Level Up Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Gene Yang
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Dennis Ouyang struggled between two cultures. As an Asian American, his father believed in a strong, almost punishing work ethic and eating "bitterness," to build character. By this phrase, his father meant that his children will grow to adulthood possessing a good character and work ethic if they are not spoiled as children. But Dennis was in America and most of his classmates were not Asian.

1. Do you think a strong work ethic builds character? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think Mr. Ouyang was too hard on Dennis? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think the way that Mr. Ouyang was raising Dennis was not typical of other, non-Asian Americans? Why or why not? Use examples from the book...

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