China Men - On Fathers Summary & Analysis

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On Fathers Summary

As a child, the author and her brothers and sisters sat in front of the house and waited for their father to return from work. They see a man approaching and run to meet him, calling him their father, and searching through his pockets for treats. The man laughs and insists he is not their father. The children retreat to the house and consult with their mother who confirms that the man is not their father, though he appears largely the same. A few moments later, their father does arrive and, not surprisingly, looks just like the stranger who had previously passed by.

On Fathers Analysis

The very brief anecdote presented here is compelling yet difficult. One possible reading is that all Chinese men look alike and are interchangeable. While this may indeed be the perception of many of the Caucasians...

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