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The Jade Peony written by author Wayson Choy allows Canadian readers to get a glimpse of the reality of an immigrant familys life viewed through the simple perspective of a child narrator In part one of The Jade Peony one does not learn about the characteristics and desires of the narrator at sudden however a vital and fairly constructive way to recognize the individuality and personality of the narrator in the story which is a girl named Liang is to closely examine her relationship with two significant people in the novel Wong Suk a friend and Poh-Poh her grandmother Once knowing about the child narrator it can be revealed what Wayson Choy has achieved by using her to present Part One of his novel Let us begin by looking deep into the relationship Liang the narrator in part one of The Jade Peony holds with Wong Suk who is one of her grandmothers Old China friend Exactly why do we as human beings become so close to someone and are able to share such a strong bond with a person who could once be regarded as a total stranger What is the main reason behind our tight relationship In Wayson Choys novel Liangs close friendship with Wong Suk definitely like all relationships has a reason to it and foremost knowing a little about Liang can help bring into light that reason Being a young girl Liang admires Shirley Temple and through the uncomplicated eyes of a child she believes that if she is well mannered and dressed nicely and learns how to tap dance and sing there will barely be any difference between her a girl coming from a struggling immigrant family and Shirley Temple who on the other hand is widely famous to the extent to be labeled as Americas Princess Now Wong Suk being a mature man having over 70 years of life experience is able to realize and understand that Liang actually
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