The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: Chapters 1 and 2 Response

Alienness as a Metaphor  Alien, noun : a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living. The author employs two primary approaches, cultural exposure and historical context, in the primary chapters of this novel to acknowledge, explore, and de alienize the Hmong peoples. Within the first chapter, sheContinue reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: Chapters 1 and 2 Response

Hmong 101

I think the Anne Fadiman gave us a great introduction in the first chapter of The Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down, Birth. I think using the birth characteristics and traditions was a great way to let us know about the family and their background. I especially liked the explanation of spirits in the afterlifeContinue reading Hmong 101