`In the Land of the Free` by sui sin FAR
Chinese immigrants in America as she is half-Chinese . She uses her background as a motivation in to write more about the oriental culture and the fate of the Chinese in America as these are common themes in her works Before and during the time of Edith Eaton , the Chinese were brought in America in large numbers as indentured laborers or coolies . Even though the Chinese were never enslaved by the Americans like the African-Americans they still experience racial discrimination because they were regarded by the majority of Americans as an alien race
with weird customs and habits . The oriental culture that they have made it difficult for them to assimilate in a nation that wanted to preserve the white dominion . Moreover , the Chinese immigrants were also seen as a threat for American laborers because they consented to work for lower wages , which make them targets of racial violence (Ling , n .d
The written works of Edith Eaton paved the way for the greater realization of this ill situation that the Chinese immigrants have to go through . In the story of In the Land of the Free ' she was able to show the irony of the Chinese people living in America . This is due to the fact that America , which is considered as the land of the free , is merely fazade because there are people like the Chinese minority who do not experience freedom or equality but actually have to suffer the exact opposite of these values that the Americans give so much importance to The efforts and works of Edith Eaton shows how an individual wants to use the power of the pen in to inflict change . She wants more people to become aware of the real problems in the Americans society especially with regards to the situation of racial...