The Concubine's Children: Portrait of a Family Divided Themes

Denise Chong
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Coming of Age

Hing was the major example of the coming of age theme. She spent a great deal of her childhood feeling that she was wronged because her mother made no attempt to make a good home for Hing. Over the majority of her childhood, Hing hated her situation and blamed her mother for it. This was natural because Hing was very young. As she aged, she put her hopes into education with the goal of becoming a doctor. The hope for her future was important to her but she came to realize that her mother was not going to be able to support herself long enough for Hing to reach those goals. She dropped out of school and sought other options, looking ahead to the time when she would have to provide support for her mother. Hing eventually found her way into a nursing program but became...

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