Title Who light Incense Mother's Gone3 Describe personally relate theme explain intend purpose 'story theme Use quotes 'selected 'story 'support paper At end thepaper analyzed 'stories focus a approaches Formal criticism Reader response criticism Historical criticism Gender criticism

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" But in the end Andrew Lam could not promise his mother that someone would always sustain and remember her in the afterlife, his transformation to American is too complete. He does not seem believe that the spirits of the dead can be sustained by the actions of the living. But he does console himself with the fact that "if some rituals die, some others have only just begun," his writing for instance. (Lam)

As a 35 year-old African American woman I immediately associated myself with his mother, and looked at my children and wondered if they will have the same values that I have when they get older. Will my children maintain my memory, my values, my teachings, and my beliefs? Everyone would like their children to maintain the values of the parents, but like Andrew Lam, I do not believe that it is possible. I looked at the story from the perspective of a mother, but I should have looked at it from the perspective of a daughter. I am not an immigrant, nor my parents, or theirs, but they too have many traditions that the modern world simply does not allow for me to participate. For example, my mother is much like Andrew Lam's, maintaining religious practices that I just cannot perform, my work schedule sometimes means that I must work on Saturdays and Sundays and cannot make religious services. I do not have time to volunteer or spend the time my mother did at church. Like Andrew Lam, I wished that I could be more religious, but unlike Mr. Lam, I have not completely abandoned traditional beliefs. I still attend services when I can, and do participate when the world does not force me into other things. And like his mother, I too wonder if my children will participate in religious services at all. They only attend when I do, and they do not go on their own. Mr. Lam is correct when he concludes that the next generation will not maintain the traditions of those who came before, nor should they. Each generation must create their own world, their own traditions; that is the American way.

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"Title Who Light Incense Mother's Gone3 Describe Personally Relate Theme Explain Intend Purpose 'story Theme Use Quotes 'selected 'story 'support Paper At End Thepaper Analyzed 'stories Focus A Approaches Formal Criticism Reader Response Criticism Historical Criticism Gender Criticism" (2011, September 22) Retrieved September 1, 2015, from http://www.paperdue.com/essay/title-who-light-incense-mother-s-gone3-describe-52166

"Title Who Light Incense Mother's Gone3 Describe Personally Relate Theme Explain Intend Purpose 'story Theme Use Quotes 'selected 'story 'support Paper At End Thepaper Analyzed 'stories Focus A Approaches Formal Criticism Reader Response Criticism Historical Criticism Gender Criticism" 22 September 2011. Web.1 September. 2015. <http://www.paperdue.com/essay/title-who-light-incense-mother-s-gone3-describe-52166>

"Title Who Light Incense Mother's Gone3 Describe Personally Relate Theme Explain Intend Purpose 'story Theme Use Quotes 'selected 'story 'support Paper At End Thepaper Analyzed 'stories Focus A Approaches Formal Criticism Reader Response Criticism Historical Criticism Gender Criticism", 22 September 2011, Accessed.1 September. 2015, http://www.paperdue.com/essay/title-who-light-incense-mother-s-gone3-describe-52166

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