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The Sun Is Also a Star Themes & Motifs

Nicola Yoon
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Immigration and the American Dream

There are countless reasons immigrants come to the United States, as demonstrated The Sun is Also a Star. The novel relies heavily on the immigrant experience in America, as do the lives of Daniel, Charlie, and Natasha. The families of each have their own reasons for immigration.

The reader comes to know both families in turn. While Daniel and Charlie were both born in America and consider themselves to be American first and foremost, their mother and father were both born in, and emigrated from, Korea. Their parents came to the United States because they were chasing the American Dream, wanting a better life for themselves and their future children. This was inspired by the drudgery and poverty that their father faced when he worked with their grandfather doing crabbing.

Meanwhile, although Natasha and her parents were born in Jamaica, Natasha’s...

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