Throughout the book, Mona in the promised land, the main characters are faced with stereotypes which they cannot control. Stereotypes in society shape the way people are perceived. Everyone deals with their stereotype’s in a different way. The two characters who deal with the most stereotypes are Mona, and Barbara. According to their stereotypes, Barbara is a better all around person than Mona, due to her social class, but when it comes to dealing
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it turns out that their view of what they should do is entirely different. Mona is a very strong person who will fight for self justice, while Barbara will conform to the norm so that she won’t be "weird." Mona and Barbara are both wonderful people, but when compared to each other the stereotypes are wrong. Mona, "the good Chinese girl," turns out to be the stronger person who can deal with her identity.