary Cudahy
ENGL 100
July 5, 2020
The Gangster We Are All Looking For” Evaluation
The Gangster We Are All Looking For is a novel narrated from the first-
person’s perspective as a memoir. It describes the life of a Vietnamese girl
immigrate with her family to the US to escape the war in Vietnam. This novel
through active expression, add images, and interspersed with the little girl’s
dreams and imaginations to show the struggle their family face, such as miss
home, family conflict, and cultural difference. Although the time and place shift
continuously throughout the novel and use a lot of metaphors sometimes make
me feel confused, I think it is a way the author us to express the challenge and
traumas she faced. After migrating to the US, they not only have to fit in a new
environment, but also try hard to cover their traumas. Ba drink a lot to depress
the stress in life, but Ma didn’t like that and usually argue with him, it made the
narrator very sad. The little girl missed her older brother, she had a lot of
imaginations of her older brother. She didn't want to believe that her brother was
dead, just like she thought the butterfly in the disk still alive. When she watched

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her classmates playing together, she threw back the time she played with her
brother instead of play with her classmate. Many times, she felt that her brother
just beside her and she can feel his warmth. These happy memories are a way to
cure her traumas and loneliness, she can temporarily forget the painful feeling.
First, I found that the little girl had a lot of memories playing together with
her older brother in her school life. “At recess that first day at school, as I stood in
the shadow of a big electrical box on the edge of the playground, I missed my
older brother. Could he see me standing here? Was he wondering why I wasn’t
playing with the other children? Wasn’t I exactly like our limp-footed
schoolmaster in Vietnam?” (Le 19). Because she didn’t play with her classmate,
she felt lonely. For most children, they like to play with each other in the recess
time. But the little girl didn’t play with them, she just stood aside, remembering
the time she played with her brother and hope he can play with her. The good
memories she played with her brother is her way to overcome the loneliness.
The little girl missed her brother all day. At the first year she went to the
US, every day after school, she would go to Melvin’s room to play the butterfly in
the disk and the glass animals. There is a paragraph that impressed me a lot “I
held the disk up to my ear and listened. At first all I heard was the sound of my
own breathing, but then I heard a soft rustling, like wings brushing against a

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Te Jung Liu Liu 1 Mary Cudahy ENGL 100 July 5, 2020 “The Gangster We Are All Looking For” Evaluation The Gangster We Are All Looking For is a novel narrated from the firstperson’s perspective as a memoir. It describes the life of a Vietnamese girl immigrate with her family to the US to escape the war in Vietnam. This novel through active expression, add images, and interspersed with the little girl’s dreams and imaginations to show the struggle their family face, such as miss home, family conflict, and cultural difference. Although the time and place shift continuously throughout the novel and use a lot of metaphors sometimes make me feel confused, I think it is a way the author us to express the challenge and traumas she faced. After migrating to the US, they not only have to fit in a new environment, but also try hard to cover their traumas. Ba drink a lot to depress the stress in life, but Ma didn’t like that and usually argue with him, it made the narrator very sad. The little girl missed her older brother, she had a lot of imaginations of her older brother. She didn't want to believe that her brother was dead, just like she thought the butterfly in the disk still a ...
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