• The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

    A review of the novel highlighting the difficulties faced by Asian immigrants to America.

    The paper asserts that the main theme of the novel is cross-cultural barriers and problems faced by immigrants in America. The paper discusses the psychological causes underlying the difficulties that immigrants, especially from Eastern how to write an essay about myself for college countries, experience in integrating into a new society. The paper explains that while Western immigrants accept their new culture and assimilate relatively easily, Eastern immigrants resist assimilation. The paper summarizes the book and analyzes the cross-cultural miscommunication demonstrated by the family disagreeing with the established medical community as to the true nature of their child's illness and its causes. 

    'The Spirit Catches you and you fall down' is an extraordinary piece of writing in which various issues have been woven together in the style of https://essaylab.com/cheap_essays investigative journalism by the editor of the 'American Scholar', Anne Fadiman. The story revolves around issues of cross-cultural medical practices and miscommunication that often leads to tragic circumstances.

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