Shadow Of the Dragon.

Essay by Masked_morozzJunior High, 9th gradeB, June 2003

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Sherry Garland's Shadow of the Dragon provides us with an emotional and a romantic storyline of the life of a Vietnamese boy named Danny (Duong) and his older cousin Sang Le, who arrive to the United States of America to fit in the society. Danny and Sang Le both lived a very desperate life in Vietnam with the Vietcong's trying to take over Vietnam. A few years after the war between the Vietnamese and the Vietcong, Danny's parents moved to the United States of America, to live a relaxing life and have an opportunity to buy a house and maybe open their own business someday. Sherry Garland expresses many similarities and many differences between the two beloved cousins Danny and Sang Le. Danny and Sang Le have different point of view for their religion and culture, Danny believes that he is more an American then a Vietnamese, and Sang Le believes that he is more a Vietnamese. There are also many similarities between them such as their love to one another

Throughout the novel, we can see that one of the main differences between Danny and Sang Le is that Danny wants people to think he is an American citizen, and not a Vietnamese Vietcong, he tries to deny his background to other people, that they would not have any wrong thoughts on their minds. Sang Le opposes to that and Sang Le believes that there is nothing wrong with being Vietnamese. Usually most people pick to marry or love a person from the same culture as them and with the same religion. There is a very good example that shows that Danny liked American girls, and that he was not interested in any other types of girls, Danny liked...