The story was about the adaptation of immigrants to American life. It was represented by the narrator, a young girl, who came with her family to the USA from the Dominican Republic.
The immigration officer called them differently and they were afraid to correct him. The narrator’s classmates called the narrator in the English manner. The immigrants accepted their new names. They even started to be ashamed by the original pronunciation of the names. As the author said "I burned with shame whenever they singled me out as a ‘foreigner,’ a rare, exotic friend."
Through the topic about the pronunciation of names, the author disclosed the process of changing mentality and self-identification which the immigrants faced.
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