A Step from Heaven - Chapters 1, Sea Bubble- 3, Only God Can Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1, Sea Bubble- 3, Only God Can Summary

Young Ju leaves her home in Korea to immigrate to America. Young Ju begins the long process of assimilation in her new country while struggling against her father's insistence that she become American but not too American.

In chapter 1, Sea Bubble, Young Ju is a toddler playing in the ocean with an adult. She is asked to be a brave girl instead of giving in to her fear of the waves. The unidentified adult praises her when she concurs her fear and crests the waves, asking to do it again and again.

In chapter 2, All this Weight, Apa, Young Ju's father, comes home drunk. Halmoni, Young Ju's grandmother, and Uhmma, Young Ju's mother, are not happy with his behavior, but they are powerless to stop him. Young Ju's grandfather, who helped keep Apa's...

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