|dc.description.abstract||This research analyzes Hybridity experienced by main characters in the
novels, as the second generation of immigrants who live in the United States.
Living in the new country which is totally different from their homeland brought
difficulties for Grace, Helen, and Ruby. They have long process to adjust their
new environment. Considering such an aspect, the hybridity is chosen as my topic
in this research, because I want to know the form of hybridity that exists in the
diasporic society. Their efforts to blend with host society are analyzed using
hybridity theory through Homy K. Bhabha perspective.
This research uses qualitative research; it means the data with sentences
form acquired from the novel, and other resources including books, Journal, and
internet that are related with the topic. The data related with the main character‟s
attempt to adjust new environment are analyzed with three concepts by Homy. K
Bhabha that are unhomeliness, Mimicry, and hybridity. By using this concept, I
also analyze the critical position of author. The author wants to tell the reader
about the American diasporic society in the World War II period, giving
discrimination for Chinese and Japanese immigrants include their descendant.
The result of this research shows that the main characters acquire hybrid
identity by means of the round of their attempts as their strategy to survive and
negotiate with the dominant culture. They practices some of host society culture
sometimes maintain their own culture. They know the consequence of their acts
will take out their own culture, but they still do it. They get their dream with full
of sorrows. Lisa See agrees that the second generation of Chinese and Japanese
immigrants have experience hybridity in order to find the peace and better lives in
the midst of America as host society.||en_US