Document Type

Sophomore Honorable Mention

Award Date

Fall 2010

Course Name

Literary Explorations 1


Dr. Adam Kotlarczyk


“There was a joke when I was coming to America. For every three Taiwanese that will go to America for an education: Two will get a PhD and one will open a Chinese restaurant. After a while, one of the PhD’s will open a Chinese restaurant also” (Lin). This joke originated from the high population of Taiwanese people that immigrated to America. They had even come up with a formula to achieve the American dream. It consisted of coming to America, working hard, and receiving the benefits. Crevecoeur wrote about the same formula in his essay What is an American? Crevecoeur’s American contract was valid in my father’s case.