America has many immigrants from different countries.
But is everyone adjusted the new culture? The answer
is no. It is true that young children can easily fit
into this society and adapted the new culture.
However, there are still many older immigrants
participated in their native culture. Because of the
hange?and ot change?situation, that is why many
families have conflicts between parents and children.
That is exactly what Julia Alvarez mentioned in her
novel, ow the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents? she
point out how the Garcia girls change their cultures
in the new country when they assimilates into it and
bring gains as well as losses to their family.
The Garcia is a wealthy family in Dominican Republic.
The father Carlos often bought presents from FAO
Schwarz in the United States for his daughters and
wife. Garcia is a happy family because the four girls
are highly obedient to their parents as one of their
culture. However, things are getting bad for the
Garcia when Carlos got in trouble with the secret
police for agitating against the military
dictatorship. Under the help of a CIA operative, they
managed to get out of the country and live in New York
City. Although the Garcia family escaped from
Dominican Republic, they need to face a new
environment as well as a new culture in America as
Degree of independence is one of the cultures
different between Dominican Republic and America.
Since father Carlos left Dominican Republic as a
mature man, he expected his daughters behave the same
way as Dominican woman would. He scared his daughters
will be mature and assimilate into the American
culture. That is why he always fights with his
daughters when they show a spark of independence or
individuality. However, since the girls came...