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    Adeline Yen Mah's "Falling Leaves" Works Cited Missing For years, the world has been oblivious to the painful, degrading traditions toward women that take place behind the “Bamboo Curtain” of China. Falling Leaves , by Adeline Yen Mah, unveils the darker side of Chinese culture through her eyes as an unwanted Chinese daughter. Shocking mistreatment, of not only the author, but also the females in her extended family keep suspense alive throughout the book. My heart sobs at each account of Adeline’s

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    Adeline was known as "bad luck" in her family. Her childhood to age 14 was a mix of feelings and a miserable experience for her. People in her family like Niang and Father didn't respect her at all and made her feel horrible about herself. The autobiography , Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, is depressing because the author writes her miserable childhood to age 14. Adeline's guardians Niang and Father don't treat her with respect or love that she is supposed to have. Adeline loved PLT with

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    “ Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” - Swami Sivananda. Only you can create your future and control your success in life. Adeline Yen Mah finds a way to get through her tough life and keep her head up. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah is an inspirational story. Adeline, abused and treated horribly by her stepmother, rose above her dreadful life. She is an inspiration because she keeps going when she is treated horribly and learns to have

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    The Character of Adeline from Falling Leaves Adeline is quite a likable character. The reader is encouraged to empathize with her right from the beginning of Chapter 6 of the autobiography "Falling Leaves". The reader sees everything from Adeline's point of view, and the injustice Adeline suffered was very serious indeed; it makes the reader angry and indignant despite the fact that he/she is powerless and could not have helped Adeline in any way. Adeline presents herself as a

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    and unwanted, to boarding school, to self made millionaire Adeline Yen Mah transformed her life. Motifs are sub-themes that support main theme. Authors like motifs to open the readers mind slowly to the idea of the main theme. A few motifs from “Falling Leaves” are that hardships lead to success, family heritage is important, and family makes people who they are. Though all these things seem as though they stack the odds against a person, that person can overcome anything they put their mind to. Hardships

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    How was a woman who has experienced nothing but rejection by her own family and abuse, able to do well in life? Adeline Yeh Mah, the author of her memoir Falling Leaves was that woman. From the beginning of her life, she was blamed and rejected by her brothers and sister for the death of their mother. She was bullied by her brother Edgar and was forced to help her sister do her daily task. As Adeline got older the abuse got worse. Her mother remarried a woman named Jeanne, called Niang by the children

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    Mangroves in Australia

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    to conserve or retain water. These roots also provide oxygen intake by structures call pneumatophores. This ability is important in times of low soil aeration. The leaves are covered with a waxy cuticle that helps retain water. In some species, the leaves are responsible for salt secretion, while others store excess salt in leaves until they fall off the tree. The mangrove species also have modified reproductive structures. Most seeds develop while still attached to the parent tree. This enhances

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    without leave (AWOL) searching for a young man named Cacciato in the imagination of a man of the platoon named Paul Berlin. In Going After Cacciato the “tea party,” between the AWOL platoon and Li Van Hgoc contributes greatly to the novel by adding to the confusion and teaching the reader how to deal with the war and the ’noise.’ The first thing that this “tea party” does is that it introduces the reader to Li Van Hgoc. The response of Paul Berlin to Li Van Hgoc and his party was a “falling feeling

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    In the book there is a plethora of falling images. The very title is about Holden wanting to "catch" little kids from falling off a cliff. "What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff" I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.” (Pg. 173) Holden wants to save everyone and be a hero, when he needs to focus a lot more attention on his self. To him falling is when you loose your innocence, and

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    David Guterson's Snow Falling on a Race

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    David Guterson's Snow Falling on a Race The novel Snow Falling on Cedars, written by David Guterson, is about the events that occurred during Pearl Harbor. The novel focuses on the trials and tribulations that the Japanese race had to deal with in America. During the war there were many American concentration camps that held Japanese and Japanese-Americans. The novel is about a Japanese man who is on trial for a murder that he did not commit. The novel exploits all of the fallacies of Japanese

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