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Anne Tyler's "Digging to America". The book shows how the United States became a melting pot, with different people of distinct countries in the same environment

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1. In the beginning of the book, the first difference that can be observed is the cultural crash between the families that adopted the Korean girls. The contrast between the families was clear.The Donaldsons arrived with balloons and cameras, a huge amount of people, they were totally Americans, had all the costumes(food, culture way of living) and traditions from the United States. The Yazdans family, on the other hand, were not noticed, they were waiting quietly with few people the baby arrival. They were different, they followed their habits and costumes with strictness. What would probably happen is a cultural shock between both families, because each country, has its own religion, habits, and for persons to live in a convivid atmosphere, everyone must respect its choices? The families will probably suffer different types of daily situations when they start educating their children. The Donaldsons kid might be a typical American girl, with all the thoughts, desires that an girl who lives in America has. ...read more.


The book shows how the United States became a melting pot, with different people of distinct countries in the same environment. At the same time, it relates how dificult is to understand other peoples costumes , it shows that everybody must respect and learn how to deal with the others . Of course its hard for people who learnt things in a way, see others acting on the exact diferent way, it´s hard to accept in the beginng, but with pacience and open mind, convive with other cultures is a way to expand knowledge and life experiences, exchanging informantions, daily costumes and life stories... I can totally understand the situation, in the deep inside we are all the same, and we must respect each other no matter what choices of culture we have. 4)The author was successful. Anne Tyler is known around the globe for writing daily routine novels, what is amazing about that, is that even when she writes about normal things, her books still interesting and very unique. ...read more.


6- 1.Dimmed(page 5)-make or become less bright or distinct 2.Wandered off(page 5). walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way: 3.Glanced (page 9)- a brief or hurried look 4.Bassinet(page 10)- a baby's wicker cradle, usually with a hood. 5.Stubbornly(page 13)- having or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something 6.Widowed(page 15)- make into a widow or widower 7.Farewell(page 23)- used to express good wishes on parting 8.Unpleasantness(page 34)- the state or quality of being unpleasant. 9.Throng(page 42)- A large, densely packed crowd of people or animals: 10.Pummeling(page 51)- Strike repeatedly, typically with the fist 11.Rueful(Page 51)- Expressing sorrow or regret 12.Lackadaisical(page 64)- Lacking enthusiasm and determination 13.Grueling(page 68)- A thin liquid food of oatmeal or other meal boiled 14.Endured(page 68)-Suffer 15.Dauntlessness (page 80)- Showing fearlessness and determination. 16.Slouched(page 93)-Stand, move, or sit in a lazy, drooping way. 17.Chuckling(page 139)- To laugh quietly or to oneself. 18.Dwell(page 139)- a slight regular pause in the motion of a machine. 19.Putterer(page 144)- To waste time in idling. 20.Vowed(page 146)- A set of such promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career. ...read more.

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