Essay Topic 1
Jean attended a British school where the schoolchildren daily sang "God Save the King". Jean, her cultural identity further confused, refused to sing the song after awhile. Her teacher, Miss Williams, noticed and Jean had to confess she didn't want to sing the song as an American who did not pledge allegiance to the British king. At recess, a stout boy named Ian Forbes confronted Jean and demanded she say "God save the king". Ian twisted Jean's arm until she burst into tears, but she would not say it.
1. As a child of American parents, living in a French compound, attending a British school and speaking fluent Chinese Jean was confused about her identity. Discuss how you think these factors in her life might have confused Jean. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your essay.
2. Discuss, in depth, why you think...
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