Many Questions by Gerald

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Forfeit Your Soul by Logan

 

In the book “American Born Chinses” by Gene Luen Yang the herbalist wife says “It’s easy to become anything you wish, so long as you’re willing to forfeit your soul.” She said this to really make Jin think about who he is. First, she means that if you want something you have to put everything into it. If you really love something and you want it then you aren’t just going to have it handed to you, you have to work for it. Also I Don’t think it’s wrong to get something you want if you’re working hard for it. Second, by working hard for what you want it can change the way you see things. You might give up your soul for fame, money, or love. Or maybe you would give it up for something you love doing. Also in the book we see over and over that Jin wants to forfeit his soul to be cool. All Jin wants is to be an all American White boy, and it seems like he would do anything to have it. That’s something he would forfeit is soul for. I wouldn’t forfeit my soul for anything because if love who I am too much and already have everything I could need. I think that Jin needed to see that he shouldn’t just give up who he is so easily. He needed to see that being popular isn’t all that matters. Third, we as readers see how much Jin changes throughout the book. We also se how much wanting something and giving up who you are for it can effect a person. Latter in the book Jin sees who he really is and that he shouldn’t forfeit his soul for something that doesn’t really matter.