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How does the use of dialogue reveal the essence of Hom Hing's personality in Sui Sin Far's story "In the Land of the Free"?

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In Sui Sin Far’s short story “In the Land of the Free,” dialogue is used to reveal the traits of Hom Hing’s personality in a number of ways, including the following:

  • Hom Hing seems happy and proud when he first discusses his newly arrived son with the immigration officers.
  • He seems self-controlled but frustrated when he replies to the officers who question his right to bring his son into the United States.
  • He seems determined when he responds to the officers who tell him that his son cannot be admitted to the U. S.
  • He...

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