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Sherry Garlands 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 Vietcongs trying to take over Vietnam A few years after the war between the Vietnamese and the Vietcong Dannys 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 Tiffany Marie and when Sang Le found out about it he was surprised that Danny picked an American girl over a Vietnamese girl On the other side when Sang Le came to Huston he met
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